Pinkham Creek  
USGS 7.5' Map: Kings Canyon
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 1 FR 204 4.50 8,400 to 9,600 ft. NA 1-2 hours
County: Larimer
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Routt National Forest,
Parks Ranger District
100 N. Main (P.O. Box 158)
Walden, Colorado 80480
Summary: Pinkham Creek (Parks District) is an easy graded road that accesses old and recent timber sales.
Attractions: Camping
Natural - Closed by heavy snows.
Best Time: June - Snow drifts possible in the upper sections
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
Trail Heads
Camping: There are dispersed camp sites along the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore other 4WD roads.
Fall Colors: Average - There are a few aspen groves along the road.
Navigation: From Walden, CO. head north on CO-125 N/Main Street toward 4th Street and continue to follow CO-125 N for 13.2 miles. Continue onto CO-127 N for 3.6 miles. Turn right onto County Rd 6E, the Pinkham Creek 4WD road.

From Laramie, WY. head west on Snowy Range Rd toward S Adams Street for 0.7 miles. Continue onto WY-230 W/W Jackson Street and follow WY-230 W to the Colorado border for 39.9 miles. Continue onto CO-127 S and go 5.5 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 6E, the Pinkham Creek 4WD road.
The Pinkham Creek road leaves Hwy127 and climbs into the forest following Pinkham Creek. It is a graded and maintained road. There are a few places where the road runs close to the creek running through the forest. There are a few dispersed campsites along the road. About half way along the road you will climb up a gully to the upper branch of Pinkham Creek and continue southeast until you get to a large interconnections of roads. There will be FR879, Hillside, FR876, Bow Ridge, FR884, and Government Creek, FR881. The main road to the left is Pinkham Creek, which climbs to the top of the ridge to another connections with FR516 to the left and FR204 on the Canyon Lakes District to the right.
Data updated - December 26, 2016        4WD Road driven - July 8, 2009        Copyright - 2000-2016