|Wolford Mountain Reservoir|
|USGS 7.5' Map:||Gunsight Pass, Hinman Reservoir|
|Managed by:||BLM NW District, Kremmling Field Office||2103 E. Park Ave., Kremmling, CO 80459||(970)724-3000|
|Summary:||Wolford Mountain Reservoir road heads to the reservoir from County Road 25 and then up onto the saddle of Wolford Mountain.|
|Attractions:||Scenic views, Reservoir access|
|Agency - December 15 to April 15.|
May - Best
June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
|Camping:||There is one campsite on the west side of the saddle.|
|Base Camp:||This would be a good area to base camp and explore the Wolford Mountain OHV area.|
|Fall Colors:||Poor - Some aspen on Wolford Mountain
|Navigation:||South end start
From Kremmling CO. head east on Park Ave toward 6th Street for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto 22nd Street and go 1.0 mile. Turn left onto County Hwy 224 and go 0.6 miles. Turn right to stay on County Hwy 224 and go 3.2 miles. Continue straight for 0.3 miles. Continue straight onto County Hwy 224 for 0.7 miles. Turn left and go 0.7 miles to the top of the saddle. Turn right at the hairpin turn and go 0.6 miles. Turn left to start the Wolford Mountain Reservoir 4WD road.
From Kremmling CO head east on Park Ave toward 6th Street for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto 22nd Street for 1.0 mile. Continue onto County Hwy 22 and go 4.9 miles. Turn left onto County Hwy 25 and go 2.0 miles. Turn left onto County Road 25 and go 0.6 miles. Continue left to start the Wolford Mountain Reservoir 4WD road.
Starting from County Road 25, the Wolford Mountain Reservoir road will head northwest across the flat open land as a well traveled two track. At a low ridge there will be a road on the right, BLM29533, that heads over to Wolford Mountain. Stay to the right and drop over the ridge crossing more open land. You will come to a faint spur road on the right. This is a motorcycle trail that crosses the road. Continue past the crossing and you will climb up a low ridge and pass a spur road on the right that climbs a short distance to the top of a taller ridge to the north. Stay on the main road and drop over the low ridge.
The road will continue across an open area after making two curves. Next you will come to another place where the motorcycle trail crosses the road. Keep heading west as the road heads straight across open land. After a good distance you will drop over a ridge into a wide gully. At the top of this ridge is a two track to the right that is an ATV trail.
Continue down into the wide area and you will pass between two ridges and then come to another two track to the right, which is the ATV trail again. A short distance further to the south and you will come to another intersection, the road to the left is Wolford Mountain, BLM29530, which heads toward Wolford Mountain. Stay to the right to continue south through the rolling low hills and washes. You will come to another spur road on the right, which is BLM29536, that heads over to the reservoir. Stay to the left and head over another ridge down into another wash. The road will now head down the wash.
Part way down the wash you will come to a road on the left that climbs up out of the wash connecting with this same road your on. It is not very well used. Stay to the right continuing down the wash. You will come to a curve in the road on a bench above the reservoir that runs south for a short distance and then turns east toward Wolford Mountain. This short section on the bench is BLM29531.2. If the water is down in the reservoir there is a road that drops off the bench down to the beach.
On the older topo maps this road once crossed Muddy Creek to the other side of the valley before the Wolford Mountain Reservoir was created. There is a second road up from the bench a bit south that connects back into the main road that now heads toward the mountain. After enjoying the beach and getting back up onto the bench on the main road above the wash you will head east across another open area. At the connection of BLM29531 and BLM29531.2 there is a road to the south that is an ATV route. The road east will gradually climb up the flank of Wolford Mountain. About half way to the trees you will pass that interconnecting road that came up from the wash, on your left. There is a seasonal motorcycle trail on the right side of the road here. Continue straight heading toward the trees.
After climbing through two small aspen groves you will come back out into open lands.
Next you will come to a four way intersection. The road that crosses the main road is Wolford Mountain, BLM29530. Continue straight across this intersection then turning uphill to follow a small wash. You will come to an intersection. There is a spur road to the right that goes back over to the Wolford Mountain road, and a motorcycle trail that continues up the wash. Stay left and you will cross the wash heading northeast. You will pass another motorcycle trail coming in on the left and then further you will come to another intersection at a small wash. The road to the left that crosses the wash is BLM29533 that connects back to the start of this road. Stay to the right and you will follow the wash up the mountain into a small basin. The road will turn to the right and go through some pines before coming out onto the top of the saddle and connecting with Little Wolford Mountain, BLM29532. From here you can go left or right, which will eventually take you down to a county road north of Kremmling.
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