Wallace Gulch  
USGS 7.5' Map: Topaz Mountain
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR 854 3.60 10,080 to 10,880 ft. NA 1 hour
County: Park
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Pike National Forest,
South Park Ranger District
P.O. Box 219, 320 Hwy 285
Fairplay, Colorado 80440
(719) 836-2031
Summary: Wallace Gulch is a connector road that ties in with Topaz Mountain, FR446.
Agency -
Best Time: June - Possible snow drifts
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
Trail Heads
Camping: There are three dispersed camp sites along Wallace Gulch road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the other roads around Topaz Mountain.
Fall Colors: Poor - 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 7.0 miles. Turn right onto Wallace Gulch 4WD road.
Wallace Gulch 4WD road starts in Lost Park just before the Lost Park Campground. After crossing the south fork of Lost Creek the road will climb up into the forest passing the remains of an old truck.
Wallace Gulch remains

photo by:
Ray C

The road will continue to climb up Wallce Gulch before doing a long switchback that will cross a short ridge and bring you into the Bonis Creek drainage.
Wallace Gulch

photo by:
Adam M

The road will continue as a two track past an intersection with the Bonis Creek road, FR853, which takes you back to the Lost Creek valley. Continuing to the left Wallace Gulch road will loop around the head of Bonis creek passing a large camp site. About a mile further you will come to the intersection with the Topaz Mountain road, FR446, to the left. The right is FR853.A, a spur of the Bonis Creek road that will also head back to the Lost Creek valley.
Data updated - November 24, 2017      4WD Road driven - September 2, 2017      Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2017