Storm Mountain, Bear Gulch

1 Review
Location Estes Park, CO
Rating Difficult,
Length 10.8mi
Time 1hr

Vehicle Types

Overview

Varied destinations in this network of high-mountain roads.

Great views from the top of Storm Mountain. Many fun side roads to explore, some in burn area. Be prepared to turn around at gate at Waypoint 06, except short time during hunting season. Violators subject to $1,000 fine and/or one year in prison. Fun area to explore on ATV. Park along road between Waypoints 01 and 02. Lots of dispersed camping along route. Open June 15 to Nov. 30, weather permitting.

Rating

Difficult
Trail Ratings Defined

One steep rocky section on way to Storm Mountain gets chewed up at times. Most of area is easy to moderate. Conditions on side trip down “Storm Drain” are unpredictable.

Stats

Length

10.8mi

2.4mi to Storm Mountain 8.4mi to Bear Gulch

Time

1hr

1hr to Storm Mountain 1day for Bear Gulch exploring

High Point

9,800ft

Best Time To Go

July-Sept

Current Conditions

(970) 295-6700Roosevelt National Forest, Canyon Lakes R.D.

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Trail Updates

05/19/2014
FR 153 is now open but has been bladed by the Forest Service.

Reviews

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Denise hoskins says

We went today. Thanks for excellent directions in your guidebook. Had trouble finding Nelson Spring and campground.
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