|Saguache County Road 14PP|
|USGS 7.5' Map:||Houston Gulch, Doyleville, Sawtooth Mountain, Razor Creek Dome|
|Managed by:||Saguache County||P.O. Box 655
Saguache, CO 81149-0655
|Summary:||Saguache County Road 14PP heads south from Doyleville to US HWy 114. It passes an old volcanic core called Prosser Rock and the Razor Creek Dome.|
June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Best
|Camping:||There are no campsites along Cnty Road 14PP. It crosses BLM land and private property.|
|Fall Colors:||Poor - there are pine forests to the southeast.|
|Navigation:||From Sargents, CO head west on US
Hwy 50 for 12.7 miles. At Doyleville turn left onto Cnty Road 45.
Continue straight through a four way intersection on Cnty Road 45.
County Road 45 will turn into Saguache Cnty Road 14PP.
From Gunnison, CO head east on US Hwy 50 for 19.1 miles. Turn right on to Cnty Road 45. Continue straight through a four way intersection on Cnty Road 45. County Road 45 will turn into Saguache Cnty Road 14PP.
|History:||The area where Doyleville is was homesteaded by Henry Doyle who worked 160 acres. Originally a stage stop, Doyleville became a supply depot in 1881 when the railroad arrived. From 1881 to 1885 over 400 cars of hay and sheep were loaded per year. Up until the 1950's Doyleville had a post office, school, railroad siding, depot, and community hall. Since then the tracks have been removed but the ranching continues.
|Saguache County Road 14PP is a
continuation of Gunnison County Road 45 south out of Doyleville. It
runs along the western edge of the Gunnison National Forest before
tieing into US Hwy 114.
The county road is a graded two lane road. It passes private property, but mostly travels across BLM lands. At the southern end of the road you will pass Prosser Rock, an old valcanic core. It is the remnants of an extinct valcano where the lava in the throat of the valcano cooled and became Rhyolite rock. Over time the outside of the valcano eroded away exposing this plug.
As you continue south southwest you will also pass Razor Creek Dome. Shortly you will tie into US Hwy 114.
|Data updated 11/04/11 4WD Road driven 09/05/11 Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2011|