|USGS 7.5' Map:||Eagle Rock, Farnum Peak|
|Managed by:||Pike National Forest,
South Park Ranger District
|P.O. Box 219, 320 Hwy 285
Fairplay, Colorado 80440
|Summary:||Packer Gulch is a main connection to other 4WD roads south of Tarryall Reseroir.|
|Natural - Closed by heavy snows.
June - Southern end may still be snowed in
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
|Camping:||There are many dispersed campsites at the northwest end of Packer Gulch.|
|Base Camp:||This would be a good area to base camp and explore the other 4WD roads in the area.|
|Fall Colors:||Poor - Mostly Pine forest at the southeast end.|
|Navigation:||From Jefferson, CO. head south-east on Co Rd 77 towards Main Street. Go 17.3 miles. Turn right onto Turner Gulch Road and go 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Packer Gulch 4WD road.
|Packer Gulch is a long gulch running to the southwest, below Tarryall Reservoir. The road runs down the center of Packer Gulch toward Schoolmarm Mountain.
The road is an easy two track with a few spurs off to the west. Most of these spurs loop back to Packer Gulch.
After about three miles you will come to an intersection. To the right is West Packer Gulch, FR209, which heads out toward private property and County Road 23. Stay to the left to stay on Packer Gulch 4WD road. It iwll head into a narrower valley as it heads toward Farnum Mountain.
At the southeast end of Packer Gulch, the road will climb into the forest and come to an intersection with Schoolmarm Mountain, FR237. The Packer Gulch road will turn right and continue to climb up a series of switchbacks to the head of Packer Gulch on the west side of Farnum Peak.
|Data updated - November 14, 2017 4WD Road driven - September 3, 2017 Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2017|