Crosho Lake Loop For Mountain Biking
The 62nd most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.
Thursday 14 July 2016 01:39 GMT
South of Steamboat Springs in Yampa, the Crosho Lake Loop is a great route. From Steamboat Springs take Highway 131 south 32 miles to the town of Yampa Park in Yampa at the corner of Moffat and Main Streets (only paved road in town) near Montgomerys Store or the Antlers Cafe. The following trails begin in Yampa. Take County Road 17 (a paved road) at the north end of town for approximately 6 miles, heading northwest. Turn on gravel road #132 toward Dunckley Pass (this intersection is signed) and follow mostly uphill for approximately 5.5 miles. Cattle guard and turn left (south) on two track road. Continue mostly uphill following blue diamonds which mark this trail for cross-country ski use. There are some major drainage ditches on this road, please be careful. After about 1.5 miles, you will descend into the North Hunt Creek drainage. Turn left and follow along the creek on a jeep trail. Cross the creek and continue heading southwest for about 0.5 miles to Crosho Lake. This is an uphill ascent. You may come across logs that are down over trail requiring you to carry your mountain bike across them. Once you reach Crosho Lake, turn left and head downhill on dirt road for 4.5 m intersect with County Road 17; turn right and head back to Yampa. About 26 miles.
Overall, Crosho Lake Loop is the 62nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Crosho Lake Loop including Gore Pass Loop, Hahns Peak Lake / Nipple Peak Loop, Morrison Divide Trail, North Fork / Wyoming Trail / Trail Creek Loop, Round Lake / Buffalo Pass and Round Lake / Percy LakePagoda Peak.