Crystal City / Lead King Basin For OHV Driving

The 45th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in Colorado.

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Southeast of Glenwood Springs and northeast of Montrose in the White River National Forest, there is a scenic 17 mile OHV route that runs east from Marble up along the Crystal River. If you follow this route far enough up, you will enter the extreme Devils Punch Bowl that may require winching and jacks. Just above the Punch Bowl is the valley where Schofield Townsite used to exist. This route follows an old railroad grade, although its hard to tell.

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, Crystal City / Lead King Basin is the 45th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 61 OHV routes in Colorado. Several of the better ohv/4wd trails are nearby Crystal City / Lead King Basin including Cedar Mountain OHV Area, Transfer Trail and Flat Tops Trail System.

Crystal City / Lead King Basin OHV Driving Map



Local Contact(s):  White River National Forest (970) 468-5400; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

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

Best Season:  Jul. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  5/20/2016

Date Updated:  3/26/2018

ID:  19057

Crystal City / Lead King Basin OHV Driving Map


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