|USGS 7.5' Map:||Antero Reservoir, Marmot Peak, Harvard Lakes|
|Managed by:||Pike/San Isabel National Forest
Salida Ranger District
|325 West Rainbow Blvd.
Salida, CO 81201
|Summary:||Sevenmile is an easy 4WD road that connects Trout Creek Pass on US-Hwy285 with Buena Vista, CO. It goes through forests and meadows with views of the Collegiate Peaks as it loosely follows Sevenmile Creek.|
|Attractions:||Camping, Natural Arch, Scenic views of Arkansas River Valley.|
|Agency - Open April 16 to November 30
|Best Time:|| June
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
|FT 1413 - Davis Meadow
FT 1414 - ATV, Motorcycle, Mountain Bike
|Camping:||Dispersed campsites are at the ends of spur roads FR311.B, FR311.C, FR311.D, FR311.E, and FR311.F. These sites are medium to large in size.|
|Base Camp:||This area would be a good place to base camp. There are a large number of easy 4WD roads including Aspen Ridge, Lenhardy Cut-off, and Bald Mountain. There is also the difficult 4WD road, Chinaman, and the extreme 4WD road, Carnage Canyon south of Sevenmile.|
|Fall Colors:||Good, there are aspen and pine along the meadows as well as distance views of the aspen on the flanks of the Collegiate Peaks.|
Vista, CO go east on East Main Street for 0.2 miles. Turn left onto
North Colorado Avenue. Go 0.3 miles and continue on Cnty Road 371
crossing the Arkansas River. After 2.2 miles turn right onto Cnty Road
375 and go 1.1 miles to Cnty Road 376. Turn right onto Cnty Road 376
and go 1.9 miles to Cnty Road 373. Turn left onto Cnty Road 373 and go
0.5 miles to Forest Road 311, a right turn.
From Fairplay, CO head south on US Hwy 285 for 22.2 miles. At the top of Trout Creek Pass turn right onto Forest Road 311.
|Sevenmile is an easy 4WD road that
connects Buena Vista with Trout Creek Pass by going through the
Pike/San Isabell National Forest. From Trout Creek Pass the road
crosses a wide meadow, which is State Land, before climbing into the
forest and crossing over a saddle. On the other side the road descends
toward Sevenmile Creek. It passed through another section of private
property and passes spur roads to campsites.
As you work your way down the Sevenmile Creek drainage there are great views of the Collegiate Peaks on the other side of the Arkansas Valley. The lower section of the road winds through open meadows and juniper stands. At the intersection with the Lenhardy Cut-off, FR376, you can head down toward Buena Vista or head up FR376 back to Trout Creek Pass.
|Data updated 10/18/11 4WD Road driven 09/03/11 Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2011|