Fuel Break

Total Miles
3.5

Elevation

2,492.39 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Fuel Break is a trail that is difficult to access, and difficult to traverse and should be run with a group and experienced drivers. Featuring a very loose rocky surface with inclines and slopes in excess of 20% grades, the potential for damage is high, and little to no room to turn around. Some rock gardens provide more solid ground and can have steps in excess of 20 inches, surrounded by loose rocks that increase the difficulty and potential for damage to the vehicle. There is no room to pass on the slopes or inclines and lines should be selected carefully before proceeding as the rocks are very loose throughout the trail. Areas of the trail are off-camber with large obstacles that make the angles more extreme. Some overgrowth does impede the trail and will damage vehicle paint/body panels. Views at the first peak are wide and give a glimpse at the first big climb up. Cell service is strong after the first half mile and becomes weaker towards the end. This is an out-and-back trail and should only be attempted with modified 4x4s and experienced drivers. There is one spur (Latham Can 620A) towards the end that could be used as an exit but it does run into private land before intersecting Three Mile Canyon Road. There are other spurs that are not legal for public use, study the trail, terrain, and surrounding area before attempting.

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Difficulty

Inclines and slopes in excess of 20% grades. Large obstacles up to 24". Large loose rocks. Sharp rocks will damage tires. Moderately off-camber areas. Heavy overgrowth and potential for paint/body damage.

Technical Rating

5

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Access Description

Take Three Mile Canyon Road from the east entrance, and turn onto FS 620D, this will lead to the Fuel Break (9606F) trail entrance. 620D is rough and unmaintained in most areas and is a high potential for deep water runoff.

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