Stillwater Pass

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4.3/5 (16 reviews)
Grand Lake, Colorado (Grand County)
Last Updated: 06/16/2023
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Cutting through the heart of the East Troublesome Fire, Stillwater Pass is an easily accessible route that connects Grand Lake to Highway 125. This road is extremely popular for dispersed camping and OHV riding as it treks northwest between Gravel Mountain and Porphyry Peaks, rewarding users with astonishing views of Lake Granby. The entire drive will leave you gazing upon a sea of wildflowers and young aspen trees within the 193,000 acres of charred pine forest


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4.3/5 (16)
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 08/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I was in the area for another trail when I found the entry to Stillwater. I entered the trail reversed from the guide. Around waypoint 25, there is a sign warning you of the road closure about 5.5 miles away. Up until the actual closure, there are numerous campsites filled with campers during my visit. There is a gate that is closed at the actual closure point near waypoint 20, and that was as far as I was able to drive on Stillwater Pass.
Trail Review: Stillwater Pass - Tim N.
Trail Review: Stillwater Pass - Tim N.
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Temporary Closure
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/14/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran up Stillwater on Friday 7/14, to see if it was still closed. I can confirm that it is still closed because the road is totally washed out. The washout is around waypoint 5. By the looks of it, it will be closed for a while. A lot of work is going to be needed to get it open again. Even though it was a short run, it was worth it to see all the wildflowers in the burn area.
Trail Review: Stillwater Pass - Gary Boudreau
Trail Review: Stillwater Pass - Gary Boudreau
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/16/2023

Temporary closure in effect due to washouts in the burn area. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1114028.pdf
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice road with several offshoots to explore. Ample camping opportunities. I usually don't like driving through burned areas but glad I did. The wildflowers are in fact outstanding this year
Trail Review: Stillwater Pass - Jason Lewis
Trail Review: Stillwater Pass - Jason Lewis
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/31/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice road with great views! Lots of dispersed camping but on weekends it can be busy. Lots of trails to hit off this road. A Subaru would be fine on this road. The area was burned a couple of years ago , however the wildflowers were crazy awesome this summer !
Trail Review: Stillwater Pass - Paul Stone
Trail Review: Stillwater Pass - Paul Stone
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