Coffee Pot Road

Great views above the Colorado River, and then dips into White River National Forest.

Total Miles
28.5
Plan with onX Offroad

Elevation
3244.29

Duration
2

Technical Rating
2/10

Best Time
Summer/Fall

Trail Overview

Start your ride with beautiful views of Eagle Valley and the Colorado River and continue into White River National Forest. Dispersed camping allowed inside the forest, and there are a few pay campgrounds. Unlicensed vehicles allowed on forest roads, and there are lots of legal roads to explore. Use your onX Offroad app to find open trails. The main road is open mid-April through mid-November.

Difficulty

Easy. Smooth maintained gravel until you near the top, where it is slightly rougher. Many blind curves with dangerous dropoffs. Drive defensively at all times. Approaching dust clouds indicate oncoming vehicles. Road is not plowed when it snows.

History

We recommend the side trip to Deep Creek Overlook. The creek has carved a steepwalled canyon 2,300 feet deep. Geologists estimate the process took 350 million years.

Access Description

Take I-70 to Dotsero,Exit 133. (Westbound traffic must continue another 0.7 mile on frontage road to Colorado River Road.) Head north along the paved Colorado River Road 301, following signs to Burns. After small bridge at 1.7 miles, turn left on well-marked Coffee Pot Road.

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