Larimer County, Colorado
Just outside of Drake, the trails leading up to Storm Mountain provide amazing views of the Roosevelt National Forest. Heading north then west from the trailhead provides a challenging climb to the top of Storm Mountain. Heading north then east offers some easier exploring opportunities.
Storm Mountain (153)
Springtown Gulch (345)
Spruce Mountain Loop (348)
Note that the east end of FS153 dead ends at a locked gate at the forest boundary and does NOT connect to CR27. The forest boundary is approximately 1.5 miles west of CR27. The MVUM is very misleading regarding this dead end.
From Drake: Head northwest on Co Rd 43, continue approx. 0.3 miles to Storm Mt Rd. Turn North on Storm Mt Rd. Continue approx 2.1 miles where you will veer left to stay on Storm Mt Dr. Continue staying left on Storm Mt Dr approx 4.2 miles to trailhead location.
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4 - 6
2.5 miles each way minimum
8600 to 9800 feet
Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.
Canyon Lakes Ranger District, (970) 295-6700