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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests > Yampa Ranger District

Quick Facts

Smith Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,240 Feet (3192.0 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 267 Feet (83.2 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,507 Feet (3275.2 Meters)
Length, One-way: 0.6 Miles (1 Kilometer)
Other Maps: Routt National Forest Map
TI Topo Maps: #122 Flat Tops NE, Trappers Lake
Trail Number: 1194
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Orno Peak, CO

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Cold Springs Campground and the Smith Lake Trailhead
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Cold Springs Campground and the Smith Lake Trailhead
The Smith Lake Trail is located in the Bear River area southwest of Yampa. The trail begins in the Cold Springs Campground, crosses Cold Springs Creek and heads north to Smith Lake. It enters the Flat Tops Wilderness just below the south shoreline of Smith Lake.


As humans, we must minimize our impacts to help preserve this resource for present and future generations.

Directions from Yampa: Travel S/SW on RD 7 for approximately 7 miles to FDR 900. Follow FDR 900 for approximately 10 miles to Cold Springs Campground on the right side of the road. The Smith Lake Trail begins at the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall (NOTE: Seasons vary depending on snow depth and weather.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Smith Lake
ICON Hiking & Walking Smith Lake Trail

Related Activities
Bear River Designated Dispersed Campground - The Bear River Designated Dispersed Campground consists of 32 sites spread out along 10 miles of the Bear River Valley southwest of Yampa.

Cold Springs Campground - Cold Springs Campground has is a small campground with 5 sites. It is located southwest of Yampa in the Bear River area at an elevation of 10,200 feet.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yampa Ranger District, 300 Roselawn Ave., P.O. Box 7 , Yampa, CO, 80483, Phone: 970-638-4516, Fax: 970-638-4635


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