USGS 7.5' Map: Gold Hill
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR458 0.93 8,600 to 8,920 ft. None 1/2 hour
County: Boulder
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Roosevelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District 2140 Yarmouth, Boulder, CO 80301 (303)541-2500
Summary: Knob is a short road off of the Switzerland Trail.
Natural - Closed by heavy snows.
Best Time: June - May be open unless heavy snows
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Best
Trail Heads

Camping: There are no dispersed camp sites along the road.
Base Camp: Good area to base camp with access to other 4WD roads.
Fall Colors: Good - There are good views of aspens in the surrounding area.
Navigation: From Nederland CO. head west on W 2nd Street toward N Jefferson Street for 0.3 miles. Continue to follow CO-72 W for 8.0 miles. Turn right onto Gold Hill Rd and go 4.1 miles. Turn left onto Switzerland Trail and go 0.6 miles. Turn left onto FR458.
The Knob road is a short climb up to the top of a hill along the Switzerland Trail route. It ends in a small saddle between two high spots.
Data updated - June 12, 2016       4WD Road driven - June 24, 2010       Copyright - 2000-2016