Third Park  
USGS 7.5' Map: Sylvan Reservoir, Hot Sulphur Springs
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR260 1.78 9,400 ft. NA 1/2 hour
County: Grand
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Arapaho National Forest,
Sulphur Ranger District
9 Ten Mile Drive, P.O. Box 10
Granby, Colorado 80446

Summary: Third Park is a short easy road that goes down to Beaver Creek south of Sulphur Hot Springs.
Agency - Nov 16 to Jun 14
Best Time: June - May have snow drifts
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
Trail Heads
Camping: There is one dispersed campsite at the end of the road.
Base Camp: Beaver Creek would be a good area to base camp and explore the 4WD roads around Sulphur Hot Springs.
Fall Colors: Poor - Mostly pine forest.
Navigation: From Hot Sulphur Springs CO. head west on US-40 W/Byers Ave toward Maple Street and continue to follow US-40 W for 2.7 miles. Turn left onto CR 50 and go 0.1 miles. Continue onto CR 50 for 7.9 miles. Turn right onto the Third Park road.

From Fraser, CO. head northwest on US-40 W/Zerex Street toward Fraser Ave and continue to follow US-40 W for 0.6 miles. Turn left onto County Road 5 and go 0.2 miles. Turn left onto CR 50 and go 0.3 miles. Turn right at the 1st cross street to stay on CR 50 and go 1.6 miles. Turn right onto CR 50 and go 6.5 miles. Continue onto CR 50 and go 7.9 miles. Turn sharp left onto Third Park road.
This description is from viewing Google Earth.

Third Park leaves the Beaver Creek, FR133, road below Blue Ridge as a two track and heads north up the Beaver Creek valley. You will come out into an open area that slopes down to the creek and then head back into the trees. In the trees you will come to an intersection. The road on the right is an un-numbered road that heads down to Beaver Creek and ends at a turn around. Stay left on the main road heading through the forest, still above the creek. The forest will get thicker as you head up the valley. The road will cross a few shallow side drainages before coming out into an open meadow along the side of the creek. The road will cross this area and then end in the trees next to Beaver Creek.
Data updated - November 18, 2022     4WD Road driven - NA     Copyright - 2000-2022