Four Wheeling in Roosevelt Natl Forest - Canyon Lakes

Roads for Off-Highway Driving in Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Roosevelt National Forest

Hundreds of miles of Forest Service roads and trails are available to enjoy for a summer afternoon or overnight. Street licensed vehicles may use any road within the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests unless the road is closed. Stay on the roads. Off-highway does not mean off-road. All vehicles must travel on a designated Forest Service road. Don't drive without the Forest Service map. Most of these roads close for the winter and open for Memorial Day weekend.
The Forest Asks You to Tread Lightly

  • Wet roads are easily damaged. Travel slowly through water or mud; do not make new tracks outside of the roadbed. If road conditions continue to deteriorate, please return to the beginning of the route.
  •  Obey road closures and locked gates. Routes may be closed due to wet or impassible conditions, or to protect critical wildlife habitat.
  •  Avoid traveling on steep inclines if you know that damage will occur to the roadbed. Heavily damaged routes force other OHV users to alternative roads, cause extensive and expensive repairs, and may ultimately lead to road closure.
  •  Keep noise levels down and travel slowly to avoid stressing wildlife and livestock.
  •  Respect private property. Obtain permission before driving on private land.
  • Know the limitations of your ability and your machine. Wear protective gear and drive safely.
  •  Be aware of state vehicle laws. Make sure your OHV has an approved muffler and spark arrester.

Bald Mountain
Chicken Park
Crown Point Road
Crystal Mountain Road
Deadhorse Mountain
Deadman Tower Road
Experimental Road
Flowers Road
Jimmy Creek Road
Johnny Park Road
Kelly Flats 4WD Road
Killpecker Road
Long Draw Road
Monument Gulch Road
Moody Hill Road
Mount Margaret
Nunn Creek Basin
Old Roach Road
Pearl Beaver Road
Pierson Park Road
Pole Hill Road
Roaring Creek Road
Sand Creek Road
Sevenmile Road
Swamp Creek
Swan (Eggers) Area

 Weather and road conditions determine opening dates for these off-highway roads. Check road status on the Canyon Lakes District road closure web page.
Motor Vehicle Use Maps for the Canyon Lakes Ranger District (east of Estes Park, north of Rocky Mountain National Park, west of Fort Collins, Loveland) are available online. In addition, use the Forest map available from the district office listed on our Contacts page or by order from the link on our Maps page.