Bunce (Delivered Trail)

Bunce is the trail we deliver to. The rest are just a few options available for Jeepers and people hauling ATV’s on their own. This is one of the best off road trails in Colorado with something for everyone.

Bunce Trail has something for everyone

This is a very popular area to ride, 30 minutes from Estes. The trails range from easy to extreme. There is something fun for every skill level on Bunce. One of the main attractions is the beautiful hidden Lily pond where the local moose like to hang out. Another attraction is the old Air Force plane crash site and remains. It is a difficult ride to get there, but well worth it. Bunce also connects to Middle Saint Vrain 114 trail. This 20-mile trail hosts difficult terrain and mountain rivers to cross. Some can get pretty deep. A full day ride is required for 114. Bunce offers good views, old west history, wildlife, and awesome riding for everyone. Backbone Adventures offers the highest quality Jeep Rentals in Colorado.

IMPORTANT: Do not drive straight to the trail. You must check in at the shop 45 minutes before your ride time first.

Storm Mountain

Storm Mountain

55 minutes from Estes, Storm Mountain is my favorite above all. On this secluded mountain, the views are stunning and abundant. The vast trail system is an absolute blast. The majority is easy to moderate. However, there are some challenging areas if you choose to seek them out. There is more here than you can do in a full day, but the bulk of the beauty can be experienced in just a few hours. You will see alpine meadows, natural springs, aspen groves, wildlife, and there is even an old homestead site you can check out. It’s an amazing place for the family to explore.

Time — Full day worth of riding
Open — June 15th – December 1st

Old Fall River Road

Old Fall River Road

10 minutes outside Estes, this road takes you all the way up to the Alpine Visitor’s center at over 12k feet (above the tundra line). It’s a one way dirt road for licensed vehicles (no ATV’s allowed). Although you can do it in a 2 wheel drive car, it’s a favorite among Jeepers. People like to cruise it with the doors off and stop along the way to see the waterfalls, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife. This is a must do if you are visiting Estes Park.

Time — Half day
Open — July 1st – whenever the snow flies again.

Johnny Park

Johnny Park

25 minutes outside Estes, this trail is easy to moderate all the way through, except for one short section you can choose to go around. It’s not very busy and gives you a really nice view of the Indian Peaks. Great camping spot as well.

Time — Half day worth of riding
Open — June 7th – Dec 1st

Switzerland Trail

Switzerland Trail

This is a great trail for Jeeps, I don’t suggest it for ATV’s though. The main Switzerland trail goes for many miles and is easy in nature. There are offshoots however, that range from moderate to extreme. This trail will take you by beautiful Gold Lake, the living ghost town of Sunset, and some pretty darn good views.

Time — Full day worth of riding
Open — Year round

Pole Hill

Pole Hill

5 minutes outside Estes, this short trail system contains some wonderful views of the white caps and down into Estes Park. The first ¼ mile is difficult. After that, the majority of the trail is easy to moderate. It’s a fun place to ride and a local favorite.

Time — Half day worth of riding
Open — June 7th – Dec 1st

Other Trails

Colorado is packed with ATV and Jeep trails. If you are hauling the ATV’s on your own, or if you rent a Jeep, you can go wherever you like. They are your machines for the day. We have a map of Colorado in our shop. Take the time to look over it and decide where your adventure will begin.

Private Land

You are welcome to take our machines onto your own private land, or anywhere it is legal and permitted to operate an OHV (off highway vehicle)

Keep in mind, if you ride in the “Rocky Mountains”, there will be rocks no matter where you go.

US Forest Service

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