Criterion Road - 430

Total Miles
3.4

Elevation

2969.17 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This road is rougher than Buffalo Peaks Road. High clearance vehicle is recommended. The route takes you through pine forests, aspen groves, and open meadows. There are a few remote camping areas, one by Tumble Creek at the north end of the road. Seasonal closure for wildlife habitat from January 1 to June 1st. Take Tumble Creek Road at the north end to Bear Gulch Road to make a loop.

Difficulty

There is a water crossing at north end where road ends at Tumble Creek Rd. Stream is depth in spring up to 2'. Creek is impassable in winter time due to ice.

Technical Rating

4

Access Description

Parking/staging area just off US 285.