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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests > Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District

Quick Facts

Mountain View Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,400 Feet (3241.9 Meters) at Storm Peak trailhead
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 550 Feet (171.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,850 Feet (3070.4 Meters) at Long Lake Reservoir
Length, One-way: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Routt National Forest Map
TI Topo Maps: Steamboat Springs, Rabbit Ears Pass
Trail Number: 1032
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Mt Werner; Buffalo Pass

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Only nonmotorized travel is permitted on this six mile long trail and it is anticipated that the predominant use will be that of mountain bikers. It is a "connector" trail from Mount Werner to Long Lake and functions to compliment the existing trails in the area by forming a loop for hikers & mountain bikers. It connects 25 miles of summer-use trails within the Steamboat Ski Area to a system of Forest Service trails which includes the Fish Creek Falls Trail #1102 (National Recreation Trail), Wyoming Trail #1101 (Continental Divide National Scenic Trail) and Percy Lake Trail #1134 that continues into the Parks District.

NARRATIVE: From the Storm Peak trailhead, the Mountain View Trail takes the user on 5 miles of singletrack; 4 miles on a ridge east of the Steamboat Ski Area then 1 mile north to Long Lake Reservoir. At Long Lake Reservoir the trail picks up an existing two-track road for another mile up to Forest Road 310.


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

Directions from Steamboat Springs: ACCESS #1: The Storm Peak trailhead can only be accessed from other mountain bike or hiking trails located on Mount Werner. The user can ride or hike from the base of the ski area, using a variety of trails, to reach the trailhead at Storm Peak. Or the user can ride the Silver Bullet Gondola to Thunderhead and hike or bike to the top from there.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: ACCESS #2: From Steamboat Springs follow County Road #36 (Strawberry Park Rd) to Forest Road 60 (Buffalo Pass Rd). Turn right (east) & follow FDR 60 about 10 miles to the intersection of Forest Road 310 at Buffalo Pass. Turn right (south) and follow FDR 310 to Fish Creek Reservoir where motorized vehicle access ends. Continue south on FDR 310 to the intersection with Trail #1102 (Fish Creek Falls Trail). Turn right (west) and follow Trail #1102 for about 1/2 mile to the intersection with the Mountain View Trail.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall (NOTE: Accessibility depends on snow depth and weather.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Hikers may encounter mountain bikers.
ICON Mountain Biking Trail #1032 connects Mt Werner to Long Lake.

Related Activities
Wyoming Trail - This 50 mile trail generally follows the Continental Divide from roughly Rabbit Ears Pass, north into Wyoming. It can be traveled in sections, because it can be accessed from a number of different points.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, 925 Weiss Drive , Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487, Phone: 970-879-1870, Fax: 970-879-2147


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