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Colorado 4x4 Trails, Maps & GPS Coordinates - Where To Go 4Wheeling

Offering outstanding scenery along its backcountry roads, Colorado has some of the best places to go 4-wheeling. Here are off road driving trails, plus maps with directions and GPS coordinates for places to go 4wheeling in Colorado. Check here for where to ride your 4x4 truck or 4WD SUV off road in Colorado.
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21 Road (CO)
This may just be the toughest trail in Colorado. Here's a trip report with maps, detailed directions, and GPS coordinates.
Alpine Tunnel & Hancock Pass (CO)
Here are turn-by-turn GPS waypoints for the two trails, as well as a Topo map with GPS coordinates. This trip report also includes some great detail and color photos.
Alpine Tunnel/Hancock Pass(CO)
This trail is located about 18 miles southwest of Buena Vista, CO. Full color maps and turn-by-turn GPS coordinates are here.
Alta & Alta Lakes (CO)
You'll find detailed directions, some great historical info about the area here, plus a color map and a color map.
Animas Forks (CO)
You'll find detailed directions, some great historical info about the area here, plus lots of color photos.
Apex Road (CO)
This is an easy trail that runs between Central City and the road to Rollins Pass. Here are directions, maps, and GPS coordinates.
Argentine Pass/Waldorf Road (CO)
One of Colorado's historic trails. Detailed directions and map here.
Argentine Pass (CO)
Elevation here reaches 13,306 feet making it the highest pass road in Colorado. It's a one-way pass, with lots of smaller trails breaking off of it. Detailed directions, maps, and GPS coordinates provided.
Arrastra Gulch (CO)
Arrastra Gulch is the location of the earliest successful mines in the Silverton area. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Bachelor Syracuse Mine (CO)
Bachelor Syracuse mine is just north of Ouray. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos.
Bald Mountain Jeep Trail (CO)
Located in the Roosevelt National Forest, this is an easy 10-mile trail. Here are detailed directions and color photos from the trail.
Bald Mountain (CO)
This beautiful river canyon is just north of Ft. Collins. This trail is a nice calm 4WD trail giving many chances to see wildlife and enjoy the scenery. Here are directions.
Baldwin Lakes/Mt. Antero (CO)
This is a trip report that includes detailed directions to the trailhead, as well as incredible color photographs from the trail.
Ballard Road (CO)
Here's a brief review, as well as GPS coordinates, a map, and directions.
Barbour Fork (CO)
A nice easy trail good for stock vehicles. Here are detailed directions, GPS coordinates, a map, an brief review.
Battlement Mesa/Battlement Reservoir (CO)
Detailed directions, GPS coordinates, and a map.
Bill Moore Lake (CO)
Near Clear Creek, CO. Here are detailed directions, a map, GPS coordinates, and a brief review.
Birdseye Gulch Road (CO)
This 17 mile loop is a somewhat difficult trip. Detailed directions provided here.
Black Bear Pass (CO)
Trailhead is located near San Miguel, CO. Here are detailed directions, a map, GPS coordinates, and a review.
Blanca Peak (CO)
Located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range, it offers spectacular scenery at the top. Detailed directions and lots of great resources here.
Blue Grouse Trail #722 (CO)
Part of the Grand Mesa National Forest, this 4.3 mile road is one of the more primitive trails found at lower elevations. Here are detailed directions and contact info.
Book Cliffs (CO)
There are many miles of rolling hills and dirt riding here. Detailed directions, GPS coordinates, and maps provided.
Boreas Pass (CO)
This is an easy trail that is a little bumpy in places. Here are directions to the trailhead.
Box Factory Park (CO)
Box Factory Park is located at the foot of Mt. Sneffels. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Bristol Head Peak Road 532 (CO)
Here are detailed directions and a trip report for this easy 15-mile trail.
Brown Mountain Trail (CO)
The Brown Mountain Trail is a fun little side trip, with some interesting history on display, and incredible views from the top. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Browns Pass (CO)
Breakneck and Browns Pass are run in succession. Here are detailed directions, GPS coordinates, a map, and a review.
Buckeye Gulch (CO)
Located in the San Isabel National Forest, this is a moderate to difficult road with some rough, rocky spots. It the stream through dense, lush willows and shrubs. Here are detailed directions and contact info.
Bunce School Road (CO)
Located near Boulder, here are detailed directions, GPS coordinates, a map, and a great review.
Byers Peak (CO)
This trail is located near Grand, CO. Here are detailed directions, a map, and GPS coordinates.
Calamity Canyon (CO)
This is an environmentally sensitive trail. Here are directions, pictures, and a trail report.
