Blue Ridge

Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado (Grand County)

Last Updated: 01/12/2019
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Nearby Trails
Status: Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 06/15 - 11/15
Length: 14.3 miles
Highest Elevation: 10279 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Hot Sulphur Springs
Nearest Town w/ Services: Hot Sulphur Springs
Official Road Name: 133
Management Agency: Arapaho National Forest
District: Sulphur Ranger District
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Highlights

Highlight: Blue Ridge
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.

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Route Information

Technical Rating:
(EASY - MODERATE)

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Waypoints

1. North Trailhead (0.00 mi)
Intersection of US 40 going north/south, and County Road 50/FS 133 going southeast. Turn south onto County Road 50/FS 133.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 40.053135, -106.132729

Starting Point: Hot Sulphur Springs

North Trailhead 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. South Trailhead 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.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (3)

Author:
Status: Seasonal Closure
Offroaded on:
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.

Author: Official Crew
Status: Temporary Closure
Offroaded on:
The Forest Service announced 06/29 that this trail and surrounding areas are closed for work on the Sugarloaf Fire. We will update this when the trail reopens.

Author:
Status: Open
Offroaded on:
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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Writer Information

Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Hi, I'm Ryan! I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure. My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others. If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.
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