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Road to Turkey Rocks

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ROC · · Denver, CO · Joined Feb 2003 · Points: 155

Anyone been out lately and can give an update on road conditions? Saw the last comment on the area page from August saying it was passable with some clearance. Just wondering if it's changed much since then.


Newt Riverman · · Denver, CO · Joined Jul 2019 · Points: 0

The road is an emergency backup route for the nearby neighborhood.  It's always going to be relatively maintained.  

It occasionally washes out after a storm and is always quickly repaired by the FS and/or county.  

Marcel Such · · maybe Colorado · Joined May 2020 · Points: 15

Was out there last weekend. Road was passable in a normal subaru and some skill, and saw a little sedan at the trailhead…can’t fathom how it got out there though. I wouldn’t have risked my van, it was a lot worse than I’ve seen it in past seasons.

ROC · · Denver, CO · Joined Feb 2003 · Points: 155

Thanks all!

Live Perched · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 21
Marcel Such wrote:

 I wouldn’t have risked my van, it was a lot worse than I’ve seen it in past seasons.

Kinda what I concluded.  Fall ‘21 was very not good. Fall ‘22 was pretty bad.  Fall ‘23…don’t know because I am not putting my new SUV into that mess.  

There is one steep turn on the way down after the wide sandy area which gets deep ruts and holes.  I suspect the specialized vehicles the motor sports/off roaders operate can eat up that spot.

It’s a fun spot if you have a tough beater and  the skills to never need a tow truck.  

Will Haden · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 90

Driving the road was more of an adrenaline rush than any of the routes I climbed. It was doable in a 2wd 4Runner, but it took a lot of focus. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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