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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests > Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District

Quick Facts

Hot Springs Trail

Beginning Elevation: 6,700 Feet (2088.5 Meters) trailhead at end of Road 36
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,100 Feet (342.9 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters) at jct. with Road 128
Length, One-way: 3 Miles (5.0 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Routt National Forest Map
TI Topo Maps: #117, Clark, Buffalo Pass; So Mt Zirkel Wilderness
Trail Number: 1169
Usage: Heavy to Very heavy
USGS Maps: Rocky Peak

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

When beginning this ride, please bike at walking speed through the Strawberry Hot Springs. This is a popular tourist area with many people and children around. Basic biking courtesy is appreciated. Be aware that you may encounter permitted cattle grazing on or near the trail. This trail is very popular and extending it to a longer
day ride is optional by using connector trails. To access the Red Dirt Trail loop, turn right at the 1169/FDR 128 junction. Please refer to our mountain biking handout for further assistance. This trail is closed between 11/15-5/15, falling within an area-closure for wildlife protection.

NARRATIVE: At the beginning of the single track, watch for a ledge drop off. Be careful! This narrow singletrack hugs the north side of the creek often sloping in places towards the creek. After traveling 3 miles, the singletrack and trail 1169 ends at the joining with a dirt road, FDR 128. Turn left and continue past the gate to Road 129.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: From Lincoln Avenue turn onto 6th Street, heading northeast. Follow 6th St. and turn right onto Missouri. Follow Missouri to County Road 36, Strawberry Park Rd. After 3 miles the pavement ends, continue another 3.5 miles to the end of the road at Strawberry Park Hot Springs. At the far end of the complex a single track exists. This is the start of trail #1169.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Late May through Late October (NOTE: trail closed from 11/15) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Mountain bikers will likely be encountered on this trail.
ICON Mountain Biking The Hot Springs Trail can be linked to others to create a longer ride.

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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