The Russell Gulch Trail, #693, leads north 6.5 miles from Sprucewood. It passes over Bear Mountain and through Russell Gulch to County Road 97 and the Platte River. The Forest Service rates this trail for intermediate to expert ability levels.
The National Forest Service challenges all off-highway vehicle (OHV) users to TREAD LIGHTLY on public lands. The Tread Lightly program educates and informs forest users on how to enjoy recreation opportunities without damaging resources or negatively affecting others enjoyment of public lands. Potential damage to our natural environment is intensified due to increasing popularity of OHVs. (This category of vehicles includes 4 WD, ATVs, dirt bikes, mountain bikes and snowmobiles.) TREAD LIGHTLY was created to curb damage to soil, water, wildlife, visual and solitude components on the forest. For more information contact any Ranger District Office.
Directions from Deckers: Drive north on Highway 67 to Oxyoke where the highway makes a sharp right. Follow Highway 67 to the right. Continue on this road for at least 8.5 more miles to Sprucewood. Trail 693 meets Highway 67 and Forest Road 515 at the Sprucewood intersection. Trail 693 leads northwest from this intersection.