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Yankee Hill Road

1 Review
Location Idaho Springs, CO
Rating Difficult,
Length 8.5mi
Time 3hrs

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Fun network of old mining roads.

A rugged and mostly barren mountainside with a confusing network of old mining roads. We’ve driven it many times and think it’s easier to follow traveling from west to east. Even with the latest MVUM in hand, you are likely to make a few wrong turns, but patience and a reliable GPS unit should help. If you’ve done the route before and want to try a different way, consider entering via Cumberland Gulch, shown on our map, but not described in detail. The 2010 MVUM shows no seasonal closures for this area.


Trail Ratings Defined

Narrow, rocky and steep in places, but no major obstacles. An aggessive, high-clearance, 4WD SUV can do it. The biggest challenge is not getting lost.






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(303) 567-3000Arapaho N.F., Clear Creek R.D.

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Submitted by Sean
Drove this December 3rd, 2021 and it was very passable. There is no snow that would slow you down. It’s a great trail.

Submitted by FunTreks
In our ATV Trails Guide Central Mountains, we combine this trail with Kingston Peak. There are no major changes to these trails other than they have both gotten rougher and more difficult.


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Zac says

Hardest part of the trail may be entering the trail system from St Mary's as the trail is steep and a lot of loose big rocks. Most of the rest of the trail wasn't as bad. Lots of great scenery and plenty of places to explore. 2008 Xterra with 2" lift and 33" tires.
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