Coulter Mesa

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If you have a 4×4 vehicle and are looking for a place to get away from the main mass of people, Forest Road 832 is a good place to head to. It takes you up onto the southwestern end of the Flat Tops into excellent aspen woodland. Look for Purple Martin and (at night) Flammulated Owls among the more common Red-naped Sapsuckers and Warbling Vireos.

County: Garfield
Habitat: Aspen Grove, Mixed-Conifer Forest

Directions: Get off at the Rifle exit on I-70 (exit 90) and head 4 miles north on CO-13 to CO-325. Turn right onto CO-325 and follow this road north past Rifle Falls State Park, where it becomes CR 217, for 16 miles to the Coulter Mesa Road on the left.

Delorme: 34 B3-B4
Roads of Colorado: 67 D1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Any
Ownership: US Forest Service
Admission: Free

Restrictions: 4x4 only road
Parking: Roadside
Lodging: Primitive camping

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: None

Elevation: 9125
Latitude: 39.76255
Longitude: -107.73154

Amenities

RestroomsNo
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveYes
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo