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Thread: Lost Horse Basin Road

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    Lost Horse Basin Road

    From Gateway, CO this might be the shortest way to travel to the top of Uncomphagre Uplift.

    Over a distance of 5.5 miles this road climbs about 3,000 feet from the east side of the Dolores River to the forests on top of the cliffs. The top 1.8 miles are the steepest, giving a lift of about 2,000 feet.

    Some pictures travelling down late in August after 7 p.m. The time we arrived on the road along Dolores River it was dark.

    Looking down into Dolores River Canyon near Gateway, CO

    Road to Gateway - not that wide, but wide enough.

    Some rocks

    One of the last sunrays for the day.

    Tight switchbacks. Backup!

    Another part of the road. One can see the very end of the road near the river.

    Rock? Dirt? Whatever it is, it is colorful!


    (Some more pictures)

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    Excellent trip report. Looks like a fun road and a beautiful drive. Thanks for sharing.

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    It's a fun little road. It's actually called the Sheep Creek Road according to locals and the BLM.

    A few years ago the tight switchbacks at the top were washed out for a while, but the BLM did end up repairing them.
    Randy Langstraat
    ADVENTR.CO | Anasazi Photography

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntrepidXJ View Post
    It's a fun little road. It's actually called the Sheep Creek Road according to locals and the BLM.
    Thank you for this information. We couldn

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    ... TR and pictures!

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