Tuscarora Cutoff  
USGS 7.5' Map: Gold Hill
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 2 FR460 0.50 8,600 ft. None 1/2 hour
County: Boulder
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Roosevelt National Forest, Boulder Ranger District 2140 Yarmouth, Boulder, CO 80301 (303)541-2500
Summary: Tuscarora Cutoff is a short spur road off of the Switzerland Trail.
Natural - Closed by heavy snows.
Best Time: June - May be open unless heavy snows
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Best
Trail Heads

Camping: There are no dispersed camp sites along the road.
Base Camp: Not a good area to base camp.
Fall Colors: Poor - There are few aspen trees.
Navigation: From Nederland, CO head west on W 2nd Street toward N Jefferson Street 0.3 miles. Continue to follow CO-72 W for 8.0 miles. Turn right onto Gold Hill Rd and go 4.1 miles. Turn left onto Switzerland Trail and go 2.2 miles. Turn right onto FR460.
Tuscarora Cutoff is a short spur off of the Switzerland Trail road. It only goes a short distance before ending. It once was a steep road down to Lefthand Creek and then into Tuscarora Gulch, on the north side of Lefthand Creek.
Data updated - June 12, 2016       4WD Road driven - June 24, 2010       Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2016