|USGS 7.5' Map:||Topaz Mountain|
|Managed by:||Pike National Forest,
South Park Ranger District
|P.O. Box 219, 320 Hwy 285
Fairplay, Colorado 80440
|Summary:||Topaz Mountain is an easy 4WD road that runs from Lost Park to the east side of Topaz Mountain.|
June - Possible snow drifts
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
|Camping:||There are dispersed camp sites along the lower section of road near Lost Park.|
|Base Camp:||This would ba good area to base camp and explore the road around Topaz Mountain.|
|Fall Colors:||Poor - Mostly Pine forest.|
|Navigation:||From Jefferson, CO. head north-east on US Hwy 285 for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Lost Park Road, County Road 56, and go 10.8 miles. Turn right to stay on Lost Park Road and go 2.8 miles and turn right onto Topaz Mountain 4WD road.
|The Topaz Mountain 4WD road starts just below the Rock Creek Trail Pass in Lost Park. The road will be somewhat maintained as it climbs around a low ridge. The road will cross Beaver Creek and follow a low hill to the southeast.
The road will then cross Monkey Creek. Here the road gets a bit less maintained. It will climb up onto the east side of Topaz Mountain into the forest. The road will cross the head of No Name Creek and then come to and open area where it ends at the intersection with FR853.A, a spur road of Bonis Creek, to the left and the Wallace Gulch road, FR854, to the right.
|Data updated - November 6, 2017 4WD Road driven - September 2, 2017 Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2017|