Seep Springs - 2/2/17 version
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Seep Springs is a BLM-managed area that has dirt roads, ATV trails, bicycle trails, horseback trails, and hiking trails. The area is about 15 miles northwest of Cañon City on County Road 69. The area is often rideable in winter because it doesn't get much snow, and the snow it does get usually melts quickly. Summer temperatures in this area can be uncomfortably high, so I don't recommend it - go west to the mountains instead.
The motorized routes are easy dirt roads and ATV trails. The total riding mileage is not much over 12 miles, so all the routes can easily be ridden in a day. There are some mines and prospects to look at, and views from the higher hills are very good. The road heading north out of the area goes to the back entrance of Red Canyon Park.
The map clip on the right ---> shows the main entries on CR 69. Click the map to see a larger jpg version showing the entire area (print for reference).
Click Seep Springs and then "Designated Roads and Trails Map" on the lower right to get a pdf map of the area.
Click Recreation to see a list of BLM areas.
Click BLM Seasonal Closures page (NEW) to see the Royal Gorge Field Office Wet Weather Gate Status.
DIRECTIONS: From Cañon City, head west on U.S. Hwy 50 for approximately 3.5 miles, turn right onto Fremont County Rd 69. Travel north for approximately 6.25 miles. The trailhead will be on your right.
YouTube no-frills video - Seep Springs ride on 1/9/13 riding a Honda CRF230F.
See Dual Sport Riding in Central Colorado for information about other areas and rides.
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