Fawn Creek  
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Fawn Creek
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR 280 5.50 7,360 to 8,445 ft. NA 1-2 hours
County: Rio Blanco
Adopted by:      
Managed by: White River National Forest,
Blanco Ranger District
220 East Market Street
Meeker, Colorado 81641
(970)878-4039
Summary: The Fawn Creek 4WD road is a side road off of the Yellowjacket-East Beaver Creek, FR250, road. It connects to County Rd 8.
Attractions:  
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - November 23 to May 20
Best Time: June - Possible snow drifts
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
Trail Heads
Accessed:
FT2271 - Motorized, 50 inches or less.
Camping: There are a few dispersed sites along the road.
Base Camp: This would be a good are to base camp and explore the road networks around Sleepy Cat Peak.
Fall Colors: Very Good - Lots of aspen.
Navigation: From Meeker, CO. head east on Market Street towards 6th Street and go 1.7 miles. Turn right onto County Rd 8/State Hwy 132 and continue to follow County Rd 8 for 26.6 miles. Take a sharp left onto County Rd 115 and go 0.8 miles to the public lands and the start of the Fawn Creek road, FR280.
History:  
Description:
The Fawn Creek 4WD road is a side road off of the Yellowjacket-East Beaver, FR250, road. It starts at an open intersection at the north end of a small meadow. The road is a single lane road that heads into the trees and then shortly comes into another longer meadow. Just as you come out of the trees and cross a cattle guard the Upper East Beaver, FR289, road will be to your right. This is a faint road through the grass. Fawn Creek continues down the long meadow heading east. After entering into the aspen again you will come to an intersection with Fawn Creek Ridge, FR285, on your left. This is a short spur road to FT2271 which connects back to FR250.
Road section

photo by:
Adam M

From here the road will continue through the aspen following the landscape as it runs along the north side of a side drainage of Fawn Creek. Finally the road will drop down and cross Fawn Creek, then climb up onto the east side of the main drainage as it follows the creek south. In just over a half mile from the creek crossing you will come to the intersection with Moeller Creek, FR290, road on your left. Moeller Creek road will climb back up to connect with the Yellowjacket-East Beaver road, FR250. Continuing down hill following the creek the road will stay up on the side of the valley, looping in and out of small gullies as it drops south. At the Forest Service boundary will be the intersection with TV Tower, FR281, on your left. Shortly past the boundary you will pass some private homes before connecting with County Road 8.
Data updated - January 5, 2017      4WD Road driven - September 7, 2016      Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2017