California Gulch (CO)
Here you'll find a summary and directions to the trailhead.
Carbon Creek Road #737 (CO)
This 7-mile road is usually passable by 2wd vehicles and follows Carbon Creek for the entire distance. A trip report and directions are provided.
Caribou Flats (CO)
Located just outside Nederland (30 minutes from Boulder), this area has a lot of trails that provide some fun driving and mud running. Here are maps, detailed directions, GPS Coordinates, and contact info.
Cascade Creek/Lamartine Saxton Trails (CO)
Located near Clear Creek, here are detailed directions, a map, GPS coordinates, and a great review of the trail.
China Wall Road (CO)
This 2-mile road takes you to beautiful rock outcroppings which dominate the scenery throughout this well-known rock climbing area. Detailed directions are provided.
Chinaman's Gulch (CO)
This trail is located about 4 miles southeast of Buena Vista, CO. Full color maps and turn-by-turn GPS coordinates are here.
Cinnamon Pass (CO)
This trail has a few moderate spots and for the most part is easy. Here are detailed directions.
Clear Creek Road (CO)
This 12-mile road is passable by passenger car, although those with very low clearance are not recommended. Detailed directions are provided.
Clear Lake (CO)
Here you'll find a summary and directions to the trailhead.
Coney Flats (CO)
Coney Flats is a fun trail located near Pleasant Valley. GPS coordinates for the trailhead; N 40'7.824, W 105'34.646. Here are detailed directions, as well as mileage turnpoints.
Corkscrew Gulch (CO)
Corkscrew Gulch Road offers some of the most beautiful scenic views in the San Juan region. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Crystal City/Devil (CO)
Located near Gunnison, is relatively easy in a stock vehicle. Here's a map, GPS coordinates, a brief review, and detailed directions.
Crystal Mountain (CO)
Located near Larimer, here's a review of the trail, as well as GPS coordinates, a map, and detailed directions.
Cunningham Gulch (CO)
Cunningham Gulch was the original entry into the Silverton region by way of Stony Pass and Cunningham Pass. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Devil's Canyon (CO)
Devil's Canyon is a very easy trail just South of Idaho Spring. Here are detailed directions, GPS coordinates, and a map.
Die Trying (CO)
This trail has been designated as an environmentally sensitive trail. Here are directions, a trail report, and photos.
East Tennessee Road (CO)
This out & back trail is located in Leadville, Colorado. Detailed maps and directions are provided here.
Eldorado Mountain FR505 (CO)
The GPS coordinates for this trail are: N 39'56.986', W 105'34.208'. Here are detailed directions, as well as a trip report with turn by turn mileage points.
Engineer Pass (CO)
Here you'll find a summary and directions to the start of the trail.
Eureka Gulch (CO)
The trail isn't particularly hard or hair raising, but it traverses more than a hundred years of history. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Fall River Reservoir/Rainbow Road (CO)
Near Clear Creek, CO, here are detailed directions, a map, and GPS coordinates.
Farwell Mountain (CO)
Located North of Steamboat Springs and East of Hahn’s Peak Village, the GPS coordinates for the trail head are: N 40'48.701', W 106'56.462'. Here are detailed directions and GPS coordinates for the trail.
Four Mile-Widow Springs Road (CO)
Part of the White River National Forest, this area consists of 14.5 miles of trail roads. Here are detailed directions and contact info.
Georgia Pass (CO)
Georgia Pass connects the town of Jefferson (off HWY 285) with Breckenridge. The west side is much more difficult and requires 4wd. The east side however can be driven by most 2wd vehicles. Here are detailed directions and GPS coordinates.
Gillespie Gulch (CO)
This trail is located near Boulder. Here's a great review, detailed directions, a map, and GPS coordinates.
Glacier Ridge/Georgia Pass (CO)
Located just East of Breckenridge, Glacier Ridge is a more difficult trail that provides a rough and difficult descent back. Here are detailed directions, color photos from the trail, and a trip report.
Grand Junction Desert (CO)
Here's a review, detailed directions, a map, and GPS coordinates.
Green Ridge Road (CO)
Part of the Roosevelt National Forest, this trail is located west of Fort Collins in the Chambers Lake area. The GPS coordinates for the trail head are: Latitude: N40'36.62' Longitude: W105'51.03'. Here are detailed directions and turn-by-turn mileage points along the way.
Guanella Pass (CO)
Here are directions to this relatively "easy" trail.
Gunsight Pass FR#585 (CO)
Lcoated off of Slate River Road approximately four miles west of Highway 135. Detailed directions are provided for this 5-mile road.
