After climbing Abrams Gulch
, you can continue along this road. You should avoid the first short cutoff that heads to Itch
. Once you hit the first road intersection, turn left. A right turn here would continue similarly to the first cutoff.
After a short while up, you'll see another road. This is 3rd Gulch to BLM Rd. 8380 Connector
if you continue to head toward the left. A right turn here allows a climb up toward Firebox Road (461)
The trail itself is mostly tree covered. It climbs fairly gradually with a few steep sections. There are a few areas with larger rocks but these are easy to navigate around. There could be a couple sections that require you to hike your bike due to all the prior climbing required to reach this trail.
Finally, the connector reaches a cattle gate just before Firebox Road (461)
. From here, you can turn left to go down Firebox Road (461)
and back to Hardscrabble Mountain Road or turn right onto a short climb to reach the pole and the start of the Firebox
singletrack. This can connect to Dead Cow
or up to Mike's Night Out