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Colorado Community Areas,
Glenwood Springs Area
"W" Mountain Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This long yet relatively easy trail leads into the Flat Tops Wilderness north of Dotsero and west of Derby Junction. It links to numerous other trails on the Flat Tops.
Antones Lake Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This branch of Antones Trail #1871, receives very light use and can be difficult to follow in places, but leads to several small lakes along the north side of Red Table Mountain.
Antones Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail which receives relatively low use is located south of Eagle and runs from LEDE reservoir almost to Sylvan Lake.
Avalanche Lake Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail runs along the cold, clear waters of Avalanche Creek for eleven miles and ends at Avalanche Lake. It is an enjoyable two or three day trip and yet some folks have been known to do it in one day.
Basalt Mountain Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This road is heavily used by mountain bikers, horseback riders, campers, fishermen and hikers. You can access the Basalt Mountain bike loop trail and Cattle Creek Road, via county road #13.
Battlement #2 Trail Rifle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This section of Battlement would be a good day hike of approximately 3 miles from Beaver Creek to West Mamm.
Beaver Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail offers a pleasant and scenic hike or bike ride, only a few minutes from Glenwood Springs. The trail follows Beaver Creek out of 4-mile Park, climbs a ridge and drops into the Yank Creek drainage.
Boy Scout Trail Colorado Community Areas,
Glenwood Springs Area
The trailhead is in Glenwood Springs. The trail provides access to Lookout Mountain and a trail network.
Capitol Creek Trail (via Avalanche Creek) Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail starts 9 miles up Avalanche Creek trail and ends at the pass. The trail starts in conifers then opens up into alpine areas with wildflowers and fantastic views of Avalanche Creek.
Cattle Creek Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail travels through aspens and meadows with patches of spruce and fir. It is hard to follow at times so be sure and carry a compass and map.
Chapman Gulch Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The first 2 miles of this trail are well marked and maintained. The remainder of the trail is not maintained and hard to find.
Cliff Lake Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail begins east of Meeker, along the South Fork of the White River, near the South Fork Campground. It takes you through blue spruce, aspen, and oakbrush allowing occasional views of South Fork Canyon.
Cross Creek Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail, good for either hiking or horseback riding, begins near Sweetwater Lake and ties into the Sweetwater trail #1854.
Dead Dog Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail south of Edwards, starts from the East Lake Creek Trail #1880 and intersects the Middle Lake Trail #2223 on the ridge between Middle Lake Creek and West Lake Creek.
Deep Creek Overlook Trails Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
These two short trails lead to overlooks of the spectacular , 2,300 foot deep, Deep Creek Canyon.
East Elk Creek Trail Rifle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail offers a unique journey through the steep and narrow canyon of East Elk Creek.
East Lake Creek Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail in the Holy Cross Wilderness south of Edwards, leads up the scenic East Lake Creek valley.
Flat Tops Wilderness (Eagle District Section) Flat Tops Wilderness (Eagle District Section),
Colorado Wilderness Areas
The Flat Tops Wilderness is located in northwest Colorado. It is divided into three administrative sections: the Blanco District, the Eagle District and the Yampa District. The Eagle District administers the southeast portion of the wilderness.
Fryingpan Lakes Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Beginning at Nast (Horseshoe Bend), the trail is a fairly easy climb and parallels the Fryingpan River for nine miles until it reaches the lakes.
Fulford Cave Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This short trail which begins at the Fulford Cave Campground leads to the entrance to Fulford Cave.
Geneva Lake Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The easy accessibility of the lake makes it one of the most popular and therefore, one of the most heavily used trails on the district. The trail is moderately steep and has some good views of the surrounding mountains.
Glenwood Canyon Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This paved trail is a great way to enjoy spectacular Glenwood Canyon.
Grizzly Creek Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This easily accessible trail just off I-70 provides views of a portion of spectacular, Glenwood Canyon.
Hanging Lake Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This short, steep trail in Glenwood Canyon, leads up Deadhorse Creek to scenic Hanging Lake.
Hasley Basin Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
A pleasant hike through quiet Hasley Basin to a saddle overlooking the East Fork drainage. A cutoff trail bypasses Frigid Air Pass to reach West Maroon Pass.
Henderson Park Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail goes through pine forests most of the way. It is hard to follow at times. Before the trail drops into Carter Creek you have a great view of the creek. The trail becomes very rough at this point.
Holy Cross Wilderness - Eagle Ranger District Wilderness Area Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Eagle Ranger District portion of the Holy Cross Wilderness lies to the southeast of Eagle. The different trails are accessed from either East Brush Creek or Lake Creek.
Holy Cross Wilderness (Eagle District Section) Holy Cross Wilderness (Eagle District Section),
Colorado Wilderness Areas
The Eagle Ranger District portion of the Holy Cross Wilderness lies to the southeast of Eagle. The different trails are accessed from either East Brush Creek or Lake Creek.
Holy Cross Wilderness-Sopris Ranger District Wilderness Area Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Sopris Ranger District portion of the Holy Cross Wilderness lies to the east of Basalt. The different trails are accessed from various points in the Frying Pan drainage, above Reudi Reservoir.
