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Colorado Creek Trail

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Alt Names

White Mountains National Recreation Area, Tolovana River Bridge, Elliott Highway, Duncan Creek Drainage, Big Bend Trail, Beaver Creek

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail is more commonly used in the winter by snowmobiles and sleds, but is open in the summer to all motorized vehicles under 1,500 lbs. The trail heads east along the Duncan Creek drainage toward the White Mountains National Recreation Area, climbing gently for the first ten miles, then more steeply for the next three.

The BLM does not recommend the trail for OHVs in the summer due to "wet boggy" conditions, and they rate the trail as moderate difficulty. The trail leads to Wolf Run Cabin, which was burned in a fire in 2005, but the BLM plans to rebuild it soon.

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Nearest CityFairbanks, AK
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From: Fairbanks, AK
1) Take Elliot Hwy (A2) north to milepost 57
2) Staging area is at Tolovana River Bridge (small parking lot for 6-7 vehicles).


LandBLM, State Recreation


Our RatingRating
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit Required
Dates OpenMay-October (wet, muddy)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth OnlyRiders 17 and younger are required to wear a helmet.
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.
CommentTrail is open to use by motorized vehicles with a total Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 1,500 lbs.




Contact InfoBLM - Eastern Interior Field Office
222 University Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 474-2200
(800) 437-7021
Contact InfoAlaska Department of Natural Resources
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 451-2705
(907) 269-8400
Contact InfoAlaska Division of Tourism
2600 Cordova Street, Ste. 201
Anchorage, AK 99503



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Approx Size192,000 acres (300 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail24
Climate TypeForest
Elevation600 to 1600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Single TrackThis state recreation area has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (S)Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (907) 452-8181
Gasoline Gasoline30+ Miles (S)Sourdough Fuel (907) 457-4663
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (S)Sourdough Fuel (907) 457-4663
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (SE)Ophir Creek Campground (907) 474-2200
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (S)Riverview RV Park (907) 488-6392 or (888) 488-6392
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (S)Riverview RV Park (907) 488-6392 or (888) 488-6392
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SE)Ophir Creek Campground (907) 474-2200
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (S)Sourdough Fuel (907) 457-4663
Swimming Swim AreaFairbanks, AK
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (SE)Salcha River State Recreation Site Boat Ramp (907) 269-8400
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