Southwest of Salida and Poncha Springs, the Otto Mears Toll Road is a backbone dirt biking route that accesses many scenic destinations in the region.
To reach the dirt bike trailhead for the Otto Mears Toll Road 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. Non-residents are not required to register in Colorado, if they are registered in their home states. 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.
Overall, Otto Mears Toll Road is the 15th most popular dirt bike trail of all 93 dirt biking rides in Colorado.