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"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.
Allen Basin Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This short trail west of Yampa near Crosho Lake, leads from Crosho Lake to Allen Basin Reservoir.
Baldy Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Baldy Trail is located near Pyramid, in the Flat Tops west of Yampa. It leads from Forest Highway 16, southeast past Baldy Mountain and Pyramid Peak to intersect with trail the Black Mountain Creek Trail #1117.
Bear River Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Bear River Trail, located in the Flat Tops southwest of Yampa, leads from the Stillwater trailhead, up to the headwaters of the Bear River, into the White River National Forest.
Bears Ears Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Bears Ears Trail #1144 is located north of Craig and Hayden. The trail makes a 44 mile loop around Black Mountain and Bears Ears, with numerous access points.
Big Ridge Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail begins near the mouth of Marvine Creek and climbs along Big Ridge to views of the surrounding mountains and valleys past several lakes and through a variety of ecosystems.
Black Mountain Creek Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Black Mountain Creek Trail is located in the Flat Tops west of Yampa. It leads from Sheriff Reservoir to the East Fork Trail #1119.
Bunker Basin Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Bunker Basin Trail, west of Yampa in the Dunckley Pass area, leads from Sheriff Reservoir to Haley Reservoir.
Chinese Wall Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail begins near Ripple Creek Pass and leads into the Flat Tops Wilderness. The trail provides panoramic views of the White River and Williams Fork drainages and the Flat Tops Plateau.
Cyclone Park Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Cyclone Park Trail is located west of Yampa, in the Pyramid/Ripple Creek Pass area. It leads from Forest Highway 16, northwest toward Cyclone Park and the Beaver Creek drainage.
Deer Lake Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail in the Flat Tops Wilderness, leads from the Island Lake Trail near Island Lake, past Deer Lake, to link with the Chinese Wall Trail.
East Fork Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The East Fork Trail is located in the Flat Tops, west of Yampa. It leads from Stillwater Reservoir to Forest Highway 16 near Pyramid. This trail intersects several other trails along its route.
East Marvine Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail leads up East Marvine Creek, through the the Flat Tops Wilderness to Johnson Lake. Finally, Big Marvine Peak offers a panoramic view of the Flat Tops Wilderness and surrounding area.
Fish Creek Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Fish Creek Trail is located just east of Steamboat Springs. It leads past Fish Creek Falls, up Fish Creek, to Trail #1101 at the Continental Divide.
Flat Tops Wilderness (Blanco District Section) Flat Tops Wilderness (Blanco District Section),
Colorado Wilderness Areas
The Flat Tops Wilderness is located in northwest Colorado.
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.
Flat Tops Wilderness (Yampa District Section) Flat Tops Wilderness (Yampa 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.
Gilpin Lake Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This area was affected by a large tree blowdown. Contact the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District for current conditions. The Gilpin Lakes Trail, north of Steamboat Springs, leads from Slavonia, past Gilpin Lake to the saddle between Gilpin and Gold Creeks.
Gold Creek Lake Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This trail leads from the Slavonia Trailhead north of Steamboat Springs, up Gold Creek to Gold Creek Lake. The trail can then link to either the Wyoming Trail of Gilpin Lake Trail.
Hahns Peak Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Hahns Peak Trail is located north of Steamboat Springs, near Steamboat Lake. This trail leads to the top of the prominent, 10,839 ft Hahns Peak
Hot Springs Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This trail near Strawberry Park Hot Springs, north of Steamboat Springs, serves as a good short mountain bike trail. The rider can easily link to several other longer rides from trail #1169.
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.
Lily Pond Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This trail leads from Forest Road 8 to Lily Pond Park. It links to the Chinese Wall Trail or to Picket Pin Creek Trail which loops back to Trappers Lake Road.
Long Park Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Long Park Trail connects the Deadhorse-Long Park Loop four-wheel drive road #230 and the North Fork Road, County Road 8; also it connects with Lost Park Road #293.
Lost Lakes Trail (Yampa Ranger District) Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
Lost Lakes Trail is located in the Flat Tops, west of Yampa. It is accessed from the East Fork Trail #1119, from either Stillwater Reservoir or the Pyramid Guard Station.
Luna Lake Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
Luna Lake Trail is located north of Steamboat Springs in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. The trail can be accessed from either the east or the west end.
Mandall Lakes Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Mandall Lakes Trail, located in the Flat Tops southwest of Yampa, leads from Yampa Reservoir, north past several lakes, to Mandall Pass.
Marvine Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Marvine Trail begins at the end of County Road 12. It accesses Marvine Creek and Marvine Lakes providing great opportunity to fish.
Mica Basin Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This area was affected by a large tree blowdown. Contact the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District for current conditions. This trail leads from the Slavonia area, north of Steamboat Springs, up to Mica Basin and Mica Lake. The trailhead is reached from the Gilpin Lake Trail, #1161.
