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The main requirement for adopting a 4WD road is a core group within your club that is willing to do the volunteer work involved. Most clubs schedule at least one 'work event' each year per adopted road to maintain their adopted road(s).

 

Choosing a 4WD road is at the discretion of the Club members and the agency that manages the land that the 4WD road is on. Typically, clubs choose a road the is near their members. Once a road is decided on, contact the proper managing agency (Forest Service, BLM, Dept. of Natural Resources, etc.) and talk with the person responsible for back country recreation or public access. Usually the managing agencies are glad to create a partnership to do maintenance on 4WD roads, but if the chosen road is not feasible, find out what is available.

 

Once a 4WD road has been decided on by the club and the managing agency, schedule a trip to the road to determine what needs to be addressed. Some common activities related to adopted roads are, water bar maintenance, access control, signing, spur road closures, dispersed camping site designations, and road maintenance.

 

After all of the issues, concerns, or problems have been resolved, sign the Adopt-A-Road Agreement. The managing agency, the club, and the Colorado Association of 4WD Clubs Land Use Chairman should each have a copy of the signed agreement.

 

After the agreement is signed, stay in contact with the managing agency. By communicating with your contact, any problems or conflicts that arise with the 4WD road will be known by the club. Being involved will allow the club to present alternatives and mitigation measures.

 

Work trips to maintain the road should be scheduled by the club based on the amount of maintenance required. Most clubs do a Spring and a Fall run on their adopted road to keep up to date on it's condition. If the club decides to sign the adopted road with the signs available through the Colorado Association, permission to place the signs on the road must be obtained from the managing agency.

 

Use the Adopt-A-Road, Labor & Volunteer Record form by submitting it on-line or printing it our and mailing it to report your clubs volunteer hours invested on the public lands of Colorado to the Land Use Chairman by the end of September of each year. Include the time spent on the following.

 

  • All meetings with the managing agency related to the road.
  • Time required to reach the road before, and time required to return from the road after work projects.
  • All visits to the road for evaluation and maintenance work.

These 4WD roads have been maintained, or formally adopted by 4WD clubs in Colorado. CoA4WDCi also maintains an Orphan List of 4WD roads that need to be adopted by 4WD Clubs.

 

Sortable/Printable Adopted Road Listing - Will allow printing or sort by Club Name, Road Name, Rating, etc. *May take a few moments to load.


List updated: 08/28/2012 - For changes please contact our Adopt-A-Roads Chair JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .


CLUB NAME 4WD ROAD RATINGS NEAR
Big Horn 4x4 Runkin Road
05 - Moderate -
Colorado Springs
Big Horn 4x4 Eagle Rock Road
05 - Moderate -
Colorado Springs
Big Horn Jeep Club Holy Cross City
08 - Difficult -
Vail
Big Thompson 4-Wheelers Johnny Park FR118
03- Easy -
Meeker Park
Big Thompson 4-Wheelers Bunce School Road FR115, 217
03- Easy -
Allenspark
Big Thompson 4-Wheelers Greenridge Trail FR177
06 - Moderate -
Red Feather Lakes
Blue Mesa 4 Wheelers Pearl Pass
08 - Difficult -
Crested Butte
Blue Mesa 4 Wheelers Schofield Pass
06 - Moderate -
Marble
Blue Mesa 4 Wheelers Williams Pass
07 - Moderate -
St. Elmo
Colorado 4 Wheelers Longwater Gulch
06 - Moderate -
Deckers
Colorado 4 Wheelers China Wall
05 - Moderate  
Tarryall
Colorado 4 Wheelers Metberry Gulch
05 - Moderate -
Deckers
Colorado Go-4's Slaughterhouse Gulch FR101
05 - Moderate -
Morrison
Colorado Go-4's Crow Gulch FR105
05 - Moderate -
Morrison
Colorado Go-4's North Twin Cone Peak FR126
05 - Moderate -
Webster
Colorado Rock Reapers Carnage Canyon
10 - Extreme -
Buena Vista
Colorado Rockhoppers Independence Trail System
10 - Extreme -
Penrose
Colorado Rockhoppers Penrose Open OHV Area
 
Penrose
Co. Springs Christian 4-Wheelers FR379
 
 
Creeper Jeepers Blanca Peak FR975
09 - Difficult -
Alamosa
Creeper Jeepers Black Bear Pass FR829
08 - Difficult -
Telluride
Front Range 4x4 Barbour Fork FR194.2, FR733
05 - Moderate -
Idaho Springs
Front Range 4x4 Devil's Canyon FR246
05 - Moderate -
Idaho Springs
Grand Mesa Jeep Club Long Slough to Kitson Lake
 
