Just a few miles west of Canon City lies the off-road mecca, Texas Creek Recreation Area, where riders will discover an extensive trail system providing great views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With many different trails spanning the spectrum in difficulty, all riders can find something to enjoy on these trails.
Texas Creek Recreation Area is often rideable year-round because it doesn’t get much snow, and the snow it does get usually melts quickly. There are some mines and prospects to look at, and views from the higher hills reveal scenic views of the Sangre de Cristo Range.
This area has around 45 miles of marked trails the range from easy 4×4 roads to narrow and rocky ATV trails with sharp switchbacks. At lower elevations, the trails wind through a mix of various scrub, juniper, and pinon pine trees. As you continue to climb in elevation, the vegetation changes to mostly spruce, aspen, and Douglas- fir trees. Mule deer, bighorn sheep, and elk can sometimes be seen in this area.