Spaw Gulch - FSR#606

Total Miles
4.6

Elevation

1,788.32 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This road is an easy 4.6-mile one-way road that leads to a popular Black Hill spot, Flannigan's Cabin, aka Miner's Hotel. The road traverses through various terrain and is wider on the south end and just wide enough for a side-by-side or Jeep on the north end. There are a couple of cattle gates that you need to go through along the way. After recent rain, the road can be quite muddy, but no deep mud holes. On the north end of the trail, there is a turnaround and ample parking for 20+ vehicles. Two hiking trails are found off each end of the parking area. To get to Flannigan's Cabin, take the walking trail for an easy 10-minute hike along Slate Creek leading to the Miner's Hotel.

Photos of Spaw Gulch - FSR#606

Spaw Gulch - FSR#606
Spaw Gulch - FSR#606
Spaw Gulch - FSR#606

Difficulty

Road is fairly easy as the Forest Service has bulldozed the southern portion recently which has removed many of the muddy areas but some can still be found. The northern portion has some rocky spots and is narrower.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Bob Dirocco
May 15, 2024
SxS
Open
Muddy/Wet
The south end of the trail has been logged this past winter. This means the first 3 miles have been graded smooth. There was some surface mud, but only because it rained the past three days. The views have definitely changed, since they do clear cut logging here. I have been down this trail many times in the past and loved looking at the mature forest, but now the trees are few and far between. I would still take people down this trail, as Miners Hotel is something to see.
Chris Hanmer
Sep 02, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Steve Fry
Jun 06, 2023
SxS
Open
Normal
Dusty
Bert Huff
Jun 01, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty

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