Crosho Lake Loop Mountain Biking

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.

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  Routt National Forest (303) 879-1722; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bikers Guide To Colorado" from Dan Hickstein

Recommended Map:  "Steamboat Springs Trail Map" from Kent Schulte

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Vista Verde Ranch (303) 879-3858; Moving Mountain Chalet (877) 624-2538

Breakfast Restaurant:  Creekside Cafe, Steamboat Springs

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Date Updated:  7/9/2016

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