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Kingston Peak Trail

Monday, December 05, 2016

Alt Names

Apex / Kingston Peak Road, Arapaho National Forest, Clear Creek Ranger District, Mammoth Gulch Road, Fall River Road, Yankee Hill, Jenny Creek, Chins Lake, Loch Lomond, Stone House

Last Known StatusClosed For Season

This part of the Arapaho National Forest offers about eight miles of steep and rugged 4x4 roads that form a loop. One of the popular destinations to take a break is at the top of Mammoth Gulch, which has a mail box surrounded by large rocks.

The trail offers numerous scenic mountain, valley and lake views, so bring the camera. All vehicle types are permitted but this trail is very popular with Jeeps and 4x4s.

The trail is open to motorized use around mid June through late September but exact dates vary. The trail is gated so call first before heading out. Please note that temperatures can be chilly even during summer months so come prepared.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityIdaho Springs, CO
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From: Denver, CO
1) Take I-70 west about 20 miles to exit 244
2) Turn right (east) on US-6, continue 2.8 miles
3) Turn left (north) on SR-119, continue 21 miles
4) Turn left (west) on CR-16, continue 5 miles
5) Turn left (south) on FS 176/Mammoth Gulch Road, continue 1.5 miles.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail8
Climate TypeForest
Elevation9500 to 12000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis trail has few intersections.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenSpring - Fall
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)(1998/older limit 99 dB, 1998/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (E)Foothills Hospital (303) 415-7000
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (SE)Shell (303) 567-0339
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (SE)Shell (303) 567-0339
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Denver City West KOA (303) 582-3043
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SE)Denver City West KOA (303) 582-3043
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SE)Denver City West KOA (303) 582-3043
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (E)Pickle Gulch Campground (303) 567-3000
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Shell (303) 567-0339
Swimming Swim AreaIdaho Springs, CO
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampIdaho Springs, CO

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoArapaho National Forest - Clear Creek Ranger District
101 Highway 103
Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567-3000
ccrdvis@fs.fed.us
cccarroll@fs.fed.us
goo.gl
Contact InfoColorado State Parks - Registration Unit
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
(303) 791-1920
dnr.ivrsparks@state.co.us
cpw.state.co.us
CommentColorado OHV Registration Info

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