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

Quick Facts

Allen Basin Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,070 Feet (2515.6 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 10 Feet (3.1 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,080 Feet (2518.7 Meters)
Length, One-way: 0.9 Miles (1.5 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Routt National Forest Map
Trail Number: 1181
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Sand Point




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General Description

The Allen Basin Trail is a short trail located west of Yampa, near Crosho Lake. It leads 0.9 miles from Crosho Lake to Allen Basin Reservoir. It is accessed just south of Crosho Lake. The trail provides the only public access to Allen Basin Reservoir.

LEAVE NO TRACE

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

Directions from Yampa: 10 miles total: Proceed W/NW on County Road 17 approximately 4 miles to County Road 15. Go west on Rd 15 about 6 miles toward Crosho Lake. Turn left just before Crosho Lake to reach the trail.

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



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Crosho Lake and Allen Basin Reservoir
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Allen Basin Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Crosho Lake Recreation Area - Crosho Lake is located 10 miles northwest of Yampa at an elevation of 9,300 feet. There are dispersed campsites on the south end of the lake.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, P.O. Box 774408, 1255 S Lincoln Ave. , Steamboat Springs, CO, 80477, Phone: 970-879-0880, Fax: 970-879-2543, http://www.steamboat-chamber.com

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