Mirror Lake Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Mirror Lake Trail leads from the Trappers Lake Road, up Mirror Creek to Shamrock Lake, then on to Mirror Lake. It intersects the Big Ridge Trail before reaching Mirror Lake.
Morrison Divide Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
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 Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
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.
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.
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.
North Fork, Elk River Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The North Fork of the Elk River trail is located north of Steamboat Springs. It forks into three different trails, one of which can be followed over the Continental Divide to the Encampment River on The Parks Ranger District.
North Lake Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This trail north of Steamboat Springs, in the Slavonia area, leads from Forest Road 443 up past North Lake. It eventually links to the Wyoming Trail #1101, on the Continental Divide.
Oyster Lake Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This 25 mile long trail begins just south of Buford. It intersects numerous other trails and passes many lakes while crossing the Flat Tops Plateau until reaching the Wall Lake Trail above Trappers Lake.
Pagoda Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Pagoda Trail begins west of Ripple Creek Pass. It offers motorcycle/ATV access to Snell Creek, Pagoda Lake and Pagoda Peak. It can be followed to Forest Road 230 or linked to the Snell Creek trail.
Pagoda-Snell Creek Loop Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
This motorized trail loop links County/Forest Road 8 (near Ripple Creek Pass), the Pagoda Peak Trail and the Snell Creek Trail.
Papoose Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Papoose Creek Trail leads up Papoose Creek past several short waterfalls, to Papoose Basin. It then climbs onto the Flat Tops Plateau where it intersects the Oyster Lake Trail.
Rabbit Ears Peak Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This trail is located southeast of Steamboat Springs, on Rabbit Ears Pass. It leads to Rabbit Ears Peak.
Red Dirt Pass Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This trail north of Steamboat Springs, in the Mt Zirkel area, leads from the Gold Creek Lake Trail #1150, to Red Dirt Pass. A hiker can reach the top of Mt Zirkel from this trail.
Red Dirt Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Red Dirt Trail, north of Steamboat Springs, leads from Elk River Road, northwest to the Swamp Park Trail #1100, on Mad Creek.
Routt Divide Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Routt Divide Trail runs along the Park Range, south of Rabbit Ears Pass.
Sand Creek Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Sand Creek Trail leads from the Bear River Valley, near Yamcolo Reservoir, to Sheriff Reservoir, south of Dunckley Pass.
Sand Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This short trail north of Steamboat Springs, near Steamboat Lake, climbs to the top of Sand Mountain. It offers spectacular 360 degree views.
Sawtooth Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Sawtooth Trail is located in the Flat Tops, west of Yampa. It is accessed only by the Sand Creek Trail and leads to the headwaters of Trout Creek.
Service Creek Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Service Creek Trail traverses the Sarvice Creek Wilderness from east to west.
Silver Creek Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Silver Creek Trail traverses the south end of the Sarvice Creek Wilderness from east to west.
Smith Lake Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Smith Lake Trail is a short trail located in the Bear River Area. It leads from Cold Springs Campground to Smith Lake.
Snell Creek Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Snell Creek Trail connects County Road 8 with the Pagoda Lake Trail 5.5 miles to the north. It is open to motorcycle use.
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.
Spring Creek Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Spring Creek Trail begins on the northeast edge of Steamboat Springs. It leads up to the Buffalo Pass Road at Dry Lake Campground. It is close to town, and popular for hiking, running, and mountain biking.
Swamp Park Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
Swamp Park Trail leads from Mad Creek, several miles north of Steamboat Springs, north to the upper Elk River near Seedhouse Campground. It can be enjoyed for both summer and winter activities.
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.
Tepee Creek Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Teepee Creek Trail is located in the Lynx Pass area, southeast of Yampa.
Three Island Lake Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This area was affected by a large tree blowdown. Contact the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District for current conditions. This trail north of Steamboat Springs leads from Forest Road 443, near Seedhouse Campground, up past Three Island Lake, and eventually to the Wyoming Trail #1101, at the Continental Divide.
Transfer Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
This trail is located in the Flat Tops near Pyramid, west of Yampa. It provides a short-cut access to the East Fork Trail #1119.
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.
Ute Creek Trail Blanco Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The trail leads up Ute Creek and eventually onto the Flat Tops Plateau. It intersects the Oyster Lake Trail just past Oyster Lake.
Ute Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The Ute Trail runs from the Bear River, southwest of Yampa, north to Heart Lake. It is open to ATV use in addition to foot and horseback travel.
West Fish Creek Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The West Fish Creek Trail is located north of Dunckley Pass, northwest of Yampa. Portions of this trail are open for ATV travel.
West Lost Lakes Trail Yampa Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
The West Lost Lakes Trail is located in the Flat Tops west of Yampa. It leads from the Lost Lakes Trail, west into the White River National Forest.
Wyoming Trail Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District,
Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests
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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