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

Quick Facts

Steamboat Area Mountain Bike Trails

Difficulty: easier, Moderate, or Difficult
Elevation: varies by trail
Length: varies by trail
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General Description

Old cabin in Big Red Park
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Old cabin in Big Red Park
EASIER TRAILS:

*Reed Creek Loop (10 miles) - Take County Road 129 to Clark. Follow Forest Road 440 east of Clark approximately four miles to the junction with Road 471. Park there. The loop starts at that junction. Take Road 440 to the junction with Road 469, turn right and follow 469 to the junction with 471. Turn right and follow 471 to the starting point. This trail offers beautiful views of the Mount Zirkel area.

*South Fork/Seedhouse Loop (16 miles) - Take County Road 129 to Clark. Follow Forest Road 400, Seedhouse Road, east approximately 5.5 miles. Turn right on Road 440 and park there. The loop starts at that junction. Ride south on 440 about 1/4 mile to the South Fork Trail #1100.5A. Follow Trail 1100.5A southeast to the junction with the Swamp Park Trail #1100. Turn left and follow Trail 1100 to Road 443. Turn left on 443 and follow to Road 400. Turn left on 400 and return to the starting point.

*Buffalo Pass/Long Lake Loop (14 miles) - Take the Buffalo Pass Road, Forest Road 60, to Summit Lake. Turn right on Forest Road 310. Follow 310 approximately two miles to the junction with the Wyoming Trail #1101. Park here. Follow Trail 1101 along the Continental Divide to the junction with the Fish Creek Trail #1102. Turn right on 1102 and follow to Long Lake. At Long Lake, follow the service road to Fish Creek Reservoir. Return to the starting point on Forest Road 310.

MODERATE TRAILS:

Buffalo Pass/Dumont Lake (30 miles) - Follow Highway 40 east to the Dumont Lake turnoff on Rabbit Ears Pass. Park just past Dumont Lake Campground at the junction with Forest Road 311. Ride north on Road 311 to the junction with the Wyoming Trail #1101. Follow Trail 1101 past the junction with the Fish Creek Trail #1102. Stay on Trail 1101 north to the junction with Forest Road 310. Follow Road 310 north to Summit Lake and Buffalo Pass. Return via Road 310 to Fish Creek Reservoir and Long Lake then follow Trail 1102 to the junction with trail 1101. Follow Trail 1101 to Road 311 and back to the starting point.

*North Fork/Diamond Park Loop (10 miles) - Follow County Road 129 beyond Clark. Turn right on Seedhouse Road, Forest Road 400. Continue on Road 400 8.5 miles to Road 431. Park there. The loop follows Road 431 to Diamond Park. Turn right on the Wyoming Trail #1101 and follow it south to Road 433. Turn right on 433 and follow it to Road 400. Turn right on 400 and follow it back to the starting point.

*GORE PASS LOOP (22 miles) - Follow Highway 134 to Gore Pass. Park at the junction of Hwy. 134 and Forest Road 185. Ride north on Road 185 to the junction with Forest Road 100. Turn left on Road 100 and follow it to the junction with Road 250. Turn left on Road 250 and follow it back toward Highway 134. Before reaching the Highway, turn left on Road 241. Follow 241 to the junction with Road 185. Turn right to return to the starting point.

*MOUNTAIN VIEW, TRAIL #1032 (6 miles) - Follow County Road 36 (Strawberry Park Road) to the Buffalo Pass Road, Forest Road 60. Turn right and travel about 10 miles, to the intersection with Forest Road 310 at Buffalo Pass. Go south on Road 310 to Fish Creek Reservoir, where motorized vehicle access ends. Ride south on Road 310 to the intersection with the Fish Creek Trail #1102. Turn right (west) on Trail #1102 and follow approximately 1/2 mile to the intersection with the Mountain View Trail #1032. The Mountain View Trail leads to Mount Werner.

The user may also access the Mountain View Trail via Mount Werner. This trailhead can only be accessed from other mountain bike or hiking trails located on Mount Werner. Mountain bikers or hikers can ride or walk from the base of the ski area, using a variety of trails, to reach the trailhead at Storm Peak. They can also ride the gondola to Thunderhead and hike or bike to the top from there.

DIFFICULT TRAILS:

BIG RED PARK/MANZANARES LAKE (10 miles) - Follow County Road 129 to Columbine. Just north of Columbine, turn right on Forest Road 550, follow 550 to Little Red Park and turn right onto Forest Road 500. Follow Road 500 to the end of the gravel surfacing. Park there. Ride north on Road 500 to the top of the ridge and the junction with the Wyoming Trail #1101. Turn right onto Trail 1101 and follow it to the junction with Trail #1204. Turn right on Trail #1204 and follow it to Road 500.1A. Turn right and follow 500.1A along the north edge of Big Red Park back to the starting point.

*NIPPLE PEAK/LOPEZ CREEK LOOP (16 miles) - Follow County Road 129 past Columbine to Forest Road 047 just past Summit Creek Guard Station. Park there. Follow Road 047 west. It turns into Trail #1147. Continue on this trail over the divide, down to Lopez Creek and the junction with Trail #1156. Follow 1156 back over the divide and down Willow Creek. Continue on 1156 across Road 487 to Road 488. Turn right on 488 and travel to the junction with Road 129. Turn left on 129 and return to the starting point.

MUDDY SLIDE/MORRISON DIVIDE TRAIL #1174 (19 miles) - Follow County Road 16 (also Forest Road 270) south from Stagecoach Reservoir to the Lynx Pass Guard Station. Park there. Follow the Morrison Divide Trail #1174 west, climbing to the ridge top. Follow 1174 across The Slide and descend Clear Creek to Muddy Creek and the intersection with Road 270. Turn right and follow Road 270 back to the starting point.

Directions from varies: The trails mentioned here are located around Steamboat Springs, Clark and Yampa. Refer to each individual trail for directions

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



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Related Activities
Lost Dog Trailhead - The Lost Dog Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs in the Seedhouse area. It accesses the northern end of Wyoming Trail #1101 and several connecting trails.

Morrison Divide Trail - The Morrison Divide Trail #1174 is located to the northwest of Lynx Pass. It can be accessed from either the north or the south end, both along the Lynx Pass Road.

Mountain View Trail - The Mountain View Trail, west of Steamboat Springs, connects the Steamboat Ski Area (Mt. Werner) with Long Lake. Its predominant use will likely be mountain biking.

Nipple Peak East Trailhead - The Nipple Peak East Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs and Steamboat Lake. It accesses trail #1147, which is open to motorized use, and links to several other trails.

South Fork Trailhead - The South Fork Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs, just off Seedhouse Road, near Hinman Park Campground. It accesses trail #1100.5A.

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.



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