Fall Creek Road (FR 039)

Fall Creek Road (FR 039) is 19 miles east of Pagosa Springs on highway 160 -- three miles before the summit of Wolf Creek Pass. 

The parking area is on the right (south) side of the road at an elevation of 9,600 feet.  Because it is a high altitude road, it will have more predictable snow than the roads at lower elevations.  The road also gets very little direct sunlight, so snow conditions don't deteriorate rapidly.

See the TOPO! map below for so you know what to expect as far as elevation gain.  This is an in-and-out route. The road climbs steadily for almost 3.5 miles summiting at 10,500 feet.  Total ascent for the climb is 1,460 feet and total distance to the summit and back is 6.8 miles.

Fall Creek Road

Fall Creek Road parking

Tom Steen,
Dec 4, 2009, 9:56 PM