This is a short, but very fun trail for all OHVs up the back of South Shale Ridge. Start with an easy climb, then drop down to Dry Fork. There are great lookout spots and option to connect to Dry Fork trail, as well as the loop to Hunter Canyon Overlook. Limited parking. Open all year, but may close unexpectedly for weather.
Get off I-70 at De Beque, Exit 62, and head north to gas station. From gas station continue north on Roan Ck. Rd., C.R. 45, over river for 3.8 miles. Turn left on XY Road, C.R. 200, heading west. At 10 miles, turn left towards High Lonesome Ranch. Trail starts on left after another half mile.