Chubb Park  
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Marmot Peak, Antero Reservoir, Castle Rock Gulch
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 1 FR 309 8.64 9,016 to 10,280 ft. NA 1-2 hours
County: Chaffee
Adopted by:      
Managed by: San Isabel National Forest,
Salida Ranger District
5575 Cleora Road
Salida, Colorado 81201
(719) 539-3591
Summary: Chubb Park road runs from Hwy 285 northwest up a wide valley to Salt Creek Pass.
Attractions:  
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - December 1 to April 15
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There are dispersed camp sites off of spur roads like FR309.A. Some dispersed sites are on lands that are not public.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the roads between Trout Creek Pass and Buena Vista.
Fall Colors: Poor - Mostly Pine forest.
Navigation: From Buena Vista, CO. head south on US-24 E toward Cedar Street for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto US-24 E/US-285 N/US Hwy 285 N and go 8.6 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 309. This is the Chubb Park 4WD road.

From Fairplay, CO. head southeast on Main Sreett toward 5th Street and go 0.6 miles. Turn right onto US Hwy 285 S and go 26.3 miles. Turn right onto County Rd 309. This is the Chubb Park 4WD road.
History: The Colorado Midland Railroad, which connected Colorado Springs with Newcastle, ran through Chubb Park until about 1918. At the south end, close to Hwy 28 was the small camp of Newitt, which was a limestone quarry.
Description:
From Hwy 285, where it crosses Trout Creek, the Chubb Park road parallels the highway for a short distance before turning up a very wide valley following Trout Creek. The road is an easy graded road. It runs across private property that is used to graze cattle. After about 2.5 miles you will pass the intersection with Lenhardy Cutoff, FR376, to the left. Further along you will pass another intersection on the left, which is un-designated. There are a few dispersed sites on the north side of this spur road. This road goes up Chubb Creek.

In less than a mile you will come to a large intersection where Seven Mile Creek, FR311, crosses the Chubb Park road. At this intersection, Chubb Park continues following Trout Creek, and FR309.A starts just west of here and parallels the Chubb Park road. Both road run parallel all the way to a ridge. There is a short connector between them, FR309.B. There are a few dispersed camp sites on FR309.A near this short connector. The Chubb Park road will end at its intersection with Salt Creek South, FR436, at Salt Creek Pass.
Data updated - November 28, 2017     4WD Road driven - September 3, 2017     Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2017