Stoney Pass   
Maps:        
USGS 7.5' Map: Green Mountain
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy Graded FR 560 10.6 8,530 ft. NA 1-2 hours
County: Jefferson
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Pike/San Isabel National Forest,
South Platte Ranger District
19316 Goddard Ranch Court
Morrison, CO 80465
(303)275-5610
Summary: Stoney Pass is an easy road that runs between Wellington Lake and Cheesman Reservoir along the Lost Creek Wilderness.
Attractions: Forest access. Lost Creek Wilderness trailheads.
Seasonal
Closure:
Natural - Closed by heavy snows.
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Snow possible late
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There are a few dispersed sites. Be aware of private property boundaries.
Base Camp: Stoney Pass would not be a good area to base camp. There are a few other 4WD roads in the area.
Fall Colors: Poor - The surrounding area has few aspen. Most of the forest is pine. The southern end of Stoney Pass is where the Haymen fire burned to.
Navigation: From Bailey, CO take County Road 68, the Wellington Lake Road, southeast to Wellington Lake. Half way around the lake you will come to an intersection. Take FR 560, Stoney Pass Road, following along the shore line of Wellington lake.

From Deckers, CO take County Road 126 west to State Highway 211. Follow State Highway 211 to the intersection with Goose Creek Road. It will be a right turn before you reach Cheesman Lake. Follow the Goose Creek Road to the intersection with the Stoney Pass Road, a right turn.
History:  
Description:
Stoney Pass divides Buffalo Creek to the north and Cabin Creek to the south. Starting from the north end of Stoney Pass Road you are afforded views of Wellington Lake. The road heads south through the San Isabel National Forest. There are small meadows interspersed with open forest. After crossing the pass which is non-descript and does not have any sign indicating the pass, you will enter an area that was burned during the June 2002 Hayman Fire. You will get a feel for the scope of the fire in this area, which is the north end of the total 138,114 acres that were burned. After passing the Highline Road, Stoney Pass Road ties into Goose Creek Road.
Data updated: February 21, 2014      4WD Road driven: September 3, 2011      Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2014