Gold Fever Trail
On Highway 38 between Fawnskin and the Discovery Center, turn north on Forest Road 2N09. This becomes Polique Canyon Road and joins Forest Road 3N16, the Gold Fever Trail. The route continues east and comes out at the north end of Baldwin Lake.
Distance, time and difficulty
The auto tour is 12.3 miles. Plan on 2-4 hours to enjoy all the stops. This unpaved road can be rough, especially at the both ends. 4 wheel drive with good clearance is a must, especially in the winter months. Season: spring, summer, and fall (check for road conditions during wet seasons).
Points of Interest
Hangman’s Tree, Pygmy Cabin, Ross’ grave, stamp mill, views of Baldwin Lake.