Alpine Plateau Road

Total Miles


3333.95 ft



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Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Turning off from the main highway, there are about 8 miles of private land you have to get through before reaching BLM. At about mile 7 is a seasonal closure gate: "From December 1 to May 30 road is closed to vehicles over 50" wide to protect soft roadbed. It remains open to vehicles less than 50" wide, hikers, and horses." There is a cattle guard that marks the end of private land and the beginning of BLM. There are a half dozen little forest trail off-shoots within the several miles of BLM - great for ATVs and such. Mile 14 is when you will reach the Uncompahgre National Forest gate. Seasonal closures apply to all motorized vehicles.


Maintained dirt road due to private residencies.

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