Fortune Creek 4WD Trail – NF301 – Lower Section

Total Miles
3.1

Elevation

1314.5 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

The Fortune Creek 4WD Trail is a tight, rugged off-road trail climbing up to Gallagher Head Lake. It is open seasonally from June 15 - November 01. This trail is popular with UTV and 4x4 users alike. Early season visitors (before July 15) must be prepared to buck out fallen trees and will likely still encounter snow in the heavily forested sections at higher elevations above 5,000 feet. Stay on the trail and buck fallen debris rather than driving around it and braiding the trail. **note: We encountered deep snow at 5500' when visiting in late June and were turned around. The lower section of this trail and the parallel Forest Service Road are typically open July 15th while the upper sections are rarely accessible before mid-July.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Technical Rating

4