Southwest of Pueblo and north of Gardiner, the Pole Creek Trail (#1398) is a 6 mile one-way route from CR630 east to CR634. The route climbs from 8,500 feet to 11,200 feet.
To reach the trailhead from Gardiner, head east on SR69 for 1 mile. Turn left heading north on CR630 for 11 miles to the trailhead.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit which is valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31. These permits can be purchased anywhere you get your hunting/fishing licenses in All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is limited to designated roads that are signed as open or marked on the forest recreation map. To be safe (and legal), contact the Forest Service HQ to obtain a map at (719) 553-1400.
Overall, Pole Creek Trail is the 22nd most popular ATV riding trail of all 90 ATV trails in Colorado.