Hay Flat

Climb through aspen groves, take in the views, and explore state parks.

Total Miles
27.5

Elevation

2833.24 ft

Duration

4 to 6 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer/Fall

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Trail Overview

Hay Flat will take you south from Meeker and up through an aspen forest to a high flat area east of Grand Hogback. Enjoy the beautiful views and watch out for grazing cattle. This route takes you through several state parks with camping and hiking options that can get busy on the weekends.

Difficulty

Moderate. Mildly steep and rutted. Narrow and muddy in places. When wet, difficulty will increase. F.S. 211 is a snowmobile route, marked with orange poles and orange diamond signs.

Technical Rating

5

Access Description

From Meeker, head south on 10th Street. After bridge, turn right on County Road 13 (don't confuse with State Highway 13). After 8 miles, turn left on County Road 38. Stay on this road another 3.8 miles to wellmarked F.S. 211 on the right. (Avoid private road on right at 2.7 miles.) Start of 211 has room to park and unload unlicensed vehicles.