Greenhorn Mountain  
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Deer Peak, Bear Creek, San Isabel
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Graded FR369 18.10 10,720 to 11,400 ft. NA 1-2 hours
County: Huerfano, Custer
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Pike and San Isabel National Forest,
San Carlos Ranger District
3028 East Main Street
Canon City, CO 81212
(719)269-8500
Summary: Greenhorn Mountain road is a graded road to the north end of the Greenhorn Wilderness.
Attractions: Unknown
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - December 2 to April 30
Best Time: May - May still have snow drifts
June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Watch for early snows
Trail Heads
Accessed:
Pole Creek, FT1398 - Motorized trail for less than 50" wide vehicles
East Cisneros, FT1314 - Motorized trail for less than 50" wide vehicles
West Cisneros, FT1314 - Motorized trail for less than 50" wide vehicles
Snowslide, FT1318 - Motorcycles only
Bartlett Trail, FT1310 - Hiking and Horseback riding, non-motorized
South Apache Trail, FT1311 - Hiking and Horseback riding, non-motorized
Camping: There are many dispersed campsites along the Greenhorn Mountain road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the surrounding forest roads and trails.
Fall Colors: Unknown
Navigation: From Gardner, CO head west on CO-69 N toward County Rd 638 for 1.9 miles. Turn right onto Gardner Rd and go 20.7 miles. Turn right onto the Greenhorn Mountain road, FR 369 / County Rd 369.

From Westcliffe, CO head south on CO-69 S/S 6th Street toward Rosita Street for 12.0 miles. Turn left onto Centennial Ranch Rd and go 5.7 miles. Turn left onto Sheep Creek Rd and go 0.6 miles. Slight right to stay on Sheep Creek Rd and go 125 feet. Turn right onto Gibbs Drive and go 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Horn Rd and go 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Gardner Rd and go 4.9 miles. Turn right onto the Greenhorn Mountain road, FR 369 / County Rd 369.

From Rye, CO head north on Boulder Ave toward Roley Street for 0.1 miles. Turn left onto CO-165 W and go 16.5 miles. Turn left onto Ophir Creek Rd and go 1.1 miles. Slight left to stay on Ophir Creek Rd, go 482 feet. Turn left to stay on Ophir Creek Rd and go 7.0 miles. Turn left onto the Greenhorn Mountain road, FR 369 / County Rd 369.
History: The name Green Horn comes from the name Cuerno Verde, given by the colonial Spanish of the Provincias Internas to two, father and son, Jupe Comanche band mahimiana paraibo, or war chiefs. The younger Cuerno Verde was known to the Comanches as "Man Who Holds Danger." On September 3, 1779 younger Cuerno Verde, his son, a medicine man, four principal chiefs, and ten of his warriors, were killed near Greenhorn Mountain by the men of the expedition of Spanish troops and native American allies (Apache, Ute and Pueblo) under Juan Bautista de Anza.

The Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness was designated by Congress in 1993 and totals 23,087 acres. Greenhorn Mountain rises from 7,600 to 12,347 feet. Its summit is the highest point in the Wilderness.

wikipedia online.
Description:
Greenhorn Mountain road is a two lane graded gravel road. It ends at the Greenhorn Wilderness. There are many connections to other roads and trails off of the Greenhorn Mountain road.

I have only driven the first four miles of this road. It is heavily used during the summer due to the number of trailheads and access to the Wilderness.
Data updated - April 21, 2016     4WD Road driven - September 7, 2015     Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2016