Fall Aspens, Owl Creek Pass, Colorado
Owl Creek Pass is a scenic drive that loops around 85 miles from Montrose on Highway 50 east 24 miles to Cimarron Road, then south for 21 miles on the Cimarron Road and FDR 858 to Silver Jack Reservoir. From there it travels 20 miles south and west on FDR 858 and Ouray County Road B, and north on Highway 550 to Montrose. Silver Jack Campground is in a stand of aspens near Silver Jack Reservoir and has handicapped facilities. The drive offers spectacular views of Courthouse Mountain and Chimney Rock. Owl Creek Pass road gives access to trailheads into the Uncompaghre Wilderness and dispersed camping. Most of the drive is on an unpaved road.