Transfer Trail For OHV Driving
The 55th most popular off-highway vehicle trail in Colorado.
Wednesday 22 June 2016 05:24 GMT
Near Rifle in the White River National Forest, the Transfer Trail #2068 is a challenging 12 mile OHV route that climbs from 5,800 to 10,800 feet. There are numerous lakes and good views of Glenwood Springs and the Colorado River Valley within the first six miles of the trail. Windy Point, which is about 8 miles up the trail, offers a great view of “No Name Creek”. There are several roads in the area that branch off and lead to nearby lakes. Forest Road #623 branches off the trail about 15 miles north, going east past Grizzly Creek Cow Camp to the Coffee Pot Road (#600).
To reach the trailhead, head east from Rifle to the Glenwood Springs exit #116. Turn left toward West Glenwood Springs, continuing for 1.5 miles to the National Forest boundary sign. Turn right on Transfer Trail. Travel is recommended during the day and in dry weather only. As you ascend the mountain top above Glenwood Springs, there are rocky areas that are very rocky and narrow. At the top, the road becomes very rutted and rocky.
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, Transfer Trail is the 55th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 61 OHV routes in Colorado. Several of the better ohv/4wd trails are nearby Transfer Trail including Cedar Mountain OHV Area, Crystal City / Lead King Basin and Flat Tops Trail System.