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Quick Facts

Four Mile Road

Beginning Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2493.8 Meters) Sunlight Ski Area
Difficulty: Easy all weather road
Elevation Gain: 2,000 Feet (623.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters) Mid-Thompson Park
Length, One-way: 19.3 Miles (32.17 Kilometers)




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General Description

This road passes through aspen and conifer groves and meadows. From Four Mile Road you can access Fourmile Park, Baylor Park and Mid Thompson Park. To get to Baylor Park you must travel on a four wheel drive road which loops back to road #300 after Haystack Gate. From Haystack Gate you can also continue on to East and West Divide Roads and on to the town of Silt. This road is used mainly by campers, hunters, bikers and drivers who want to see some beautiful scenery.

This road is passable by two wheel drive vehicles. In places it can be slippery when wet. Road #302, which loops from #300 to Baylor Park and connects back to road #300, is a rougher four wheel drive road. It will be impassable when wet. The West Divide Creek Road (# 800) is a four wheel drive road which is impassable when wet.

Directions from Glenwood Springs: From Glenwood Springs follow the signs to Sunlight Ski Area. Before reaching the ski area turn right on to the gravel road which is FDR #300.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Summer Season: April through September . Normal Winter Season: November through April (NOTE: Impassable, conditions may vary depending on snowpack.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing Four Mile Road
Yes
ICON Automobile Travel Four Mile Road
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Four Mile General Forest Area
No
ICON Horseback Riding Four Mile Road
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Four Mile Road
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling Four Mile Road; Use the Sunlight to Powderhorn trail system
Yes
ICON Snowshoeing Four Mile Road
Yes



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