West Fish Creek Trail Horseback Riding

The 62nd most popular equestrian trail in Colorado.

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Northwest of Yampa, the West Fish Creek Trail #1098 is an 8 mile route open to horseback riding. This route is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, dirt bikers and ATVs (up to 44 inches wide).

To reach the trailhead from Yampa, head north on CR17 for 5 miles. Turn left heading west on CR132 for 3.4 miles. Veer west on FS16 for 8.2 miles. Turn right heading north on FS951 to the trailhead parking.

The trail follows an old logging road. The initial section is fairly level as it passes through a spruce-fir forest. Then the route winds through open parks and stands of aspen.

Overall, West Fish Creek Trail is the 62nd most popular horse trail of all 66 horseback rides in Colorado. Several of the better horse trails are nearby West Fish Creek Trail including Pagoda Peak Trail, Big Ridge Trail, Chinese Wall Trail, Hinman Horse Trail, Marvine Creek Trail and Morrison Divide / Muddy Slide TrailUte Trail / Heart Lake.

West Fish Creek Trail Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Routt National Forest (970) 638-4516; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

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

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/mbr

GPS:  40.2297, -107.0869

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  3/27/2018

ID:  17652

West Fish Creek Trail Horseback Riding Map


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