Grand Junction
Grand Mesa Jeep Club Billings Canyon
 
Grand Junction
Happy Bottoms 4WD Club Acme Creek
 
 
Hi-Country 4 Wheelers Transfer Trail FR602
06 - Moderate -
Glenwood Springs
Hi-Country 4 Wheelers Lead King Basin FR315, 314
06 - Moderate -
Marble
Hi-Country 4 Wheelers Battlement Mesa FR847
05 - Moderate -
Parachute
Hi-Country 4 Wheelers Bowen Loop FR631
03 - Easy -
 
Hillbillies Caribou Flats FR505
05 - Moderate -
Nederland
Hillbillies Kingston Peak FR353
05 - Moderate -
Rollinsville
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers Berry Creek   Edwards
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers June Creek
05 - Moderate -
Edwards
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers Dowd Junction
 
 
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers Wild Ridge
 
 
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers Ranch Creek
 
Leadville/Vail
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers Wearyman Creek
04 - Easy -
Leadville/Vail
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers McCalister Gulch
08 - Difficult -
Leadville/Vail
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers Peterson Gulch
06 - Moderate -
Leadville/Vail
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers Humperville
 
 
Holy Cross 4 Wheelers Lime Creek
05 - Moderate -
Leadville/Vail
Horsetooth 4 Wheelers Crystal Mountain FR344
05 - Moderate -
Masonville
Horsetooth 4 Wheelers Bald Mountain FR517
05 - Moderate -
Rustic
Larimer County 4WD Club Kelly Flats FR168, 172
07 - Moderate -
Rustic
Larimer County 4WD Club Seven Mile FR225
03 - Easy -
Rustic
Larimer County 4WD Club Moody Hill FR132, 513
05 - Moderate -
Masonville
Mile Hi Jeep Club Snake / Swan River Area
05 - Moderate -
02 - Easy -
Breckenridge
Mile Hi Jeep Club North Sand Hills
10 - Extreme -
05 - Moderate -
Walden
Mile Hi Jeep Club,
Patrol 2, 3, 4, and 12
Spring Creek FR712.2J
9 - Difficult -
Dumont
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 00 Red Elephant Hill FR172
07 - Moderate -
Empire
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 00 Mill Creek Road FR171.3
06 - Moderate -
Empire
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 6 St. Johns
05 - Moderate -
Montezuma
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 7 Glacier Ridge FR275
06 - Moderate -
Breckenridge
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 7 Georgia Pass FR355
04 - Easy -
Breckenridge
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 7 SOB Hill
08 - Difficult -
Breckenridge
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 11 Birdseye Gulch
05 - Moderate -
Leadville
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 13 Santa Fe Peaks FR264
04 - Easy -
Montezuma
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 14 Bill Moore Lake FR183
06 - Moderate -
Empire
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 14 Red Cone FR565
07 - Moderate -
Montezuma
Mile Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 14 Webster Pass FR285
04 - Easy -
Montezuma
Predator 4WD LLC. Sportsman Loop FR202, 897
04 - Easy -
Deckers
Predator 4WD LLC. Metberry FR205
04 - Easy -
Deckers
Predator 4WD LLC. Longwater Gulch FR221
07 - Moderate -
Deckers
Predator 4WD LLC. Hackett Gulch FR220, 220A
07 - Moderate -
Deckers
Rising Sun 4WD Club Dead Man's Creek Trail
 
Glenwood Springs
Rising Sun 4WD Club Argentine Pass
04 - Easy -
Georgetown
Rising Sun 4WD Club Jenny Creek Road FR808, 502
05 - Moderate -
Rollinsville
Rock Mountain 4WD Club Hackett Gulch FR220
07 - Moderate -
Deckers
Solihull Society Radical Hill
06 - Moderate -
Montezuma
South Park 4X4 Wheeler Lake
08 - Difficult -
Breckenridge
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Middle St. Vrain FR114
07 - Moderate -
Raymond
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Coney Creek FR507
07 - Moderate -
Raymond
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Miller Rock FR252 and FR523
07 - Moderate -
Raymond
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Nugget Hill FR509
08 - Difficult -
Jamestown
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Lefthand Canyon FR286 (network)
04 - Easy - to
08 - Difficult -
Jamestown
Ute Pass Iron Goats Old Chinamen's Gulch
08 - Difficult -
Buena Vista
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Calamity Canyon
10 - Extreme -
Montrose
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Scratch & Dent
10 - Extreme -
Montrose
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Cactus Ridge
10 - Extreme -
Montrose
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Die Trying
10 - Extreme -
Montrose
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Topless
10 - Extreme -
Montrose
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Engineer Pass FR878
(Hwy 550 to Poughkeepsie)
05 - Moderate -
Ouray
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Poughkeepsie Gulch FR876
09 - Difficult -
Ouray
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Corkscrew Gulch FR886
06 - Moderate -
Ouray
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Black Bear FR648
(summit to Telluride)
08 - Difficult -
Telluride
Western Slope 4 Wheelers Wave / Eagle Loop
06 - Moderate -
Montrose

Adopting a 4WD road requires entering into an Adopt-A-Road agreement, or volunteer agreement with the land managing agency. These agreements set forth the communication that will take place between the 4WD club and the agency, as well as the services that both may provide. With a signed agreement volunteers working on adopted 4WD roads are covered under Title 16, Section 558 of the United States Codes as a federal employee.

