Lodgepole Flats South  
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Leadville South
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR 130.S 2.00 10,000 ft. None 45 min
County: Lake
Adopted by:      
Managed by: San Isabel National Forest,
Leadville Ranger District
810 Front Street
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-0749
Summary: Lodgepole Flats South is a dead end road that runs from Lodgepole Flats to end near the head of Box Creek, on the north side.
Attractions: None
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - December 2 to June 30
Best Time: July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows may block the road
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There are dispersed campsites along the start 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 left onto Forest Road 130.S.

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 left onto Forest Road 130.S.
History:  
Description:
I have not driven this road yet. The following description is based on Google Earth views.

Starting from the end of Lodgepole Flats, FR130 take the left at the three way intersection. The road will start out graded, and stay in this condition for about half its length. The road will head south through Lodgepole flats toward Box Creek to the east of Mount Elbert. From the intersection you will head through the forest with some areas having smaller trees due to the past thinning projects. You will pass two spur roads on the right that go to areas of the forest that have been thinned. The road will then come out into an open area and head west to go around the head of Sage Draw. The road will head back into the forest and continue south. There will be old spur roads through this area that went to thinned areas of the forest. The road will then head west southwest and become more of a two track. You will pass a dispersed campsite on the left. The road will enter a more heavily forested area as it works toward the head of Box Creek. Finally the road will go into a small side gully above Box Creek where it officially ends.
Data updated - February, 2021        4WD Road driven - not yet        Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2021