Seep Springs  
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Rice Mountain, Cooper Mountain
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Graded BLM 5830
Cnty F24
5.5 6,600 ft. NA 1 Hr.
County: Fremont
Adopted by:      
Managed by: BLM Royal Gorge Field Office


Fremont County
3028 East Main Street
Canon City, Colorado 81212

615 Macon Ave., Rm 105
Canon City, CO 81212-3390
(719)269-8500


(719)276-7300
Summary: Seep Springs is a BLM/County road that runs through Red Canyon Park north of Canon City. It crosses BLM managed lands south of Red Canyon Park and Offers views of some interesting red rock outcroppings.
Attractions: Geology
Seasonal
Closure:
None
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Best
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There are no campsites along the road through Red Canyon Park.
Base Camp: NA
Fall Colors: Poor - mostly low pinon and scrub vegetation
Navigation: From Canon City, Co off of US Hwy 50 head north on Field Avenue for 3.0 miles. Turn right onto Cnty Road 9, Red Canyon Road, and go 3.6 miles. Take a left to stay on Cnty Road 9 and go 2.9 miles. Turn left to stay on Cnty Road 9 and go 0.4 miles, turn left onto Cnty Road F24 and enter Red Canyon Park.

Alternate - From Canon City, CO head southwest on US Hwy 50 through town and then for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Cnty Road 69 and continue north for 4.9 miles. Keep right to stay on Cnty Road 69 and go 2.3 miles to a fork in the road, take the right fork, BLM 5830/Cnty Road F24.
History:
Description:
Seep Springs travels County Road F24 through Red Canyon Park north of Canon City. From the "Alternate" access listed above the road runs through a wash before climbing to an open meadow in the Pinon trees. Here you will find the remains of a homestead.
Old homestead

photo by:
Adam M

The road continues through another meadow and then below a short ridge. You will pass quite a few spur roads heading into the forest. Once you drop down a series of switchbacks you will be entering the Red Canyon Park area.
Red Canyon Park view

photo by:
Adam M

The road will continue through the park passing more red rock formations. As you head lower you will pass picnic grounds and pull offs. As you head down you will cross the main wash of the park and then shortly there after connect with county road 9. From here you can head south to Canon City.
Data updated: March 13, 2014        4WD Road driven: September 5, 2011        Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2014