Otto Mears Toll Road For Dirt Biking

The 18th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Colorado.

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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 18th most popular dirt bike trail of all 90 dirt biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Otto Mears Toll Road including Texas Creek ORV Area, Fourmile Riding Area and Rainbow Trail.

Best Otto Mears Toll Road Dirt Biking Review | Salida, Colorado

Marshall Pass (CO/US)

Best Otto Mears Toll Road Dirt Biking Review | Salida, Colorado

Marshall Pass (CO/US)

Otto Mears Toll Road Dirt Biking 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 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

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Article Source:   Best Otto Mears Toll Road Dirt Biking Review

GPS:  38.4196, -106.1303

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  3/30/2018

ID:  16127

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