Blacktail Creek

Total Miles


3156.3 ft


4.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

A portion of this route travels through Routt National Forest, and unlicensed vehicles are permitted. The last section of the trail is incredibly beautiful with views of the Colorado River meandering through a large valley. There is some good camping along the last ten miles. No seasonal closures.


Easy. Mildly steep, narrow and rocky in a few places. C.R. 11 has some tight curves along a high shelf road.


Kremmling was first called Kinsey City, and had a post office from 1881 to 1885. By 1895, the town was known as Kremmling, named after its founder, Rudolph Kremmling. In 1906, the railroad reached Kremmling and the town became a major shipping point for the region. Today Kremmling is a quiet mountain town with a population of about 1,500.

Technical Rating


Access Description

From intersection of Highways 9 and 40 in Kremmling, drive north 1.7 miles on Highway 40 to County Road 14 on left.