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FSR 379

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

8.1 mile 13.0 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,688' 515 m
Descent: -689' -210 m
High: 11,263' 3,433 m
Low: 9,811' 2,990 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by K Keiter

A rugged forest service road with access to FSR 379A to climb to Almagre Mountain South Summit.

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Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The trail is open to OHV and licensed vehicles. High clearance vehicles are necessary. Shooting is allowed along this part of this trail.

Description

A high clearance vehicle is necessary to access the Portal 9 (Frosty Park) trailhead, or you can park at the intersection of Gold Camp Rd. and FSR 379, then run approx 1.6 miles down FSR 379 to the trailhead.

FSR 379 is open to motorized vehicles, so foot traffic needs to be alert. With that said, most users are runner-friendly and slow down to not spit rocks from tires and even offer waves, smiles, and, at times, window chats.

From the trailhead, FSR 379 gradually ascends for about 0.6 miles to a clearing that overlooks Jones Park. From the overlook, the trail takes a hard left and starts to meander and gain more elevation along the edge of timbers. Deer Park, noted by its wetlands, is about 1.3 miles down the road after it starts to swing around to the north. Soon after passing Deer Park, is another clearing that comprises the intersection of FSR 379A.

Past the junction with FSR 379A, the trails continues for at a fairly level grade for about two miles before a short, steep descent to FSR 376.

Flora & Fauna

Bumble bees, monarch butterfly. Various pines, aspens, purple asters, white yarrow, wild primrose, and grasses.

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Deer Park off FSR 379
Jul 29, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
View of Mount Rosa from FSR 379.
Jul 29, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
FSR 379A trailhead is at clearing, then take a hard right.
Jul 28, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
More trail than road on this 'dirt-road' climb.
Sep 18, 2017 near Fort Ca…, CO
End of the trail just across from East Beaver Creek / Forest Road 379 / Foresters Trail.
Sep 18, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Campsite for the night on trail #672 about 1/2 mile up from the parking lot.
Jun 3, 2019 near Manitou…, CO

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