Pierson Park Road

This road was split in two from the Twin Sisters Landslide.

Total Miles

10

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Elevation
9,330'
Duration
2 to 3 Hours
Technical Rating
5 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Pierson Park Road
Both sides are open. The southern side is fun for ATVs and UTVs. It is somewhat flat, with camping available along the route. You'll be in the trees for the most part, but check out the views when you get to the high points. There are some fun side roads to explore, including those around Peirson Park on the northside of the trail. Open June 15 through November 30.
History
In September 2013, the Colorado Front Range experienced eight days of record-breaking rainfall. The Twin Sisters area received 15 inches of rain, resulting in a massive landslide. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded over 1,300 landslides during that period. Parts of the Pierson Park 4x4 road were destroyed and cannot be repaired due to debris piles with car-sized boulders and trenches up to 10 feet deep. The landslide started around 10,000 ft. and stopped after traveling more than a mile and a half down the mountain.
Getting There
Starting at south end: From Meeker Park on Highway 7, between mileposts 11 and 12 south of Estes Park, head east on Cabin Creek Road, County Road 82. Turn right on County Road 82E and go 1.1 miles to F.S. 119 on left. To drive north half: From Highway 36 east of Estes Park at the east end of Lake Estes, head south 2.9 miles on paved Fish Creek Road. Turn left on Little Valley Road (gravel) and follow this south through a residential area. Climb switchbacks to the trail.
Contact for Current Conditions
Roosevelt N.F.
Canyon Lakes R.D.
(970) 295-6700