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Mountain Biking: Colorado > White River National Forest > Sopris Ranger District

Quick Facts

Mid Cunningham Creek Road

Beginning Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2992.5 Meters) where road #532 forks from #502
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,120 Feet (349.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,720 Feet (3341.6 Meters) where road #532 rejoins road #105 near Lyle Lake Trailhead
Length, One-way: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers)
Usage: Light to Moderate

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General Description

Sellar and Diemer Lakes are near the west end of Forest Road #532. There is fishing and some dispersed camping opportunities at both of these lakes. A good place to view alpine scenery is at the eastern end of Mid Cunningham Creek Road.

This route provides a challenging side trip from the Hagerman Pass Road. It has some narrow, steep and rocky sections that will provide a challenge suitable for many four-wheel drive vehicles with adequate ground clearance.

Directions from Carbondale: From Carbondale travel east on Highway 82 to Basalt. Turn left at the stoplight and travel through Basalt following the main street through town. this road is the Fryingpan River Road and travels out of Basalt following the Fryingpan River. From Basalt travel 27 miles until the pavement ends. turn left at the fork in the road, sta;ying on road #105 (Hagerman Pass Road). Travel on the all-weather road for four miles to Sellar Meadow, and take a left on to road #502. This will bring you to Sellar Lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through September (NOTE: A snow closure gate prevents automobiles from traveling this road in the Spring and Winter months.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Mid Cunningham Creek Four-Wheel Drive Road
ICON Horseback Riding Mid Cunningham Creek Road
ICON Mountain Biking Mid Cunningham Creek Road
ICON ATV Riding Mid Cunningham Creek Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Mid Cunningham Creek Road

Related Activities
Hagerman Pass Four-Wheel Drive Road - The Hagerman Pass area is a relaxing ride packed with tons of beautiful scenery. There are campgrounds at Turquoise lake and Ruedi Reservoir that provide convenient camping and fishing.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, 1102 Grand Ave. , Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601, Phone: 888-4GLENWOOD, www.glenscape.com


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