Beartown Road For ATV Riding

The 56th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Colorado.

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In the Rio Grande National Forest, the Beartown Road #506 is a 5.9 mile route open to ATV riding. This challenging route starts at Stony Pass Road (#520) about 8 miles from NFS Lost Trail Campground. It heads south/southwest for 6 miles to Kite Lake.

To reach the trailhead from Lake City, travel south on State Route 149 for 27.5 miles to County Road 18. Turn Right and travel 16.3 miles to Lost Trail Campground. Continue on for 8 miles to Stony Pass Road (#520).

The Beartown Road #506 is a 5.9 mile route open to ATV riding. This challenging route starts at Stony Pass Road (#520). It heads south/southwest for 6 miles to Kite Lake.

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 is only permitted on Forest Service roads that area marked as open to ATVs.

Overall, Beartown Road is the 56th most popular ATV riding trail of all 89 ATV trails in Colorado. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Beartown Road including Bristol Head Peak Road, Wheeler Geologic Area and West Lost Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Rio Grande National Forest (719) 657-3321; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

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

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

Best Season:  Jul-Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Lost Trail Campground

Breakfast Restaurant:  Tic Toc Diner; Mocha Moose Coffeehouse

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Beartown Road ATV Trails Review

GPS:  37.7586, -107.4652

Date Published:  5/20/2016

Date Updated:  3/27/2018

ID:  17602

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