Hackett Gulch (CO)
Here are detailed directions, a map, and GPS coordinates, as well as a brief review of the trail.
Hancock Pass (CO)
This trail is located about 18 miles southwest of Buena Vista, CO. Full color maps and turn-by-turn GPS coordinates are here.
Handcart Gulch (CO)
Located near Red Cone Pass, this trail offers many different challenges to four wheelers. Here are detailed directions and an idea of what to expect along the trail.
Hayden Pass Road #970 (CO)
The lower part of this trail leading up to and down from Hayden Pass is fairly easy. Only the top section near the pass is moderate and narrow. Here are directions to the trailhead and a brief trip report with photos.
High Trail Road (CO)
High Trail begins along the Colorado River Road on the north end of the bridge near the mouth of Red Dirt Creek, about 14 miles north of Dotsero. Directions are provided.
Hinkle Road (CO)
This 7.5 mile road has many washouts and is extremely rough on places. Detailed directions are provided.
Holy Cross City Trail (CO)
This is a scenic and challenging high mountain trail in central Colorado west of US 24 between Leadville and I-70. Here are detailed directions, trip reports, and photos from the trail.
Hubbard Cave Road (CO)
This 9-mile road takes you to within 1/4 mile of Hubbard Cave. Detailed directions are provided.
Illinois Road (CO)
The first two miles of this 4.5 mile road are usually passable by 2wd vehicles. There are several dead end roads branching from Illinois Road that may make following this road difficult. Detailed directions are provided.
Iron Chest Mine Trail (CO)
This is a rocky, difficult trail that's located about 15 miles southwest of Buena Vista, CO. Full color maps and turn-by-turn GPS coordinates are here.
Jenny Creek (CO)
Here's a map, trail review, GPS coordinates, and detailed directions to the trail located near Gilpin, CO.
Johnny Park Road/Big Elk Meadow (CO)
A great beginner's trail near Boulder. Here are detailed directions, a map, GPS coordinates, and a brief review.
Jones Pass (CO)
Here's a map, GPS coordinates, and detailed directions to the trailhead.
Kawuneeche Road (CO)
Located near Grand, CO here are detailed directions to the trailhead, as well as GPS coordinates and a map.
Kelly Flats (CO)
Located NW of Ft. Collins on Hwy. 285, there are steep hills, mud washes, boulders to squeeze by, and great scenery along this trail. GPS coordinates for the trailhead are: N40'40.9' W105'28.9'. Detailed directions and key mileage points along the way.
Kenney Creek Res. Road (CO)
Here's a map, detailed directions, and GPS coordinates for this Mesa, CO trail.
Kingston Peak (CO)
This fairly easy trail is located near St. Mary's Glacier. Here's a trip report with detailed directions, GPS coordinates, and maps.
Kobey Park Road (CO)
This is a fairly well maintained 4wd road, used by mountain bikes, 4-wheelers, dirt bikes, and snowmobiles in the winter. Detailed directions are provided.
Lamartine Pass (CO)
This is a easy 4X4 trail located in Arapaho National Forest just east of Georgetown. Here are detailed directions, maps, GPS coordinates, and a trip report.
Last Dollar Road (CO)
It is not a difficult trail, and the road can be driven by high clearance 2 wheel drive vehicles in dry weather. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos.
Leavenworth Creek/McClellan Mtn (CO)
Located near Clear Creek, here are detailed directions, a map, GPS coordinates, and a review of the trail.
Lefthand Canyon FR2025 (CO)
Lefthand Canyon has several trails (Nugget Hill, Gillespie Gulch, Slaughterhouse) and great scenery, as well as some interesting obstacles. GPS coordinates for the trailhead: N 40°6.392, W 105°19.331. Here are detailed directions, and a trip report with photos.
Lincoln Creek Road #106 (CO)
This 11-mile road crosses a bridge and heads downhill past Lincoln Gulch campground. Detailed directions are provided.
Little Annie Road (CO)
This 4.5 mile road is fairly well maintained, and it's used heavily by 4-wheelers. Detailed directions are provided.
Loch Lomond (CO)
This trail is located near Clear Creek. Here are GPS coordinates, a map, and detailed directions to the trail.
Long Slough Res. Road (CO)
Here's a map and detailed directions to the trail.
Longwater Gulch Road (CO)
Longwater Gulch is a great return trip for those traveling down Hackett Gulch. Here's a map, GPS coordinates, and detailed directions.
Lost Canyon 4WD Road (CO)
The first few miles of this 8.5 mile road are accessible by passenger vehicle. The road gets rough and rocky beyond that point, requiring a high clearance 4wd vehicle. Detailed directions are provided.
