Sleepy Cat Peak  
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Sleepy Cat Peak, Fawn Creek
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 4 FR 299 2.00 9,766 to 10,000 ft. NA 1 hour
County: Rio Blanco
Adopted by:      
Managed by: White River National Forest,
Blanco Ranger District
220 East Market Street
Meeker, Colorado 81641
(970)878-4039
Summary: The Sleepy Cat Peak 4WD road is a short spur road off of the Moeller Creek, FR290, road. It heads north along the side of Sleepy Cat Peak to a dead end.
Attractions: Scenery
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - November 23 to June 20
Best Time: July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There are a few dispersed sites at the start of the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the road networks around Sleepy Cat Peak.
Fall Colors: Very Good - Lots of aspen.
Navigation: From Meeker, CO. head east on Market Street towards 6th Street for 1.7 miles. Turn right onto County Rd 8/State Hwy 132 and continue to follow County Rd 8 for 19.1 miles. Take a slight left onto County Rd 115 and go 0.5 miles. Turn right to stay on County Rd 115/FR250 and go 6.9 miles. Continue straight for 5.5 miles. Turn left onto the Sleepy Cat Peak road, FR299.
History:  
Description:
The Sleepy Cat Peak 4WD road is a short spur road off of the Moeller Creek, FR290, road. The start is somewhat rutted and rocky as it climbs up to a broad meadow.
Meadow on the west side of Sleepy Cat Peak

photo by:
Adam M

At the far end of the meadow there is a small rocky section to navigate before you drop down to a second smaller meadow. The road will continue as a two track across this meadow to the north end where it will end with Sleepy Cat Peak on your right. From the end of the road it is a short walk to the northwest to a broad view of the Milk Creek basin with Horse Ridge and Three Points Mountain in the distance.
View from the end of Sleepy Cat Peak road

photo by:
Adam M


View from the end of Sleepy Cat Peak road

photo by:
Adam M

On your return trip you will drive the same route over the rocky obstacle between the meadows as you head back to the Moeller Creek, FR290, road.
Coming back down the road

photo by:
Adam M

You will get the opposite view of the broad meadow on your way down.
Another view of the meadow

photo by:
Adam M


Data updated - January 5, 2017      4WD Road driven - September 7, 2016      Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2017