Silverjack Reservoir: Middle Fork, Cimarron River

View from south end of Middle Fork road from Silverjack Reservoir

View from south end of Middle Fork road from Silverjack Reservoir, taken a couple hundred feet south of trailhead, looking back northwest.


June 19th, 2010, was a busy day! I traveled throughout the Silverjack Reservoir (Cimarron, Colorado), snapping pics. The GPS track is here.
Sign for Cimarron Forks campground, easily visible from the main road.

Sign for Cimarron Forks campground, easily visible from the main road. This campground is the jumping off point for a large double-track trail complex.


Sign at Trailhead for Forest Service Trail 227

Sign at Trailhead for Forest Service Trail 227. This sign is reached from the Cimarron Forks campsite. Travel into the campsite, make the loop counter-clockwise, and the trail is about 2/3 of the way around, heading west.


View from Forest Service Trail 227

To get the really good views, you've got to leave the main road! This view is from the Forest Service Trail 227 double-track (ATV) trail, looking west.


Thumbnail of panorama from FS 227 doubletrack trail

This thumbnail is taken from FS 227, and is a 180-degree panorama. Click on the picture for a bigger view. Left of photo is north, middle is east, right is south.


I traveled up (south) the Middle Fork Road. There are innumerable places to camp, and on this June day, lots of these spots were taken. I went all the way to the end of the road, where there’s a little parking area and trailhead. I wandered about a hundred yards beyond the trailhead into the river bottom area, covered with stones, and took the photo at the top of this post. I also handed the camera to a bystander to take the photo of me below:
Motorcycle and me at south end of Middle Fork Road, Cimarron River.

Motorcycle and me at south end of Middle Fork Road, Cimarron River.

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