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Horse Mountain Trail

DESCRIPTION
The area offers outstanding jeep and OHV opportunities on several miles of dirt roads. Primitive camping, picnicking are allowed. The area is at an elevation from 6,000 to 8,500 feet and is covered with pinon-juniper woodland, sagebrush, and oak brush, with a few aspen stands in the upper elevations. The panoramic views of the Grand hogback, Middle Rifle Creek and surrounding mountains are outstanding.  Fishing is available.

ACCESS
Go north on Highway 13 about 3 miles and turn right on Highway 325 to Rifle Gap Reservoir, turn left along the reservoir and travel about 4 miles up West Rifle Creek to dirt road on the right which climbs up Horse Mountain. The road looks back down the mountain further west, and several spur roads and trails take you to outstanding overlooks.