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Snowmobiling: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Mirror Lake Road # 267

Beginning Elevation: 10,200 Feet (3179.6 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 1,950 Feet (607.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 12,150 Feet (3787.4 Meters)
Length: 7 Miles (11.67 Kilometers) to Tincup Pass (Road continues as North Fork Chalk Creek Road, San Isabel National forest)
Other Maps: Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Road Number: 267
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Mt. Harvard, Garfield




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General Description

The first four miles of this road, from Tincup to Mirror Lake, are usually passable by two-wheel drive vehicles. Beyond the lake the road becomes a lesser used four-wheel drive road with high-clearance recommended. After the lake, the road follows East Willow Creek for a mile then climbs rapidly to the pass. The condition of the road near the pass is variable, and anyone using it should check with the National Forest office before using.

Directions from St. Elmo: Travel six miles west on the North Chalk Creek Road to the junction of Mirror Lake and Chalk Creek Roads.

Directions from Almont: Travel twenty one miles east on the Taylor River Road. Then go seven miles south to Tincup on the Cumberland Pass Road. Mirror Lake Road, Forest Road 267, leads east from Tincup.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Mirror Lake Road
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Mirror Lake Road
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Mirror Lake Road
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling Mirror Lake Road
Yes



Related Activities
Mirror Lake - Mirror Lake lies at 11,000 feet immediately west of the Continental Divide. brook and rainbow trout inhabit this clear lake.

Mirror Lake Campground - Mirror Lake Campground is located in the Sawatch Mountains near the town of Tincup.



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