Coberly Gap


Coberly Gap - Eagle County - Colorado - 9,260 feet
Alkali Creek to north. Milk Creek to south.

Northwest of Wolcott up Alkali Creek Road and Forest Road 8500.
Dirt or wet gumbo - dual sport

photos by Karst Postma, 10/22/2012


On the way to the summit.

At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

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Notes from Karst: I made it this time, but would have been impassable when wet. CR-4 is hard packed. CR-54 is where the mud will start immediately as we found out the last time. The initial couple of miles of CR 54, besides the mud issue when wet, are good, but then it turns into a very rutted road, occasionally rocky, but very doable with some skills, even on a 1150GS.
This ride reminded me again that hard boots are a good thing to wear. On the way down my foot hit a rock on the side of the road. I was not going very fast, but it felt like my toes were shoved into my heels. Hurt like crazy for about 10 minutes, but wiggling everything around seemed to indicate nothing was broken. At home my big toe is just a bit sore. If I would have had soft boots I am sure I would have done some serious damage.

Photo by Roamin Carloski


At the summit.



From United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
Coberly Gap 175795 Valley Eagle CO 394643N 1064622W 9285 Castle Peak - 13-OCT-1978


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