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Deadman 4x4 Road, Colorado

Most of this road can be done in 2-wheel drive, except during adverse weather conditions.

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Difficulty: Easy
Length: 22.9 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
Family Friendly

Overview :  Deadman Road is a major county road that provides access to many OHV roads in the Red Feather Lakes area. Unlicensed vehicles cannot... more »

Tips:  Take short side trip to Deadman Fire Lookout Tower, open to the public on weekends from 10-4 in the summertime. It’s not necessary to ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Starting Point

Turn left off paved Red Feather Lakes Road 74E onto Deadman Road, marked County Road 162. Follow wide gravel road west.

2. Dispersed camping

Large dispersed camp spot on left. From this point west, you'll see lots of great places to camp along the road.

3. Killpecker Road

Killpecker Road 300 on left. Nice parking lot here to unload ATVs, which you can ride on Killpecker Road south and connect to many other OHV roads. Unlicenced vehicles are not allowed on Deadman Road.

4. Roaring Creek Road

Road on left is Roaring Creek Road, F.S. 173. This is an easy road with lots of great camp spots and access to many OHV roads. It heads south and connects to Bald Mountain Road. (Both Roaring Creek Road and Bald Mountain Road are available as eGuides from FunTreks on EveryTrail.)

5. Deadman Hill Road

Deadman Hill Road on right goes to active Fire Lookout Tower in less than 3 miles. Tower is open to the public in the summer on weekends from 10 to 4. Volunteers are friendly and enjoy showing people what's going on up there.

6. Forest Road 319

On left is Forest Road 319. This easy road heads south and connects to difficult Green Ridge Trail and Bald Mountain Road (both available as eGuides from FunTreks on EveryTrail).

7. Laramie River Valley

Deadman Roads comes out of the trees exposing great views west of Laramie River Valley.

8. 8. Larimer County Road 80C.

Left here goes downhill to Laramie River Road. Right is a long drive back to Highway 287, that takes you back to Fort Collins.