Chaffee County, Colorado
This trail system leads through the southern Collegiate Peaks, near the bases of Mt. Princeton and Mt. Antero. A number of the local trails cross the Continental Divide over to the Tincup and Taylor Park region.
From Buena Vista:
Take Hwy 285 south through Nathrop. Turn right (west) on County Road 162 and follow past the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. The road will turn to dirt and change names to Chalk Creek Road. There are a few sections where the riding of unlicensed OHVs is permitted, but pay attention to the signs. The pin point marker is at the staging area just before entering St. Elmo.
Pin Point is at the staging area to the East of Tincup. Restroom is available there.
** FR298 Adopted by Blue Mesa 4-Wheelers
** FSR 277, 278, 279 and sub-routes (Mt. Antero Trail System) Adopted by the High Rocky Riders http://www.highrockyriders.org/
*NOTE: The Iron Chest mine access road is a PRIVATE ROAD and is not an official Forest Service System Route.
Williams Pass (FR298)** (Open only in August)
Mt. Antero/Browns Peak
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.
Salida Ranger District, (719) 539-3591