Acme Creek  
Maps:    
USGS 7.5' Map: Eaton Reservoir
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 3 FR219 8.70 8260 to 9080 ft. NA 2-3 hours
County: Larimer
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Roosevelt National Forest
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
2150 Centre Ave., Building E, Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970)295-6700
Summary: Acme Creek 4WD road is a loop road through ther forest north of Red Feather Lakes. It has a section that is tight with tree limbs that brush the sides of your vehicle. Most of the road is in denser forest with few views.
Attractions: Past logging remains
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - November 30 to June 15
Best Time: June - May still be drifted in.
July - Best time.
August - Best time.
September - Best time.
October - Watch for early snows.
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There are a few campsites at the east end of the road. There were no others along rest of the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp. There are a few other 4WD roads in the area to explore.
Fall Colors: Poor - Mostly pine forest.
Navigation: From Livermore, CO. head west on US-287 N 2.9 miles. Turn left onto Cherokee Park Rd and go 26.9 miles. Turn left onto Acme Creek 4WD road.
History: There were past logging operations due to the slab piles in the area.
Description:
Acme Creek is a nice loop through the forest north of Red Feather Lakes. I started off of County Rd 80C and headed southeast. The road will cross Sheep Creek just as you leave the County Road. There are a few campsites here on both sides of the creek.
Creek Crossing off of Cnty 80C.

photo by:
Adam M

The road will head up onto a ridge traveling through the trees to the southeast. This part of the road is fairly open but does not have any views.
Climbing up the ridge.

photo by:
Adam M

As you come over the ridge and head down the other side toward George Creek you will pass by two piles of old logging slabs. These are the round side of the log that once had the bark on it and was discarded when boards were cut from logs.
Slabs from past logging activites.

photo by:
Adam M

The road will drop down out of the forest into a narrow valley with a slow running creek and come to an intersection with FR313. Stay to the right and head down the valley to the west.
Valley of George Creek.

photo by:
Adam M

After just over a mile you will come to another intersection with the Bear Gulch Road, FR195B. Stay to the right to continue on Acme Creek 4WD road. From here the road will once again climb up the ridge. The road will be a bit rougher and the trees will be brushing the sides of your vehicle. There are a few tight turns and some rocky sections as you climb up the ridge.
More logging slabs.

photo by:
Adam M

You will pass some more slab piles along this section of the road as well. At the top of the ridge the road will level out and head back west again. The trees will continue to throw pine needles through your open windows. There are no openings along this section of the road. In less than two miles the Acme Creek 4WD road will connect with the Pearl Beaver Road, FR169. From here you can go right and connect back with County Rd 80C, or go left and connect with the Deadman Road, County 86.
Data updated - December 24, 2016      4WD Road driven - September 4, 2016      Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2016