The West Fish Creek Trail runs from Dunckley Pass, northwest toward West Fish Creek and Dunckley and Dubeau Reservoir. This section runs along a road. It is open to ATV use but not car or four wheel-drive travel. The trail then loops back around to the southwest to Gill Reservoir, and finally back south to Forest Highway 16, west of Dunckley Pass. This section of the trail is not open to any motorized travel. The section of trail from Gill Reservoir to Forest Highway 16 is new and may not be shown on many maps. It ties into FH 16 near the big switchback on the west side of Dunckley Pass.
LEAVE NO TRACE
As humans, we must minimize our impacts to help preserve this resource for present and future generations.
Directions from Yampa: East trailhead (open to ATVs): Follow County Road 17 north 5 miles to County Road 132. Follow 132 west 3.4 miles to Forest Highway 16 and continue to Forest Road 951, just east of the Dunckley Pass summit. Go north on 9951. The trailhead is about 1/2 mile up the road.West trailhead (foot and horseback travel only): continue on FH 16 4-5 miles to the trailhead near the large switchback on the west side of the pass.
Summer through Fall
(NOTE: Normally accessible. Seasons vary depending on snow depth and weather.)