Hinman Horse Trail Horseback Riding

North of Steamboat Springs and northeast of Clark, the Hinman Trail (#1177) is a 6 mile singletrack through dense aspen forest. The route climbs 800.

To reach the horseback riding trailhead from Steamboat, take US40 west of Steamboat Springs about 2 miles and turn right on to County Road 129. Travel north about 18 miles to the Seedhouse Road (FDR 400 ; also CR 64) and turn right. Continue for about 4.5 miles and turn left on to FDR 430 and park.

Continue down FDR 430 until the Hinman Creek #1177 trailhead. After fording Hinman Creek, which may be deep, swift and strong, climb the bank and toward the left. At the crossing turn right, away from the private property fence. At the next trail junction, the water-lilied Hinman Lake is to the left, continue toward the right on the trail. Staying right at the next trail junction the trail continues and crosses Hinman Creek first, then follows Scott Run up into Diamond Park, the north end of the trail. Trail 1177 is also known as the Scott Run trail by many.


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

Recommended Book:  "Trail Riding In Rocky Mountains" from Jean Llewellyn

Recommended Map:  "Trails Illustrated - Steamboat Springs / Rabbit Ears" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Hahns Peak Lake Campground

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Bristol, Steamboat (800) 851-0872; Vista Verde Ranch (303) 879-3858; Moving Mountain Chalet (877) 624-2538

Breakfast Restaurant:  Creekside Cafe, Steamboat Springs

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Date Updated:  7/8/2016


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