A spiderweb of narrow roads north and south of Hahns Peak make this a popular ATV and dirt bike area. Make sure to hike around and enjoy the views. Options to connect to other trails, including Farwell Mountain. Lower trails are open all year, but FS 413 and FS 414 are open mid June through November, depending on snow.
Joseph Hahn discovered gold in the region in 1862 with visions of striking it rich. Unfortunately, not much gold was ever found. Hahn died in 1867 in a brutal snowstorm attempting to get back to Empire for supplies. The area continued to grow from agriculture and logging. Today, the region is a major recreation destination.
From Highway 40 on the north side of Steamboat Springs, take paved County Road 129 north about 29 miles. Turn right on F.S. 490 across from the Columbine Cabins. Gas and supplies are available at the Clarkstore in Clark, located about 18 miles north of Steamboat Springs on Highway 129.