Twin Saddle  
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USGS 7.5' Map: Hahns Peak
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 3 FR414 3.28 9,875 ft. NA 1 hour
County: Routt
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Routt National Forest,
Hahns Peak / Bears Ears Ranger District
925 Weiss Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9315
970-870-2299
Summary: Twin Saddle heads south from Twin Mountain, FR413, road over the top of Twin Mountain and connects with Farwell Mountain, FR409, road.
Attractions: Climb up Twin Mountain.
Seasonal
Closure:
Forest Service - from December 2 to June 14
Best Time: June - May be drifted at higher elevations
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - May be snowed in
Trail Heads
Accessed:
Ellis, FT1155 - ATV, Motorcycle, Pack and Saddle, Mountain Bike, Hike
Camping: There are dispersed campsites at the north end of the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the road networks north of Hanhs Peak.
Fall Colors: Very Good - Lots of aspen groves at the north end of the 4WD road.
Navigation: From Hahns Peak Village, CO, head northwest on County Road 129 toward Lucky Camp Lane for 5.2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 550 and go 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 413, Twin Mountain road and go 0.98 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 414, Twin Saddle road.
History:
Description:
Note: I have not driven the north end of this road. The following description is based on Google Earth.

Starting from the north end off of the Twin Mountain, FR413, road you will be on a wide two track road that will head into a small grove of aspens. You will come out of the forest into an open area and then turn southwest to climb up the north flank of Hahns Peak. As you come into the forest again you will come to an intersection. The road on the right is Hahns Peak, FR418. Stay to the left to continue on Twin Saddle. You will head out into an open area on the northeast flank of Hahns Peak, which will dominate your view on the right side of the road. As you come back into the trees you will come to another intersection. The road to the right is the other side of the Hahns Peak 4WD road. Continue left to stay on Twin Saddle. The road will head throgh the pine forest to a large sweeping curve to the left and then to the right. This is where you cross over the peaks of the saddle between Twin Mountain and Hahns Peak. The road will now drop down through the forest taking three switchbacks to decend into a sweeping curve to the left. One more switchback will bring you down to a wide broad saddle.

This next section I have driven.
Where the trees thin out you will come to a large intersection. The road on the left is the other end of Twin Mountain, FR413, road. Motorized forest trail FT1155 heads down off of the saddle to the right. Staying straight the road will cross the wide saddle heading toward Farwell Mountain.
Heading toward Farwell Mountain road

photo by:
Adam M

The road will head into the forest again.
Almost to the Farwell Mountain road intersection

photo by:
Adam M

After crossing over a small ridge the road will drop down into another valley and connect with the Farwell Mountain, FR409, road.
Data updated - March 17, 2024     4WD Road driven - September 4, 2023     Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2024