 

Forest Service volunteer agreements for groups are form FS-1800-8, BLM volunteer agreements for groups are form 1114-5. You may also use the form on this web site under "Adopt-A-Road".

 

For comments, changes or questions please contact our Adopt-A-Road Chariman by clicking JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .

 

Note: This list is not all-inclusive. Other 4WD roads exist that can be adopted.

 

Extreme Challenge 4wd Roads
Iron Chest Pike / San Isabel, Salida Ranger District
21 Road BLM Northwest Center, Grand Junction Field Office
Difficult Challenge 4wd Roads
Fooses Creek Pike / San Isabel, Salida Ranger District
Moderate Challenge 4wd Roads
Yankee Hill Arapaho / Roosevelt, Clear Creek Ranger District
Hamblin Gulch Arapaho / Roosevelt, Clear Creek Ranger District
Cumberland Gulch Arapaho / Roosevelt, Clear Creek Ranger District
Mount Antero Pike / San Isabel, Salida Ranger District
Pomeroy Lake Pike / San Isabel, Salida Ranger District
Grizzly Lake Pike / San Isabel, Salida Ranger District
Mount Lincoln Pike / San Isabel, South Park Ranger District
Chihuahua Gulch White River, Dillon Ranger District
Crescent / MacKinaw Lakes White River, Eagle Ranger District
Reno Divide Gunnison, Gunnison Ranger District
Gunsight Pass Gunnison, Gunnison Ranger District
Easy Challenge 4wd Roads
Sheridan Hill Arapaho / Roosevelt, Clear Creek Ranger District
Mount Bross Pike / San Isabel, South Park Ranger District
Mosquito Pass BLM, Front Range Center, Royal Gorge Field Office
Breakneck Pass Pike / San Isabel, South Park Ranger District
Browns Pass Pike / San Isabel, South Park Ranger District
Crooked Creek Pike / San Isabel, South Park Ranger District
Parkview Mountain Arapaho / Roosevelt, Sulphur Ranger District
Mulstay Road Arapaho / Roosevelt, Sulphur Ranger District
Sand Creek Arapaho / Roosevelt, Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Lamatrine Mine Road Arapaho / Roosevelt, Clear Creek Ranger District
Democrat Mountain Arapaho / Roosevelt, Clear Creek Ranger District
Boreas Pass Pike / San Isabel, South Park Ranger District
Pony Park Pike / San Isabel, South Park Ranger District
Deer Creek White River, Dillon Ranger District

 

ADOPT-A-ROAD AGREEMENT
for the
__________________________________________ROAD
The ________________________________________ District of the US Forest Service, or BLM, known as The District, and the
GENERAL
1) Map coordinates are (T#, R#):
2) Maintenance level is:
3) Early in the year the District and the Club representatives will have an annual review of the road to address work planned by both parties and to discuss other long range management decisions and problems affecting the road.

4) This agreement may be cancelled or amended any time by mutual consent of both parties.

CLUB
Communication
1) Any change of the Club contact will be forwarded to the District.

2) The Club will notify the District of any planned work activities or events relating to the Adopted Road at least two weeks prior to the date of the activity.

3) The Land Use Chairman of the Colorado Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs will report to the District by October 1st annually, the total number of volunteer hours applied to the Adopted Road.

Deliverables
1) The Club agrees to perform the following services: trash removal, sign installation / maintenance, water bar construction / maintenance, road obstruction removal, and multiple route control.

2) The Club will supply volunteers. The volunteers may supply expertise, and or, equipment.

DISTRICT
Communication
1) Any change of the District contact will be forwarded to the Club.

2) The District will notify the Club in writing, allowing time for comment, of any management decisions or environmental studies that may affect the road.

Deliverables
1) The District will provide official signs with road information to be placed on the road, and specify the location for placement.

2) The District may supply, or direct the Club to purchase, an official sign stating, "This Road Adopted and Maintained by the

______________________________________________________________ Club", to be placed at a designated location on the road.

3) The District may be asked to provide tools, material, and equipment, as needed, for use by the Club during maintenance trips.

Signed on this the _____________________ day of __________________.

District________________________

Ranger__________________________

Phone__________________________

 

Club_____________________________

President_________________________

Phone____________________________

Address__________________________

 

CoA4WDCi LUC ---- Rev.:D 10/16/96

Volunteer Hours Form

Club / Volunteer Information:

, CO

 

Agency / Land Manager Information:

, CO

 

Project Information

 

Instructions: Fill in the Date. Describe the work accomplished. Record total number of people. Record the hours per day, (include meetings with managing agency, travel time to and from project, and hours worked).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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