Otto Mears Toll Road ATV Trails

Southwest of Salida and Poncha Springs, the Otto Mears Toll Road is a backbone ATV route that accesses many scenic destinations in the region.

To reach the trailhead from Poncha Springs at US50, head south on US285 for 5 miles to CR200 (Marshall Pass Road). Head southwest on CR200 for 2 miles to the well signed Shirley parking area.

From Shirley, try riding west up to Marshal Pass via Poncha Creek Road. Or, try riding southwest up Silver Creek (FS201) for 2.5 miles and then take the sharp left turn up the rugged Otto Mears Toll Road (FS869) heading south to the old Superior Mill site. Further south from Superior there are trails leading up Round Mountain or up Kerber Creek.

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.

Marshall Pass (CO/US)

Marshall Pass (CO/US)

Marshall Pass (CO/US)

Marshall Pass (CO/US)

Otto Mears Toll Road ATV Trails Map



Local Contact(s):  San Isabel National Forest (719) 539-3591; Salida Visitors (719) 539-2068; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; All Season Adventures ATV Tours (719) 530-0651.

Recommended Book:  "Guide To Colorado 4WD Trails" from Charles Welss

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  O Haver Lake Campground; Woodland Motel (800) 488-0456

Luxury Loding:  River Run Inn (800) 385-6925

Breakfast Restaurant:  First Street Cafe

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

Otto Mears Toll Road ATV Trails Map


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