Blue Ridge is another access trail to Keyser Creek Trail that would be easily traveled by most vehicles. It is a double wide trail for most of the length and climbs in elevation providing a panoramic view to the west. There are multiple spur roads off of Blue Ridge and which offer dispersed campsites. The panoramic views and aspen forests would be amazing during the fall when the leaves change colors.
At the intersection with Keyser Creek Trail, there are large group campsites straight ahead and to the west. Rocky Point Trail is a short jaunt to your east, while Little Muddy Creek and Cook Creek Rim are to the west.
There are wide shoulders prior to and as you turn onto County Road 50/FS 133 as well as parking areas.
From Hot Sulphur Springs, travel west on US 40 for 2.6 miles. Just prior to crossing the Colorado River at the end of the canyon, you will turn south onto County Road 50/FS 133.
From Parshall, travel east on US 40 for 2.5 miles. After crossing the Colorado River you will turn south onto County Road 50/FS 133.
There are wide shoulders and low traffic at the south trailhead but no parking areas.
The south trailhead is located off of Keyser Creek Trail.
If coming from the east side of Keyser Creek, travel 10.4 miles and Blue Ridge Trail will be to the north.
If coming from the west side of Keyser Creek, travel 8.6 miles and Blue Ridge Trail will be to the north.
Seasonal gate was still closed with sign reading extended closure due to excessive rain and snow. Road was dry and in good condition up to that. Other trails in the area were very wet and muddy, some with noticeable erosion or fallen trees posing additional difficulty.
The trail is a very popular and easy trail so I would not expect any issues traveling the trail throughout the year until the snow arrives. There were a few people along the trail fishing and camping but the area was desolate after the July 4th weekend.
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