Best Alpine Trail Snowmobiling

The 24th most popular snowmobile trail in Colorado.

  Lake City, Colorado, US


  September 19, 2018

Southwest of Gunnison and north of Lake City, this popular area has moderate to advanced terrain with trails and open powder fields.

To reach the snowmobiling trailhead from Gunnison, head west on US50 for 9 miles. Turn south on SR149 to Lake City. The Trailhead is at the Big Blue Access for the Alpine Plateau.

The snowmobile trails are maintained by the Lake City Continental Divide Snowmobile Club, and are on a combination of National Forest, BLM and private lands.

All snowmobiles operating on federal lands within Colorado are required to be registered with Colorado State Parks. This registration permit is available at most National Forest ranger offices and at some chamber of commerce offices. It is highly recommended to purchase the $3 annual Colorado Search And Rescue Card (CORSAR) prior to snowmobiling to help reimburse local search teams should they be needed.

Overall, Alpine Trail is the 24th most popular snowmobile trail of all 24 snowmobiling rides in Colorado. Several of the better snowmobile trails are nearby Alpine Trail including Lake City To Creede / South Fork and Continental Divide Trail.

Local Contacts:  Lake City Snowmobile Club (970) 944-2369; GNF (970) 944-2500; BLM (970) 944-2344; Lake City Visitors (970) 944-2527; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO; Lake City Sports Center Rentals (970) 944-2311.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Quiet Moose Lodge (970) 944-2415

Luxury Loding:  Rocky Top Lodge (970) 944-2780; Crystal Lodge (970) 944-2201

Breakfast Restaurant:  Tic Toc Diner; Mocha Moose Coffeehouse

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  38.180722, -107.289796

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  9/19/2018

ID:  22370

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