|USGS 7.5' Map:||Bear Creek|
|Managed by:||Pike and San Isabel National Forest,
San Carlos Ranger District
|3028 East Main Street
Canon City, CO 81212
|Summary:||Meadow Divide is an easy 4WD road that passes some private ranches in the rolling hills north of Greenhorn Mountain.|
|Agency - December 2 to April 30|
May - Could still be drifted
June - Good
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Watch for early snows
|Horse Ranch, FT1397 - Motorized trail, motorcycle only|
|Camping:||There area dispersed camp sites at the east end where Meadow Divide ties in with Greenhorn Mountain, FR369.|
|Base Camp:||This would be a good area to base camp. sites.|
|Fall Colors:||Good - There are stands of aspen along the eastern end of this road.|
|Navigation:||From Gardner, CO. head east on CO-69 S toward County Rd 545 for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 630 and go 14.6 miles. Slight right to stay on County Rd 630 and go 0.3 miles. Continue ahead to start the Meadow Divide road, FR402.
Westcliffe, CO head south on CO-69 S/S 6th Street toward Rosita Street. Continue to follow CO-69 S for 12.0 miles. Turn left onto Centennial Ranch Rd and go 5.7 miles. Turn right at Sheep Creek Rd and go 0.4 miles. Continue onto Commanche Rd and go 3.4 miles. Turn right onto Gardener Rd and go 3.3 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 630 and go 1.2 miles. Keep left to continue on County Rd 636 and go 0.4 miles. Sharp right onto County Rd 630 and go 187 feet. Continue slight left to start the Meadow Divide road, FR402.
From Rye, CO head east on Main Street for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto CO-165 W and go 16.7 miles. Turn left onto Ophir Creek Rd and go 1.1 miles. Slight left to stay on Ophir Creek Rd and go 482 feet. Turn left to stay on Ophir Creek Rd and go 7.0 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 369 and go 5.0 miles. Take Meadow Divide road, FR402 on the right.
|Starting from the west end, Meadow Divide leaves the Williams Creek, FR630, road and heads across a large flat hill to the northeast. You will travel along the west side of Williams Creek for over a mile. You will come to an intersection. Take the right and head down into the Williams Creek drainage. As you round a bend in the road and cross the creek you will pass a house. The house is just outside of the public lands. The road will now climb out of the drainage and loop around some low hills.
The road will continue to climb looping around some low hills covered with aspens. It will work its way toward the head of Deer Lick Creek.
You will drop down crossing a low area where you will pass intersections with FR425, a short spur road, Horse Ranch, FR428, another shorter spur road, and Bear Creek, FR419, a spur road a little over a mile long. The road will head down out of the trees into a large wide meadown. There are private homes to the east of this meadow and cattle are grazed in the area.
There will be some fence lines to cross as you continue north.
The road will enter into the forest once again passing smaller meadows as it continues northeast. The trees will get larger and there are areas that have been thinned.
At the east end of the road there are quite a few dispersed camp sites where you intersect with Greenhorn Mountain, FR369, which is a maintained graded road.
|Data updated - April 21, 2016 4WD Road driven - September 7, 2015 Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2016|