East of Vail in the White River National Forest, the Shrine Pass Road (#709) is a 11 mile OHV route (one-way).
Access from Vail: Travel east from Vail on I-70 to Exit 190 for Vail Pass. Exit here and turn right,
heading west, onto the Shrine Pass dirt road (FSR 712).
Trail Highlights: (This is an easy road that can be done carefully in a passenger car) Reset odometer where road turns from pavement to dirt. A large parking area at mile 2.3 marks the location of Shrine Pass and the trailhead for the ShrineMtn.Trail. The roadthen descends gradually toa smallerparking area at mile 3.7 where there is a short, easy walk to “Julia's Deck.” This deck overlooks Mount of the Holy Cross and is oftenused for picnics and wedding ceremonies. At 3.8 miles you will passthe Lime Creek Road - FSR728. Stayright at mile 4.6 where FSR 713 goes left. FSR 758 is on the left at mile 7.0. A small wooden bridge on the left at mile 8.7 goes to McCallister Gulch Road - FSR 708 and
Wearyman Road - FSR 747. A brown information board on the right at 9.3 miles marks start of Lime Creek Road - FSR743. And you will reachthe town of Red Cliff at 11.2 miles.Take a rightto get to
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, Shrine Pass Road is the 54th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 61 OHV routes in Colorado.