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Dead Horse Road--Long Park Loop Four-Wheel Drive Road

Difficulty: Most Difficult
Length: 11.7 Miles (19.5 Kilometers)
Usage: Light

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General Description

Starting at the west entrance to the Dead Horse-Long Park loop, you follow switchbacks up a steep south facing slope. Gaining elevation you have a view of the valley of the north fork of the White River. After approximately two miles, you enter into Long Park. The road then divides with the left hand fork taking you west down Long Park Creek until it ends at Trough Gulch Following the other fork you proceed up Long Park Creek to the divide between the White River and Williams Fork drainages. Ad you follow the divide, to the north you see the Elk Head Mountains while the south fork of the Williams Fork lies directly below. To the east and south, you see the White River Valley and the Flat Tops. After following this divide for approximately three miles you drop back into the White River Drainage. As you proceed down the road you come to another junction. The west fork ends at Missouri Creek, while the east fork takes you to the Dead Horse end of the loop. You lose elevation quickly, over a steep, rough, and narrow road until you return to County Road 8.

Directions from Meeker: Drive east of Meeker for 1 miles to the junction of County Road 8; turn right and proceed 35 miles to the west terminus or 38 miles to the east terminus.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late June--Early July through November .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2001-06-25 14:48:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Much of this road is rough, narrow, and steep there are tight switch backs, large water bars, and few turnouts.
ICON Motorcycle Riding

Related Activities
Long Park Trail - The Long Park Trail connects the Deadhorse-Long Park Loop four-wheel drive road #230 and the North Fork Road, County Road 8; also it connects with Lost Park Road #293.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO


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