Blacktail Creek

Total Miles
31.1

Elevation

3,156.30 ft

Duration

4.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

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.

Photos of Blacktail Creek

Blacktail Creek
Blacktail Creek
Blacktail Creek

Difficulty

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

History

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

2

Status Reports

Mike T
Sep 03, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Brett Barrett
Jul 15, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Other
Logan Stuuder
Jul 09, 2023
4x4
Obstructed
Other
@the.mtnroo Pj
Jul 05, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

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.

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