Hubbard Cave Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Hubbard Cave Road takes you to within 1/4 mile of Hubbard Cave. Hike the trail to the cave which has approximately 3,000 feet of passage with a vertical relief of only 50 feet.
Ironedge Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Ironedge Trail begins at the Fulford Cave Campground. It crosses East Brush Creek, leads up to the ridge separating the Lime and East Brush Creek drainages, then down to Lake Charles.
Island Lake Trail (east end) Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Island Lake Trail (#1842) begins at Stump Park, northwest of Burns. It leads past Island Lake before linking with several other trails in the Flat Tops Wilderness.
Island Lake Trail (west end) Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Island Lake Trail begins along Trappers Lake Trail, heads generally east to the Island Lake basin and eventually to Stump Park, on the east end of the Flat Tops.
Lake Charles Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail south of Eagle follows East Brush Creek into the Holy Cross Wilderness, up to Lake Charles and Mystic Island Lake.
Lost Lake Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail near the upper end of the Gypsum Creek offers a good escape from other people and a scenic lake as a destination.
McKenzie Gulch Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail south of Eagle, winds from West Brush Creek up through a scenic aspen forest.
Middle Lake Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This steep trail in the Holy Cross Wilderness south of Edwards leads from West Lake Creek up to Middle Lake.
Mt. Thomas Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail near Crooked Creek Pass on the scenic Eagle-Thomasville road, provides panoramic views of the region from the Aspen area, north to the Flat Tops and east to the Sawatch and Gore range.
Nellie's Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This relatively short and steep trail in the Sweetwater area leads from the Turret Creek Trail #1852, to the Johnny Meyers Trail #2067.
New York Mountain Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail south of Edwards begins near the Baryeta Cabins site and leads past the Polar Star 10th Mountain Hut before linking to the New York Lake trail #2221.
No Name Trail Rifle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Because No Name Trail is within the area supplying Glenwood Springs with municipal water there is no camping allowed along the first five miles of the trail.
Nolan Lake Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail south of Eagle, near Fulford, leads through the Holy Cross Wilderness to Nolan Lake.
North Derby Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This trail in the Bear River area leads from Stillwater Reservoir over a pass to the North Fork Derby Creek.
Rifle Ranger District Rifle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Rifle Ranger District of the White River National Forest is located around the town of Rifle, west of Glenwood Springs.
Rio Grande Trail Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Basalt to Carbondale section of the Rio Grande Trail is an easy, 15 mile multi-use trail. The Rio Grand Trail is over 40 miles long and runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
Rio Grande Trail Sopris Ranger District,
Carbondale Area
The Carbondale to Glenwood Springs section of the Rio Grande Trail is an easy 12.2 miles. The Rio Grand Trail is over 40 miles long and runs from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
Salt Creek Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail south of Eagle travels from Salt Creek up to Dubach Meadows.
Schofield Pass Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Schofield was an old mining town and is now a ghost town with a number of old building still standing. The first portion of the road passes through a narrow, steep canyon which contains a number of picturesque water falls.
Sneve Gulch Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail is easily accessed from Sylvan Lake State Park, south of Eagle, and provides a good view of the lake and surrounding mountains.
South Derby Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Leaving the Trappers Lake Trail you head east on the Island Lake Trail. At the Chinese Lake Trail you travel the tundra until the Island Lakes Basin lies below.
South Fork Trail (Sulphur Ranger District) Sulphur Ranger District,
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
This long loop trail is located in the Williams Fork Valley, south of Granby. It can be used to access several other area trails.
Spring Creek Trail Rifle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail is fairly steep but provides access up the main section of Spring Creek.
Squaw Creek Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This infrequently used trail southwest of Edwards, is recommended for those people who enjoy hiking on difficult to find and unmarked trails, using a topo map and a compass.
Storm King Memorial Trail Glenwood Springs Recreation Management Area,
Glenwood Springs Area
This trail was constructed as the most meaningful and appropriate remembrance to the 14 firefighters. It allows people to experience a small slice of what it's like to walk in the shoes of a firefighter. The difficulty of the hike personifies the steep work ethic of this proud profession.
Stump Park Four-Wheel Drive Road Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This rough four-wheel drive road leads from the Derby Loop road, near Burns, up to Stump Park, along the North Fork of Derby Creek.
Sweetwater Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This scenic trail travels up Sweetwater and Dry Sweetwater Creeks in the Flat Tops area north of Dotsero. It accesses the east side of the Flat Tops Wilderness.
Three Forks Trail Rifle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail follows Three Forks Creek, with a number of crossings and beaver ponds along the way. The ridgetop offers an outstanding view of the East Rifle Creek drainage.
Trappers Lake Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail leads from south of Trappers Lake, up Fraser Creek and up onto the Flat Tops Plateau. It continues across the Flat Tops Wilderness to Indian Camp Pass, north of Deep Lake.
Turret Creek Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Beginning in the Sweetwater Lake area, this trail provides good access to the Flat Tops Wilderness, and is popular for foot or horseback travel.
Upper Short Creek Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail is located in the Deep Lake area of the Flat Tops.
Wagonwheel Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This Flat Tops trail travels down Wagonwheel Creek ending at Budges Resort, on the South Fork of the White River.
Yates Gulch Trail Eagle Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This is a lower elevation trail which travels through a relatively arid area south of Gypsum.
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