Sage Draw  
USGS 7.5' Map: Leadville South
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR 136, BLM 5545 0.50 9,590 ft. None 20 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


Summary: Sage Flats is an access road into the Lodgepole Flats area.
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
Camping: There are no 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 1.3 miles. Turn right onto BLM 5545/FR 136.

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 1.3 miles. Turn right onto BLM 5545/FR 136.
Starting from County Road 10 just off of Hwy 24 you will be on BLM lands. The road will be a well defined two track. You will head up the gully passing a buck and rail fence. Once in the narrow part of the gully you will pass an unnumbered spur road on the left that heads south into the trees. Continue straight going up Sage Draw.
Looking down Sage Draw, lower section

photo by:
Adam M

Looking down Sage Draw, upper section

photo by:
Adam M

The road will follow along the trees on the left. At a spot where the trees on the left drop back from the road you will cross onto Forest Service lands and be on FR 136. Past this spot you will cross a buried water pipeline, then make a right turn and tie into the Conduit South, FR130.B road. This is the end of Forest Road 136.
Data updated - February 1, 2021        4WD Road driven - September 7, 2020        Copyright - 2000-2021