Beginner Offroad Trails Near Loveland

Old Flowers Road

This is a quick and easy route that passes through some private land on the first section. Stay on the road all the way to the forest boundary. There are some great camping spots along…
Total Miles
11.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Bright Trail

Bring your family to this fun area with access to Bright and Taylor hiking trails. Plenty of camping for large or small groups. There's even a confined area for kids to ride ATVs and dirt…
Total Miles
2.6
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su

Rifle Road

The route begins in the middle of Cave Creek and is both USFS 217C and 217D. If you head up the left side of the trail there is a nice hill that offers some good…
Total Miles
0.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Gold Lake Trail

Calm out and back trail ending at a hut on private land. Be sure to not trespass on the private land. Some small ruts and rocks, along with some off-camber berms. A technical rock patch…
Total Miles
3.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Chipmunk Gulch

Starting on Country Road 100, you'll head East onto the dirt path. You will then turn onto USFS Road 376. Once you are on the trail, it is pretty calm but you are still going…
Total Miles
0.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Switzerland Trail

It is amazing to consider what it must have been like to be on a train winding down the steep terrain on this trail. The scenery is fantastic, especially in the fall. If you want…
Total Miles
5.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Magnolia Road East

This is a smooth, dirt road any vehicle can access. The road accesses the Aspen Meadows residential area, but will allow you to avoid the heavy traffic of Boulder Canyon and has beautiful scenery. This…
Total Miles
6.7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Peewink

Enjoy this simple trail that leads to some pretty camp spots. If you're lucky, you might even be able to see a moose! Most vehicles can do this road, although it does have some spots…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Gross Reservoir

This is a super fun, single lane road to amazing camping. You'll camp above the reservoir and fish, canoe, kayak and relax. No swimming. Open to licensed and unlicensed vehicles. Trail is open from May…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Gordon Gulch

You're likely to see hikers on this trail, and it is a popular camping destination on the weekends. Check for postings on what camping is dispersed and what is designated. Be bear aware and plan…
Total Miles
2.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Left Hand Reservoir

The trail to Left Hand Reservoir is a nice out and back trail that leads to a good reservoir for fishing. A great trail to be surrounded by trees, mountains, and some good friends. It…
Total Miles
1.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Old Fall River Road

Bring your camera and visit Chasm Falls. Drive above the timberline on winding switchbacks, then visit Estes Park where you can get up close to elk (not too close), shop and have a great meal.…
Total Miles
8.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

West Magnolia

Kids will love this small area with intersecting forest roads and camping. To camp, enter at the north end. No dirt bikes allowed on this trail. Open May 15 to November 30.
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Crow Valley Loop

Pawnee National Grasslands offers a distinct landscape of wide-open views and rolling hills with ample opportunities for recreation. This area is a checkerboard of National Grasslands, State of Colorado, Central Plains Experimental Range, and private…
Total Miles
11.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa / Wi

Buckeye Mountain Road 512.1

A fun, out and back trail with a great campsite a few hundred feet up the trail, and an abandoned mining site just past that. The trail is fairly narrow. 4WD wasn't required, but definitely…
Total Miles
1.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Deadman Road

This major county road grants access to numerous OHV trails in the Red Feather Lakes area. Camp and take some time to explore all of the activities available. There are designated portions for unlicensed vehicles.…
Total Miles
29.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Deadman Lookout

Take the family on this fun drive to a really cool fire lookout tower. You can visit it on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Ten people can climb the tower at a time.…
Total Miles
13.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Pine Wedge

This is a short, out and back trail that starts off as a well-groomed forest service road suitable for a 2WD sedan. The trail quickly becomes much narrower the further down the path you get.…
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Amethyst

This is a short, relatively easy out and back trail located near Red Feathers Lakes. The trail has a gradual climb over some loose dirt and baby heads. The trail is one way, but has…
Total Miles
1.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Long Draw Reservoir Road

Beautiful landscapes, camping, fishing, wildlife and off road fun. What more could you ask for? Choose from designated trailside camp spots or campgrounds that will charge a small fee. This beautiful area is flanked by…
Total Miles
12.4
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Michigan Hill

The Michigan Hill trail starts from the pickle gulch campground. This trail is a relatively easy trail for most off-road vehicles, although there are some narrow points on the trail. This trail winds through mining…
Total Miles
5.5
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Rollins Pass East

You'll find two lakes, breathtaking views and a fun hike on this old railroad route. Needle's Eye Tunnel is just a short hike from the trail. Park and camp south of the trailhead. There are…
Total Miles
12.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Apex Road

There is a lot of history along this easy, backcountry drive. You'll be able to see four old cemeteries, and several historic structures in Apex, an old mining camp and ghost town. The route offers…
Total Miles
10.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Killpecker Road

Killpecker Road is a well-maintained, wide, gravel road which is suitable for sedans and travel trailers or RVs. There are many dispersed camping areas along this road and it would make an excellent camp for…
Total Miles
6.9
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Pratt Creek

Pratt Creek is a scenic trail in the heart of Roosevelt National Forest just outside Livermore, CO. You'll traverse deep through a ponderosa pine forest on windy dirt and gravel roads with awe-inspiring sights and…
Total Miles
10.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su

Oh-My-God Road, Russell Gulch

Travel through old mining country to a popular gambling town in the mountains. You can also get there through Russell Gulch if you're looking for more of a backcountry road experience. Idaho Springs offers unique…
Total Miles
12.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Rollins Pass West

A beautiful, easy drive through thick trees. You'll eventually rise above the timberline and get an amazing view of Winter Park Ski Area as well as some gorgeous mountain lakes. If you want to continue…
Total Miles
14.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

Meadow Creek Reservoir CR 848

The primary access to Meadow Creek Reservoir starts on County Road 84. This route takes a more off-road and scenic drive to start, meeting up with CR 84 about 2/3 of the way up to…
Total Miles
12.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Nevadaville Loop

Journey through mines, old structures, buildings and cemeteries along this route to the town of Nevadaville. There are still a few people living there, so please be considerate. There is a fun kids' playground in…
Total Miles
3.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Su

N Clear Creek Road

This trail is an offshoot from Apex Road. If you want something slightly more technically challenging than Apex, this is a fun alternative to explore. The trail is fairly tight. 4WD is required in a…
Total Miles
3.1
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Su