King Solomon  
USGS 7.5' Map: Elkhorn Mountain
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR402 1.00 8,600 ft. NA 1/2 hour
County: Routt
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Routt National Forest,
Hahns Peak / Bears Ears Ranger District
925 Weiss Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9315
Summary: King Solomon 4WD road is a short road that follows King Solomon Creek to the Farwell Mountain trail.
Attractions: Access to a motorized trail.
Forest Service - from December 2 to June 14
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - May be snowed in
Trail Heads
Farwell Mountain, FT1203 - ATV, Motorcycle, Mountain Bike, Pack and Saddle, Hike
Camping: There are a few dispersed campsites along the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the road networks north of Hanhs Peak.
Fall Colors: Poor - Mostly pine forest.
Navigation: From Hahns Peak Village, CO, head northwest on County Road 129 toward Lucky Camp Lane for 5.2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 550 and continue to follow Forest Road 550 for 3.7 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 500 and go 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 402, King Solomon.
Starting from the Red Park, FR500, road, you will be on a two track. There will be a large dispersed campsite on the right side of the road. Continuing south the road will follow King Solomon Creek. You will pass through an area that has been thinned in the past. There will be meadows along King Solomon Creek on your left that attract wildlife. After just under a half mile you will pass a dispersed campsite on the left. Another quarter mile and the Farwell Mountain Trail will take off on the left. The road will continue for a short distance and then end at a rough turn around.

Data updated - February 11, 2024     4WD Road driven - September 3, 2023     Copyright - 2000-2024