West Pinos  
USGS 7.5' Map: Summitville, Del Norte Peak
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 1 FR 332 13.67 10,800 to 11,120 ft. NA 1-2 hours
County: Rio Grande
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Rio Grande National Forest
Divide Ranger District
13308 West Hwy 160
Del Norte, CO 81132
Summary: Crosses part of the Wolf Creek Stock Driveway.
Agency - March 15 to May 15
Best Time: June - Upper section may still be snowed in
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Watch for early snows
Trail Heads
Camping: There are a few dispersed campsites along the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp with access to South Fork and Del Norte. There are a lot of Forest Service roads and motorized trails to explore in the area.
Fall Colors: Poor - The upper section is in pine forest.
Navigation: From South Fork, CO. head west on US-160 W for 1.4 miles. Turn left toward Beaver Creek Road and go 315 ft. Continue onto Beaver Creek Road and go 3.8 miles. Continue onto Forest Service Road 360 for 10.3 miles. Turn left on the West Pinos road, FR332.
West Pinos road connects the Beaver Creek Reservoir, FR360, road with the Summitville, FR330, road. It is a two lane graded gravel road that climbs around North Mountain crossing a saddle between North Mountain and Hogback Mesa. There are a few good views of the surrounding mountains and valleys as you head from west to east.
Data updated - November 1, 2015        4WD Road driven - July 19, 2015        Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2015