|USGS 7.5' Map:||Montezuma|
|Managed by:||White River National Forest
Dillon Ranger District
|680 Blue River Parkway
Silverthorne, CO 80498
|Summary:||Warden Gulch climbs up to a basin below Morgan Peak.|
|Agency - November 23 to May 20|
June - Snow may still block the gulch
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snow possible
|Morgan Gulch, FT9144 - Hiking, Bike, Equestrian|
|Camping:||There are a few dispersed campsites along the road.|
|Base Camp:||This would be a good area to base camp with Peru Creek FR260, Chihuahua Gulch FR263, and Cinnamon Gulch FR262.|
|Fall Colors:||Poor - Mostly pine forest.|
|Navigation:||From Keystone, CO head east on US-6 E for 0.1 miles. Take the Montezuma Road exit and go 0.2 miles. Continue onto Montezuma Road for 4.4 miles. Turn left onto County Road 260 and go 2.1 miles. Turn right on the Warden Gulch road.
|Warden Gulch road starts almost opposite of the Chihuahua Gulch, FR263, 4WD road. It leaves the Peru Creek, FR260, road and immediately crosses Peru Creek. The road passes a few dispersed campsites near the creek and then becomes a two track and heads into the forest. After doing two switchbacks the road will cross a small opening in the forest.
Once more the road will head into the forest, but then after a short distance it will come out into an opening below the norther side of Santa Fe Peak.
The road will now do two wide sweeping switchbacks and finally climb above timberline before ending at the tailings of the Allam Emory Mine.
|Data updated - January 11, 2019 4WD Road driven - July 3, 2003 Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2019|