FR 416  
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Bear Creek
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR416 3.21 8,280 to 8,520 ft. NA 1 hour
County: Huerfano
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Pike and San Isabel National Forest,
San Carlos Ranger District
3028 East Main Street
Canon City, CO 81212
(719)269-8500
Summary: Forest Road 416 runs through the Devils Hole area.
Attractions:  
Seasonal
Closure:
Agency - December 16 to March 14
Best Time: May - Could still be snowed closed
June - Good
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Watch for early snows
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There was one dispersed camp area with a decent view to the south.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp.
Fall Colors: Average - Gambel oak and shrubs are present
Navigation: From Gardner, CO. head west on CO-69 N toward County Rd 638 for 1.9 miles. Turn right onto Gardner Rd, County Rd 634 and go 6.8 miles. Turn right on to Wylie Gulch, FR440, and go 1.1 miles. Turn right onto the Devils Hole, FR403 and go about 0.5 miles to an intersection. Take the right to start FR416.

From Gardner, CO east on CO-69 S toward County Rd 545 and go 1.1 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 630 and go 13.8 miles. Turn left onto FR416.
History:  
Description:
Forest Road 416 takes off of the Devils Hole, FR403, road just above Wylie Gulch.
Start of Devils Hole from Wylie Gulch. Connects to FR416.

Photo by:
Adam M

The road is a two track that winds through the forest along a broad ridge. It gets narrow through the trees in some sections. In 2015 it had recently been maintained.
Recently bladed

Photo by:
Adam M

At a point where the road does a switchback to the north there will be a short spur road, FR415.A, that goes to an fairly flat opening that could be used as a campsite.
View from spur road

Photo by:
Adam M

From the spur road you will head north through some dense forest. In about a half mile the road will run along a steeper forested section with a few views down into the Williams Creek drainage.
Road past spur

Photo by:
Adam M

Once past the side hill section the road will continue to follow the side of the ridge, but the terrain will be flatter.
Coming to the connection with Williams Creek road

Photo by:
Adam M

There will be some small meadows that you cross before connecting with the Williams Creek, FR630, road.
Data updated - April 21, 2016     4WD Road driven - September 6, 2015     Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2016