The Banks BLM Road 5820

Total Miles


2412.44 ft


1.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

The road is easy at the beginning and gets rocker toward the top in several sections. The road is narrow for the first mile and on weekends the area is very busy. At the start, you travel down into a canyon with Great Cliffs, then opens up into high meadows with nice views.


The biggest thing is the amount of people using this area on weekends.

Technical Rating


Access Description

From Canon City on County Road/Shelf Road watch for a sign to The Banks, follow this road to the upper parking lot, about 2/3 of the way thru the parking area watch for the road on the right, which are not real well-marked, there is a gate at the beginning. Just off the main road, there is a staging area for trailers. There are restrooms at the upper parking area as well as a large camping area.