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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Leadville Ranger District

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Flume Creek Road

Beginning Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2992.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Beginner
Elevation Gain: 600 Feet (187.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,200 Feet (3179.6 Meters)
Length: 4.2 Miles (7.0 Kilometers) from Lost Canyon Road to road end
Road Number: Forest Road 399

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General Description

Flume Creek Road winds through the forest and climbs quickly above Twin Lakes before descending into Flume Creek. It is used by many types of recreationists on both motorized and nonmotorized transportation. The road climbs abruptly above the Twin Lakes with some excellent views to the north. A gate at mile four closes the road to motor vehicles .

Directions from Twin Lakes: Drive east on Higway 82 to the junction of Highway 24. Travel south on Highway 24 for approximately 2.75 miles to Lost Canyon Road on the right. Flume Gulch Road begins on Lost Canyon Road (Forest Road 398) approximately 1.3 miles from Highway 24 and ends at Flume Gulch.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Late May through October (NOTE: Snow and mud may obstruct the road in Early Summer, Spring, Fall and Winter.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Flume Creek Road
ICON Horseback Riding Flume Creek Road
ICON Mountain Biking Flume Creek Road
ICON ATV Riding Flume Creek Road
ICON Motorcycle Riding Flume Creek Road

Related Activities
Lost Canyon Four-Wheel Drive Road - The road winds through lodgepole stands and passes an abandoned placer mining operation on Lost Canyon Creek. It gets rough and rocky beyond a few miles, we recommend the use of a high clearance 4 WD vehicle.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Leadville Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, 2015 North Poplar , Leadville, CO, 80461, Phone: 719-486-0749, Fax: 719-486-0928


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