Del Norte Peak  
USGS 7.5' Map: South Fork East, Del Norte Peak
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 1 FR 345 20.00 8,269 to 11,480 ft. NA 2-3 hours
County: Rio Grande
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Rio Grande National Forest
Divide Ranger District
13308 West Hwy 160
Del Norte, CO 81132
Summary: The Del Norte Peak road takes you to the trail head for FT898, FT846, and FT934.It also passes Del Norte Peak.
Attractions: Unknown
Agency - March 15 to May 15
Best Time: June - Upper section may still be snowed in
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Watch for early snows
Trail Heads
FT898 - Less than 50"
FT846 - Less than 50"
FT934 - Motorcycle only
Camping: Unknown
Base Camp: Unknown
Fall Colors: Good - The road crosses through multiple aspen groves.
Navigation: From South Fork, CO. head east on US-160 E for 2.0 miles. Turn right onto Wen Dar Drive and go 1.0 mile to the public lands boundary. This is the start of the Del Norte Peak road.

The Del Norte Peak 4WD road leaves Highway 160 near South Fork, CO. The road is a graded two lane road. It heads south through the forest passing Del Norte Peak and connecting in with the Summitville Road, FR330.

I have only driven the first section before getting on the Willow Creek road, FR350. The road is graded gravel and appears to be that way for most of its length. The southern end may be narrower.
Data updated - October 25, 2015        4WD Road driven - July 19, 2015        Copyright - 2000-2015