Morrison Divide Trail For Mountain Biking
The 49th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.
Friday 22 July 2016 01:39 GMT
Southeast of Yampa, the Morrison Divide Trail #1174 (aka Muddy Slide) is a 13.3 mile mountain biking route that is shared with other trail users.
To reach the Morrison Divide mountain biking trailhead from Yampa, head south on SR131 south to SR134. Turn left heading east on SR134 for 8.5 miles to the Lynx Pass turnoff. Turn left heading north on CR16 for about two miles. Park at the Laguanita Lake parking area.
Head north from the parking area, past Lynx Pass Campground and Guard Station. Turn left to the beginning of #1174. The trail climbs for about 7 miles to the top of Green Ridge. The trail will intersect with a series of roads. Follow signs for trail #1174. In another mile and you will come to the Muddy Slide, an interesting geological formation. Once on top, this trail provides beautiful views of the Morrison Creek valley, Rabbit Ears Pass and Steamboat Ski area to the north. Continue following trail #1174 down a fairly steep stretch to Muddy Creek. You will intersect with Road #270 (Morrison Creek Road.) right and head uphill steadily for 7 miles on this improved gravel road back to the top of Lynx Pass to complete the loop (17.5 mi.).
Overall, Morrison Divide Trail is the 49th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Morrison Divide Trail including Gore Pass Loop, Hahns Peak Lake / Nipple Peak Loop, North Fork / Wyoming Trail / Trail Creek Loop, Round Lake / Buffalo Pass, Round Lake / Percy Lake and Pagoda PeakHinman Trail.