Lost Mine Creek (CO)
This 4-mile road can be very treacherous when wet and should be avoided during rainstorms. Detailed directions are provided.
Mad Dog Hill (CO)
The trail is located south-east of Canon City, Colorado. This is a trip report that includes detailed directions to the trailhead, as well as color photos from the trail.
Maggie Gulch (CO)
The Maggie Gulch trail is for 4 wheel drive vehicles only. Detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Mary Murphy Mine Trail/Pomeroy Lakes (CO)
This trail is about 17 miles wouthwest of Buena Vista, CO. Full color maps and turn-by-turn GPS coordinates are here.
McCallister Gulch (CO)
Located near Eagle, here's a review of the trail, detailed directions, a map, and GPS coordinates.
McNassar Gulch (CO)
This is a rough 1.5 mile road with a few steep switchbacks. Detailed directions are provided.
Medano Pass FR235 (CO)
Located in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, Medano Pass goes between highways 69 and 160 by way of a scenic off-road trail that passes through the sand dunes. Here you'll find a great summary, trail report, directions, trail maps, and lots of other great information and resources.
Midnight Mine Road (CO)
This is a fairly well maintained dirt road with several steep sections, however, this road is not used by four-wheel drivers much. Detailed directions are provided.
Minnehaha Basin (CO)
Minnehaha Basin sits east of Gladstone, high up on the side of Bonita Mountain. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the San Juans. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Minnie Gulch (CO)
The Minnie Gulch trail is an up and back trip. You'll need a real 4x4 for this one. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Mosquito Pass (CO)
Here's a brief review of the trail, detailed directions to the trailhead, as well as a map and GPS coordinates.
Mount Blanca (CO)
Here are turn-by-turn GPS coordinates, as well as a Topographic map with waypoints, color photos, and an excellent trip report.
Mt. Antero (CO)
This is a great trail with exceptional views from the top (if you can get there). This rocky trail poses quite a challenge. Full color maps and turn-by-turn GPS coordinates are included.
Mt. Blanca (CO)
This is a very rough and difficult road. It's bumpy and rocky from the start and only gets harder and includes Jaws1, Jaws2, and Jaws3. Here's a trip report, including detailed directions.
Mt. Bross (CO)
An easy trail west of Alma. Here are detailed directions to the trailhead.
Mt. Herman Road (CO)
This is an easy well-maintained trail that serves as a "shortcut" between Monument on I-25 and Woodland Park. Here are detailed directions to the trailhead.
Mt. Lincoln (CO)
Located north of Alma, this trail is rated moderate because of the extreme elevation and narrowness of the trail at the top. It is a nice short drive to the top.
Mt. Princeton (CO)
Part of the San Isabel National Forest, Mt. Princeton is one of the most visible mountains in the Sawatch Mountain Range. Here's a trip report and detailed directions.
Mt. Zion (CO)
Located in Leadville, Colorado, this out & back trail consists of rough rocky road and is very steep in places. You get excellent views of the Arkansas and Tennessee Valleys here. Detailed maps and directions are provided.
Mulstay Creek (CO)
Here's a map, detailed directions to the trailhead, and GPS coordinates for the trail.
Music Pass Road (CO)
Shortly after entering the National Forest is the southern trailhead for the Rainbow Trail and the beginning of the 2 mile 4wd portion of the road which ends at Music Pass Trailhead. Detailed directions are here.
No Name Gulch (CO)
This partial loop is located in Leadville, Colorado. Detailed maps and directions are provided here.
North Supply Creek (CO)
Here are directions and a map for the trail. GPS coordinates too.
Old Chinaman's Gulch (CO)
Here you'll find a great summary, trail report, directions, other great resources.
Ophir Pass Road (CO)
The Ophir Pass Road has the reputation of being one of the easiest of the high trails in the San Juans. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Owl Creek Pass (CO)
Owl Creek Pass is a gravel road that is passable by cars when dry. Here are detailed directions.
Paradise Divide Road (CO)
This is a relatively smooth two and a half miles through the basin with a few shallow stream crossings. Detailed directions are provided.
Patriot/Penrose (CO)
This is a technically challenging trail to say the least. Body damage and breakage are likely. Here are detailed directions and an idea of what to expect on the trail.
Phantom Canyon (CO)
Phantom Canyon is well graded and easily passable by passenger cars. Detailed directions here.
Placer Gulch (CO)
The wildflowers in Placer Gulch are among the most beautiful in the San Juans. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos.
Poughkeepsie Gulch (CO)
Here you'll find a great summary, directions, and other great information and resources.
