|USGS 7.5' Map:||Observatory Rock|
|Managed by:||Pike National Forest,
South Park Ranger District
|P.O. Box 219, 320 Hwy 285
Fairplay, Colorado 80440
|Summary:||Weber Gulch is a short road off of the Rock Creek Hills Road, FR39, that runs along a ridge toward Rock Creek.|
|Nature - Closed by heavy snows.
June - Possible snow drifts
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
|Camping:||The north end of the road has many dispersed camp sites that are accessible to trucks and trailers. At the south end there are three to four different dispersed sites, one that is a large site off of the road.|
|Base Camp:||This would be a good area to base camp and explore the other 4WD roads in the area.|
|Fall Colors:||Good - Mix of Aspen and 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 5.2 miles. Turn right onto Rock Creek Hills Road and go 0.7 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 129, Weber Gulch road.
|Starting at the north end, Weber Gulch 4WD road leaves the Rock Creek Hills Road and runs down an open area with short spur roads that go to dispersed camp sites. The road continues along the low ridge going into the aspen and gambrel oaks that populate the hills. After running down a short draw, the road will take a sharp right and climb a hill, the only little challenge on the road, as it heads southwest.
The road will cross two more shallow gullches as it heads south around private property. After climbing up out of the second gulch you will come to a large "Y" intrersection. This is FR39.2A, a spur off of the Rock Creek Hills Road. Both directions will take you to that road.
|Data updated - November 6, 2017 4WD Road driven - September 2, 2017 Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2017|