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tons of trails and endless adventure

Love this place. I could spend forever here and it is so close to town. bike in, hike in, ride in... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2018
dvcurtis
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Denver, Colorado
Popular place for great ATV/Dirt Bike trails and Camping

As an avid RV'er we have enjoyed our stays in the Four Mile area. Pluses. - Close to Denver (about... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
Heidi and Joe L
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Evergreen, Colorado
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

As an avid RV'er we have enjoyed our stays in the Four Mile area. Pluses. - Close to Denver (about 2 to 2 and half hours) but still far enough away that you won't get huge crowds. Plus the area is large enough to spread out. It's also a great base of operations to see a lot more of Colorado. Buena Vista is a great town, Salida is less than an hour, St. Elmo is a fantastic ghost town, Leadville is up the road and the list goes on. On the other side of 285/24 there are some hard core Jeep trails called Chinaman's Gulch and Carnage Canyon. I mean hard core though. Lockers required and body damage likely. Back to the Four Mile area, the main entry from Denver is a forest road off 285 off of Trout Creek Pass. Get an MVUM (Motor Vehicle Use Map) or download it from the USFS so you know what roads are safe and open to vehicles. Dispersed camping is all over the place. And many spots have spectacular views of the Collegiate Peaks. Spring and early summer they will be snow covered still and quite spectacular. There are some human trails as well. Check out the USFS for hiking info. On the west side there are roads running through some old railroad tunnels. Quite the treat. This spot has wide open areas and wooded areas so you can pick your poison. And if you're wondering if this is for RV's only a co-worker of mine just camped there in a tent and found a nice secluded spot on Memorial Day weekend no less! And if you don't want to do dispersed camping but prefer a campground nearby we have camped in the Buena Vista KOA several times. You're literally right there and can access the Four Mile area from that campground within minutes. If you're visiting here from out of state do yourself a favor and do more than a weekend. Oh and as with any dispersed camping please help out by packing out whatever you pack in and respect and stay on the trails. Have fun!

Date of experience: July 2016
7  Thank Heidi and Joe L
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

There are lots of four wheel drive trails with nice scenery here. We enjoyed taking the jeep on the trails.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Tita T
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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great wilderness exposure with drive up first come campsites. Plenty of places to find a beautiful secluded site.

Off-roading good for all (Trucks, jeeps, ATV, dirt bikes, Etc...)

Views are extraordinary with the collegiate peaks in the back drop. Nice rock formations & trees. Terrain varies from evergreen mountains to a Moab-like scene. A true Colorado treasure.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank nsurdulescu
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

Four Mile is a scenic park to visit, just north of Buena Vista CO.A variety of off road vehicles trails, many scenic views, and a variety of alpine and other tree line areas. One trail is abut 4 miles long and takes you to the back area. If you drive an ATV or other off road vehicle, be careful. If you go down a hill too fast and it a big rut at the bottom, which occur due to rains, you can lose control. Be safe and enjoy the area. Also be sure to remove all trash created during your visit. I realize for 99% of the people reading this it is a non issue, but some people do not take care of the beauty. A trip to see it all could take 3 to 4 hours at a leisurely pace. Be sure to take a map and show courtesy to other ATV riders, walkers and bikers. Enjoy.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank 1313Travel
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Reviewed January 8, 2015

Love taking the kids away from screens. This is a great place! Nice trails for hiking, great access from the road, lots of rocks to scramble around. Watch out for cactus though!

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Angela H
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