North of Steamboat Springs in the Routt National Forest, the Hahns Peak Trail is a remote and scenic area for OHV users. There are about 60 miles of dirt roads and trails to explore. Views of Hahns Peaks 10,839 foot summit make a drive to the Steamboat Lake area rewarding. The summit is an easier hike than it would first appear. Youll be treated to spectacular 360 degrees views of the Routt National Forest and the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, as well as north all the way into Wyoming.
To reach the trailhead from downtown Steamboat, head west for 2 miles and turn right heading north on CR129 (Elk River Road). Continue for 29 miles to the Columbine townsite. With the General Store on your left, turn right onto the dirt jeep road, FDR 490. At this point, private property needs to be respected. Drive 1.8 miles down FDR 490 and it will fork, turn left. After 0.2 miles it forks again, again turn left and park. The trailhead is at 9,400 .
The town of Hahn's Peak is the place to fill up on gas and food, and to find a place to stay.
Note: Colorado residents must register their off-highway vehicle with the Colorado State Parks (303) 866-3437. Non-residents are not required to register in Colorado, if they are registered in their home states. All off-highway vehicles must have an approved muffler and spark arrester. These requirements are subject to change so make sure to contact the Colorado State Parks prior to using your off-highway vehicle.
Overall, Hahns Peak Trail is the 17th most popular OHV & 4wd jeep trail of all 61 OHV routes in Colorado.