Iron Mine Gap


Iron Mine Gap - Moffatt County - Colorado - 7,634 feet
other name: The Gap
Northwest of Maybell, off CO-318 on CR-119, via various other county roads.
gravel and dirt - dual sport

photos by Karst Postma, 5/20/2012


On the way to the summit.

At the summit.
 

At the summit, looking north.

At the summit, looking south.

At the summit.
 

At the summit.
 

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Notes from Karst: From Maybell, Road 318 North, Road 12 West, Road 10 South, Road 60 South for 1.5 miles. Do not go straight on road 119, it is private, gated and locked, instead go right on road 116 West (may also be referenced as road 60 or Douglas Mountain Blvd) for 3.6 miles. Then take the first well travelled road South again. Very quickly you get to a split in the road, straight thru is a two track, instead take the turn left with a large sign referring to Douglas Mountain. Ride this road out for 4 miles until you get at the end of the previously referenced close road 119. Turn right for mile and you are there at what is clearly a pass.

There are several holes in the ground visible, left over from iron ore mining form the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The last 6 miles of this road definitely need a dual sport bike and some intermediate skills. Parts are steep and rocky and a little bit of easy sand.

On the way back visit the charcoal kilns at N40 34 38.8 W108 39 25.4 .

Also visit Zenobia Fire Outlook at the west end of Road 60 if you get a chance.




Recognized in "The Passes of Colorado, An Encylopedia of Watershed Divides" by Ed Helmuth & Gloria Helmuth.
Is not included in United States Board on Geographic Names.

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Last modified: January 2, 2015