Hillside Drive

Total Miles
16.7

Elevation

3391.75 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall

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Trail Overview

Hillside Drive, , Forest Road 436 is an easy and delightful drive up a hillside in the San Juan Forest. You cross the Dolores River to start, then head upwards with Burnette Canyon on your right. The first 12 miles are easy gravel that slowly climbs the hill through groves of aspen trees. In the fall this section is stunning. As you start to reach the top of the hill, the terrain changes with open spaces amongst pine trees along with primitive/dispersed campsites and a small lake named Grindstone. The road is slightly rocky here with some ruts in places, nothing serious though. Please remember to tread lightly and protect this pristine area.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Hillside Drive, Fr 436 is located on Hwy 145 between Rico and Dolores.