Members of the WS4W Club have been exploring the trails around the San Juan’s and the greater surrounding area of Western Colorado for many years. As a club, WS4W has adopted many of these trails to help maintain access and further the sport of Off-Roading. Here you will find a list as well as descriptions of many popular trails most often run by the club. Under Area Trails you will find a directory of trails divided by specific areas and links to further trail information as provided by other organizations and area Chambers of Commerce. Before running any trail, we ask you to review the Driver Guidelines for acceptable trail etiquette and Club policies. Club Vehicle Requirements contains information for required equipment to participate in club events and trail runs. Driver Responsibilities are the requirements for attending any Club sponsored Trail Run. The Trail Rating Guide provides a difficulty rating of trails from 1 to 10 as used by most area clubs and organizations. You will find these ratings included in all trail descriptions. Trail Work/Maintenance provides information on planned work on trails adopted by the club or other areas the club provides clean-up and trail work. Tips/Tricks contains information on driving techniques and other helpful information used by club members over the years to improve and enhance your adventures. Finally, Trip Reports contain the latest trail conditions as reported by club members who have recently traveled the area. As always, the Club welcomes current information on these trails and other areas of interest.

This is a current index of Trails as compiled by the Western Slope 4 Wheelers. The trails here are listed in alphabetical order. Click on any trail and it will take you to the most current description and in depth information. You will find Flip Books for most trails which will have all the information and can be printed out for your use. All materials are the property of WS4W and may not be used without permission.


CLICK ON THE TRAIL NAME TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE TRAIL INFORMATION                                                       

Trail Name                              Trail Rating                             Area Page                                      

21 Road                                          7-10                                              North of Grand Junction

Bangs Canyon                                 5+                                               Grand Junction

Billings Canyon                               8                                                 Grand Junction

Black Bear                                        5                                                  San Juan Mountains

Bobcat                                               3                                                  Montrose – Peach Valley

Boulder Canyon                               10+                                            Uncompahgre Plateau

Cactus Ridge                                      8                                                Uncompahgre Plateau

Calamity Canyon                              6-9                                            Uncompahgre Plateau

California Gulch                                4                                               San Juan Mountains

Camel Back/ Roubideau Canyon Rim       4                                  Uncompahgre Plateau

Chukar Trail                                      3                                                Montrose – Peach Valley

Cinnamon Pass                                  3                                               San Juan Mountains

Cork screw                                          4                                               San Juan Mountains

Death Row                                          10+                                          Uncompahgre Plateau

Die Trying                                            8                                              Uncompahgre Plateau

Dry Mesa 4×4 Road                           3                                               Uncompahgre Plateau

Dominguez Ridge Loop                    3                                               Escalante Canyon

Engineer Pass                                     4                                               San Juan Mountains

Escalante Canyon Road                  1-4                                             Escalante Canyon

Escalante Rim Trail                          5                                                Escalante Canyon

Hurricane Pass                                  4                                                San Juan Mountains

Imogene                                              5                                                San Juan Mountains

Kitson/Long Slough                         4                                                Grand Mesa

Lands End                                          3                                                Grand Mesa

Leon Lake                                          4                                                 Grand Mesa

Maggie Gulch                                   3                                                  San Juan Mountains

Mineral Creek                                  4                                                  San Juan Mountains

Minnie Gulch                                      3                                               San Juan Mountains

Monitor Mesa 4×4 Road                     3                                             Uncompahgre Plateau

Ophir Pass                                              4                                            San Juan Mountains

Owl Creek Pass/Chimney Rock         2                                            Cimarron Mountain Loop

Poughkeepsie Gulch                             6                                         San Juan Mountains

Red Mountain                                      4                                             San Juan Mountains

Roubideau 4×4 Road                          5                                             Uncompahgre Plateau

Sawmill Mesa                                      3                                              Uncompahgre Plateau

Scratch & Dent                                   7                                               Uncompahgre Plateau

Smith Gulch                                      4                                                San Juan Mountains

Smith Mountain                                3                                               Montrose – Peach Valley

Tabeguache 4×4 Road                     5+                                             Uncompahgre Plateau

Topless                                                7                                               Uncompahgre Plateau

Uncompahgre Plateau Trail           2                                               Uncompahgre Plateau

Wave/ Eagle Loop                           4                                                Montrose – Peach Valley

Yankee Boy Basin                           4                                                 San Juan Mountains

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