Fairview View  
USGS 7.5' Map: Boulder, Lyons
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR286H 0.50 7,800 ft. NA 0.5 hours
County: Boulder
Adopted by: Trailridge Runners 4WD Club P.O. Box 1716, Longmont, CO 80502  
Managed by: Roosevelt National Forest,
Boulder Ranger District
2140 Yarmouth Ave.
Boulder, CO 80301
Summary: Fairview View is a short side loop off of Fireman Hill, FR286D, that takes you to an overlook of Spruce Gulch with a view of Fairview Peak to the north.
Attractions: Scenery
Closed by heavy snows. Open all year otherwise.
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Best, unless early snows
Trail Heads
White Rock Trail FT837 (motorcycle, less than 50 in.)
Camping: There are a few dispersed sites at the west end of Fairview View.
Base Camp: Not a good area to base camp.
Fall Colors: No Aspen in the area.
Navigation: From Boulder take Hwy 36 north to Altona. Head west on County Road 94 for about 4 miles. You will pass Buckingham Park where Old Stage Road ties in with County Road 94. Continue west on County Road 94 to the Lefthand Canyon OHV network parking lot. Take the Lefthand Canyon Main 4WD road following it to its end at the top of Spruce Gulch Ridge. Go right on Fireman's Hill 4WD road for about 1/4 of a mile to an open area in the trees. Fairview View is to the left of the open area.
History: Fairview View is a short loop that became part of the Forest Service designated 4WD roads through the 2006 Lefthand Canyon Travel Plan.
Note: The following description is for the Fairview View 4WD road before the 2013 Flood. The road received very little damage due to the flood. Presently the whole Lefthand Canyon OHV Network, including Castle Gulch, is in the process of a new Forest Service Area Plan Analysis, to begin in 2016.

Fairview View is an easy loop that runs north off of the Fireman Hill, FR286D, road. It climbs a short distance through the pine forest to the lip of Spruce Gulch where you can see Fairview Peak to the north. The eastern end of the loop drops back to Fireman Hill through a few steep switchbacks passing the trailhead for the White Rock Trail, FT837, which is an extreme motorcycle trail. Prior to the 2006 Lefthand Canyon Travel Plan FR285 continued from Spruce Gulch ridge over to Fairview Peak.
Data updated April 23, 2015       4WD Road driven August 21, 2009       Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2015