North Fork Trailhead provides access to the Colorado Trail (segment 4) going east into Lost Creek Wilderness or going northwest outside of the wilderness area. The Colorado Trail goes from Denver down to Durango including 483 miles that stretch through six national forests, six wilderness areas, traverses five major river systems, and penetrates eight of the state’s mountain ranges. What makes the Colorado Trail unique is that it was developed with the efforts of thousands of volunteers, all interested in the conservation and recreational exploration of Colorado’s stunning mountainous areas. The U.S. Forest Service, along with The Colorado Trail Foundation, administers and maintains the Colorado Trail. There are a total of 28 segments.
From Jefferson, travel north on Highway 285 to County Road 56 and turn right. Travel about 17 miles to Forest Road 134 then turn left and follow this high clearance, rough road to the trailhead.