West Fork Cimarron Road

Total Miles


3280.48 ft


1.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This beautifully scenic route takes you past Chimney Rock and up into the Uncompahgre Wilderness/National Forest. There are scattered primitive campgrounds all along the way. The first mile and a half (or so) of this trail is easy enough for 2WD (lower clearance vehicles) and would rate 1 or 2 on difficulty. The last half becomes more challenging with large rocky patches, runoff ruts, and mud holes. There is a river crossing with a small off-camber uphill climb on one side - river flow is dependent on the time of year. The trail dead-ends at the Wetterhorn Basin Trailhead. You will see incredible views of the surrounding mountains back there.


Uneven, rutted dirt trail with potential for loose rocks and sandy washes. Water crossings less than a foot deep. Potential for mud holes and trail obstacles up to 12", including ledges and short, steep grades. Roads are typically one vehicle wide with places to pass.

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