Old Baldy Connector 7438

Total Miles
2.9

Elevation

2,391.63 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a 50" trail starting off Lower Fivemile Road. It goes past a beautiful small lake, then comes to an intersection with Weston 7451 and you stay right for this trail. It's mostly two-track width and made up of many steep loose rocky climbs, and it's very dusty. It's a bumpy, rocky trail the whole time. There are some nice mellow meadows in between the hill climbs through fields of wildflowers and has really good views of the whole mountain range. It's steep but incredibly scenic. As you gain elevation a lot of the trail becomes very overgrown and it becomes hard to follow. There is a trail marker partway through the trail in a very overgrown section to help you follow it, and this also marks a reroute. The trail is rerouted through a very overgrown field of wildflowers that takes you back down to the Weston 7451 ATV trail south of the intersection with the single track. If you miss this reroute, you will end up on a very rocky trail that narrows and starts trying to go straight up the side of the mountain and peters out, and this is the wrong way.

Difficulty

Steep rocky climbs make this a moderate difficulty for ATVs or dirt bikes.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

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Access Description

This trail system in the Caribou National Forest is full of several single-track and 50" trails with amazing views and is full of wildflowers in spring and summer. The area will likely be hot and dusty in late summer. The west side of the trail system can be accessed from Highway 36 (Deep Creek Road) at the Third Creek Motorized Trailhead. The east side of the system can be accessed from a staging area off of Five Mile Road outside the town of Dayton.

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