Experience the outdoors on four wheels. The San Luis Valley offers hundreds of opportunities for all who are wanting a unique and relaxing ride through the wilderness as well as for those who enjoy the thrill of getting banged up a bit by the rocky roads. Whether you opt for a maintained forest service road or a rough back woods trail, you are sure to find something that you will never forget. There are opportunities for mid-morning trips or you can choose to spend a full day enjoying the rugged high mountain terrain that can only be seen from the toughest 4x4s. The trails are sure to keep you coming back. Every time will be a new experience.
Be sure to bring your ATVs, SUVs, and Boats. We have room to park your fun! And if you need to rent one, visit our friends at Twin Pine Motor Sports, Inc.
Make sure you take plenty of food and water, extra clothes, a first aid kit, and spare tires when you venture into the mountains. Keep your eyes on the look out for hikers, horseback riders or bikers as many of the trails are multi-use. When you check-in, be sure to ask for a map and list of the many trails available.
One of our favorite excursions is to The City of Gnomes in the Wheeler Geologic Area in the La Garita Wildnerness. An natural sculpture sandstone was created from the falling ash that resulted from the La Garita Caldera. The expedition is about 1 1/2 hours by ATV one way, 3 hours by 4×4 driving into the site, or a 20 mile round trip hike. Whatever your pleasure, the journey is worth the anticipation. We suggest you be prepared and plan for a full day.
Popular 4-Wheeling Roads
Summitville Ghost Town Trail
(Del Norte to FR 14 to FR330 to FR 380 to FR250)
Cunningham Gulch and Stony Pass
(Hwy 149 in Creede to FR 520)
(Rd. 30 to Rd. 4 to Rd. 5 to Rd. 2 to Silverton)
(FSR 20 to FSR 878 to Ouray)
Popular ATV Trails
Shady Creek #898
(Elk Park at County Road 14) 10 miles
Church Creek #924
(W. Hwy 160, left at Beaver Creek Rd.) 4 miles
Wolf Creek Trail #849
(E. Hwy 160 to Road 345)
Embargo Creek #792
(E. Hwy 160, left at Embargo Creek Road) 6 miles
For more trails and information please visit the Upper Rio Grande Guide.