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Hiking and biking

Moffat County is dream destination for anyone who enjoys hiking. From developed trails to a backcountry adventure following game trails, there's something for everyone. Hike across trails or rock face and find yourself admiring unforgettable vistas, catching glimpses and great pictures of abundant wildlife. If solitude is what you're seeking, there are hundreds of unexplored trails Moffat County.

HIKING TRAILS

  • Elkhead Reservoir
  • City Trail System - runs from the Ridgeview subdivision west of town to downtown Craig.
  • Loudy Simpson Park - Short trail that runs along the Yampa River. Great for families. Begins at the Loudy-Simpson Park boat launch.

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT

Detailed maps of these trails are available at the Moffat County Visitor Center.

MEDICINE BOW - ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST

NORTH FORK (ELKHEAD)

  • Sawmill Creek Trail - 3.6 mile hike traveling along Sawmill
    Creek in Routt National Forest and offering one of the best
    views of Bears Ears Peak. Travel north on Colorado
    Highway 13 to County Road 18. Turn east to CR 76 and left on Forest Road 123. Three miles to the trailhead.
  • North Fork Trail - 44 miles available for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Travels along Elkhead Creek. May be
    combined with Bears Ears and Sawmill Creek trail to form a
    13-mile loop. From Craig head north on Colorado Highway 13
    to CR 18. Turn east to CR 76. Turn left on Forest Road 123 to the trailhead.

NORTH BEARS EARS DISTRICT

 

BIKING TRAILS

(The Medicine Bow-Routt National forest trails above are also rated for mountain biking.)

YAMPA VALLEY TRAIL - BIKING

  • Rating: Intermediate to advanced
  • Distance: 100 miles 1 way
  • Elevation: 5079 to 7200'
  • Trails: 2 track 4x4 trails, single track, unimproved dirt road, no gravel
  • Type: Mountain bike, equestrian, hiking, motorcycle, 4-wheel drive
  • Best Time to Ride: April/May - October

DINOSAUR TRAIL

  • Rating: Easy on Harpers Corner Road. Remainder intermediate to advanced.
  • Distance: 67 miles 1 way
  • Elevation: 5094' to 7900'
  • Trails: Pavement, improved and unimproved dirt road segments, rough 2 track 4x4 trails
  • Best Time to Ride: April/May - October

VERMILLION BLUFFS/SEVENMILE RIDGE

  • Rating: Intermediate to advanced
  • Distance: 67 miles 1 way
  • Elevation: 5750' to 8120'
  • Trails: Good dirt road, no gravel
  • Type: Mountain bike, ATV, motorcycle, equestrian
  • Best Time to Ride: May - September

BROWNS PARK

  • Rating: Easy to intermediate
  • Distance: 7 to 21 miles 1 way
  • Elevation: 5358' to 6200'
  • Trails: Good dirt road, gravel on segments
  • Type: Mountain bike, car
  • Best Time to Ride: April/May - October

ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST TRAILS

(see links under hiking trails above)

  • Rating: Intermediate to advanced
  • Distance: 46 miles
  • Elevation: 8800' to 9200'
  • Trails: Single track
  • Type: Mountain bike, equestrian, hiking, cross country ski
  • Best Time to Ride: June - September

ELKHEAD RESERVOIR

  • Rating: Intermediate to advanced
  • Distance: 10 mile loop
  • Elevation: 6400' to 6525'
  • Trails: Bladed track, single track, county roads
  • Type: Mountain bike, equestrian, hiking, cross country ski, snowmobile
  • Best Time to Ride: May - October

CEDAR MOUNTAIN

  • Rating: Intermediate
  • Distance: 3.5 mile loop
  • Elevation: 6950' to 7524'
  • Trails: Single track & dirt road
  • Type: Mountain bike
  • Best Time to Ride: April/May - October
 

DOUGLAS MOUNTAIN BOULEVARD

  • Rating: Intermediate
  • Distance: 10 miles 1 way
  • Elevation: 7000' to 7600'
  • Trails: Rocky dirt road, no gravel
  • Type: Mountain bike, equestrian
  • Best Time to Ride: June - October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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