Francis Peak Road (FS 009)

Total Miles
4.4

Elevation

2,801.60 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Francis Peak Road continues up from the intersection of Farmington Canyon Road and Skyline Drive. The route is very scenic, as you will have views from both sides of the mountain. Along the route, you will see multiple areas for camping. There are also two large areas for group parking that include a few minor "obstacle courses" as well. As you near the end of the route, you come to Francis Peak, where you will see domed radars. Francis Peak Road continues toward the right and up to the radars, however, access is limited due to gate closure. Continuing left will place you on Holmes Creek Road. Francis Peak Road is accessible by all vehicle types and does not require high clearance or 4WD. The road is slightly wider but narrows as you climb, still requiring you to pull off to the side for passing.

Photos of Francis Peak Road (FS 009)

Francis Peak Road (FS 009)
Francis Peak Road (FS 009)
Francis Peak Road (FS 009)

Difficulty

This is an unmaintained, bumpy gravel road. There are minor washouts but no water crossings or obstacles. It is 1.5 vehicles wide with adequate room for pulling off to the side for passing.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Elijah Mccallum
Jun 03, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Deep Snow
Broken Down Vehicle
Road is clear until about 1 3/4 miles from Francis peak. Obstructed by an abandoned bronco and deep snow.
Mitch Guzman
Jun 02, 2024
Dirt Bike
Obstructed
Deep Snow
you can get pretty close to the top before you hit some deep snow drifts that are currently impassable.
John Kelly
May 27, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Seasonal Closure
Posted Sign
Trail closed at bottom. Farmington Canyon Open all the way
Sterling Ungerman
Dec 07, 2023
ATV
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
The trail is closed at the bottom of Farmington and Bountiful canyons.

Access Description

The entry for Francis Peak Road is at the intersection of Farmington Canyon Road and Skyline Drive.

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