North Fork / Wyoming Trail / Trail Creek Loop For Mountain Biking

The 56th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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Northwest of Steamboat and northeast of Clark, take County Road 129 north past Clark to Seedhouse Road. Turn right. Continue approximately 8.5 miles to FDR #431, just before the bridge. Turn left on #431 and park.

OPTION 1: Take FDR 431 (a 4WD unimproved dirt road) north about 4.75 miles, where it branches right to, Diamond Park. This scenic trail parallels the North Fork of the Elk River all the way into Diamond Park. Near intersection of #431 and trail #1101 you will cross the Elk River. Be careful especially when the water is run: high early in the summer. Turn right on trail #1101 and head south for approximately 4.25 miles where it inters with FDR 433. Turn right onto this 4WD road and continue south for approximately l/2 mile to the intersection with the Seedhouse Road. Turn right and head west, passing Seedhouse Campground to the parking area at I #431. This loop is approximately 10 miles.

OPTION 2: Take FDR #431 north approximately 4.5 miles to the intersection with Trail #1177. Turn left continue on the mountain bike trail for 6.25 miles (passing Hinman Lake) where the trail intersects with 4WD Road # Continue south on #430 to the Seedhouse Road. Turn left and follow the gravel road approximately 2.5 miles back to the parking area This loop is about 14.5 miles.

Overall, North Fork / Wyoming Trail / Trail Creek Loop is the 56th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby North Fork / Wyoming Trail / Trail Creek Loop including Gore Pass Loop, Hahns Peak Lake / Nipple Peak Loop, Morrison Divide Trail, Round Lake / Buffalo Pass, Round Lake / Percy Lake and Pagoda PeakHinman Trail.


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.

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

Breakfast Restaurant:  Creekside Cafe, Steamboat Springs

GPS:  40.774271, -106.764457

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

ID:  5968


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