Lodgepole Flats North  
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Leadville South
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR 160 0.80 9785 ft. None 30 min
County: Lake
Adopted by:      
Managed by: San Isabel National Forest,
Leadville Ranger District

Bureau of Land Management,
Royal Gorge District
810 Front Street
Leadville, CO 80461

3028 E. Main St.
Canon City, CO 81212
719-486-0749


(719)269-8500

Summary: Lodgepole Flats North is a connector road between Conduit North, FR130.A, and Lodgepole Flats, FR130.
Attractions: Camping
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - December 2 to May 31
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows may block the road
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There are dispersed campsites along the entire length of the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the 4WD roads and hiking trails around Twin Lakes.
Fall Colors: Poor - Mainly pine forest.
Navigation: From Leadville, CO head south on Harrison Ave toward E 6th Street for 0.4 miles. Continue onto Silver Drive for 0.3 miles. Continue to follow US-24 E for 7.9 miles. Turn right onto County Road 10 and go 0.1 miles. Turn right toward Forest Road 130 for 361 feet. Slight left onto Forest Road 130, then go 2.4 miles, passing through a four way intersection. Turn right onto Forest Road 160.

From Buena Vista, CO head north on US-24 W toward W Sterling Ave for 25.6 miles. Turn left onto County Road 10 and go 0.1 miles. Turn right toward Forest Road 130 for 361 feet. Slight left onto Forest Road 130, then go 2.4 miles, passing through a four way intersection. Turn right onto Forest Road 160.
History:  
Description:
Starting from the end of Lodgepole Flats, FR130 take the right at the three way intersection. The road will start out graded, then become more of a two track heading north through the forest. You will come to a large intersection with a spur road to the left, which goes to a campsite. Continue north on the main road. The trees will get a bit thicker on the left side of the road. You will come to a second intersection with a spur road to the left, which also goes to a campsite.
Middle section of the road

photo by:
Adam M

Continue on the main road. Next you will come to a large Y intersection. Just before you reach the intersection you will be leaving Forest Service lands, and entering BLM lands. The road to the left is an unnumbered road that goes northwest, over a mile, to access areas of the forest that had been thinned in the past. Staying to the right through the intersection you will cross a more open area, make a right turn, and then come to a large four way intersection. The road to the right is Conduit North, FR130.A, the road to the left is County Road 11A, and the road straight ahead is County Road 10.
Data updated - February 1, 2021        4WD Road driven - September 6, 2020        Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2021