Poverty Gulch (CO)
A 4wd vehicle with high clearance will be needed for this crossing early in the summer season. By September most passenger vehicles can ford this crossing easily. Detailed directions are provided.
Prospect Gulch (CO)
Experienced 4 wheel drivers can also use this route to reach the top of Red Mountain Number 3. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos.
Ptarmigan Pass (CO)
This is a moderate trail and is not recommended if there is snow. The north half (second half) is moderate, the south half (first half) is fairly easy going. Detailed directions here, maps, and GPS coordinates here.
Radical Hill & Webster Pass (CO)
This trail offers lots of fun driving through Pike National Forrest and some white knuckle switchbacks as you near the top. Here are detailed directions, as well as maps and GPS coordinates for the trail.
Rampart Range Road North (CO)
A very easy drive that parallels I-25 between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs. Detailed directions and maps here.
Rampart Range Road South (CO)
This is an easy trail; perfect for beginners. Here are detailed directions to the trailhead.
Rattlesnake Canyon (CO)
Directions and a map - GPS coordinates too.
Red Cone Mountain (CO)
Located between Webster on 285 and Keystone Resort, Red Cone Mountain reaches an elevation of 12,800 ft., making it one of the highest passes in the state. Here are detailed directions, GPS coordinates, and a map.
Resolution Road/Ptarmigan Pass (CO)
Located near Eagle, here are detailed directions to the trailhead, as well as a map, GPS coordinates, and a brief review of the trail.
Road 21 (Colorado)
Here you'll find a great summary, trail report, directions, trail maps, and lots of other great information and resources.
Rollins Pass (CO)
This is an easy trail that is used to go from Rollinsville over the divide to Winter Park. GPS coordinates for the trailhead: 39'54.322, W 105'37.823. Here are detailed directions and a trip report with photos.
Rollins Pass East (CO)
Here you'll find a great summary, trail report, directions, trail maps, and lots of other great information and resources.
Rollins Pass West (CO)
Here you'll find a summary, trail report, directions, trail maps, and other great information and resources.
Shelf Road (CO)
Shelf road is a narrow and rocky trail. Here are detailed directions.
Shrine Pass FR709 (CO)
This is an easy trail when clear of snow. Here are GPS coordinates, detailed directions, and contact info.
Slaughterhouse Gulch/Crow Hill (CO)
Here are excellent directions and a review of the trail, as well as a map and GPS coordinates.
Sleepy Cat General Forest Area (CO)
This area offers access to a number of 4wd roads and trails. Located in the NW portion of the Blanco Ranger District, northeast of Meeker, two of the most popular trails include: Wilson Mesa Trail and Salt Park Trail. Directions included.
Spring Creek (CO)
This 4.3 mile trail starts near Idaho Springs and ends at Georgetown. Maps and detailed directions and GPS coordinates are provided.
Storm Mountain (CO)
Located near Larimer, this is a relatively easy trail. Here are detailed directions, a map, GPS coordinates, and a review of the trail.
Switzerland Trail (CO)
Here you'll find a summary, trail report, directions to this relatively "easy" trail.
Tincup Pass (CO)
This trail is located near Chaffee. Here's a brief review, detailed directions, a map, and GPS coordinates.
Transfer Trail (CO)
This is a trip report that includes detailed directions and GPS coordinates from Glenwood Springs.
Twin Cone Mountain FR126 (CO)
Here's a trip report, including turn-by-turn GPS coordinates and a great map. Color photos too!
Wearyman/Resolution (CO)
This is truly a classic jeep road, featuring some steep climbs, tight forest areas, and sweeping alpine meadows, all topped off with a small bridge over a perfect mountain creek at the start. Directions here.
Webster Pass (CO)
Here's a brief review, deatiled directions, GPS coordinates, and a map for the trail.
West Lake Creek Road (CO)
A relatively easy trail, but wet weather can cause some mud holes. The last stretch of the trail is a little steep, and 4wd is required. Here are directions to the trail head.
Weston Pass (CO)
Here's a review of the trail, as well as GPS coordinates, detailed directions and a map.
Wheeler Lake (CO)
Here you'll find a great summary, trail report, directions, trail maps, and lots of other great information and resources.
Winding Stairs (CO)
Here are turn-by-turn GPS coordinates, as well as a Topographic map with waypoints and a trip report with color photos.
Yankee Boy Basin (CO)
Yankee Boy Basin is an absolutely beautiful 4x4 destination just southwest of Ouray. Here are detailed directions, some great historical info about the area, plus lots of color photos and a color map.
Yankee Hill Road (CO)
A nice easy trail. Very easy to get lost but not much difficulty beyond that. Here are detailed directions, GPS coordinates, and maps.
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