|USGS 7.5' Map:||Orno Peak, Trapper|
|Managed by:||Routt National Forest,
Yampa Ranger District
|300 Roselawn Ave (PO Box 7)
Yampa, Colorado 80483
|Summary:||Gardner Park 4WD road takes you from FR900 that goes to Yamcolo and Stillwater Reservoir up to Gardner Park Reservoir. It continues off the public land connecting with County Road 3B.|
|Agency - Closed December 16 to June 14.
June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Best
|Gardner Park Wildlife, FT1107.1 - Hike, Pack and Saddle, Bike
|Camping:||There are a few dispersed camp sites around Gardner Park Reservoir and one on FR910.1B.|
|Base Camp:||This would be a good area to base camp. There are a few 4WD roads in the area, as well as access to the Flat Tops Wilderness.|
|Fall Colors:||Very Good - The road goes through many aspen groves.|
|Navigation:||From Yampa, CO. head south on Main Street toward 1st Street for 0.2 miles. Turn right onto County Road 7/S Moffat Ave and continue to follow County Road 7 for 2.2 miles. Slight right to stay on County Road 7 and go 2.0 miles. Continue onto County Road 7 for 1.8 miles. Continue onto Forest Road 900 and go 3.3 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 910.
From Toponas, CO head south on RCR 5 toward CO-131 N for 233 feet. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto CO-131 N and go 5.6 miles. Turn left onto RCR 3 and go 2.8 miles. Continue straight onto RCR 3B and go 4.7 miles. Contine straight on Forest Road 910.
|Starting at the east end of Gardner Park road you will transition from County Road 3B to Forest Road 910 along a small tributary of Smith Creek. You will head into the forest for a short distance and come out into a small meadow. There will be a closed spur road on your right where the Gardner Park road will turn to the south. Again you will enter into the forest.
The road will be an easy two track as it continues south. You will pass through some aspen groves before coming out into a large open meadow. You will pass a spur road on the right, FR910.1B, which goes 0.62 miles back to the east before coming to private property. There is one dispersed campsite along this spur. Staying on the main road you will turn to the west and head along the top of the large meadow.
After passing the large meadow you will head through a shallow valley with some small forested areas. Next you will come to an intersection after crossing a cattle guard. The road to the left is Harper, FR 915, which heads south to Harper Reservoir. Stay to the right to stay on FR910. After going through the forest for a short distance you will come out into Gardner Park and have Gardner Park Reservoir to the west.
The road will get a little rougher as it heads over toward the reservoir dam. You will drop down below the dam and cross Gardner Creek.
The road will climb up and head west along the north side of Gardner Park Reservoir.
You will pass a dispersed campsite on your left next to the reservoir before turning to the north. The road will enter into the forest again and make a turn passing a dispersed campsite on your right and then crossing the Pine Mesa Ditch. The road will drop down through two switchbacks as it continues north.
The road will be a bit rougher here before it connects with FR 900. Left on FR 900 will head to Yamcolo Reservoir, right will head to Yampa.
|Data updated: October 21, 2023 4WD Road driven: July 24, 2023 Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2023|