Nipple Peak ATV Trail

Total Miles
4.3

Elevation

2,653.04 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an easy 50-inch trail in the Hahn's Peak trail system north of Steamboat, Colorado. The trail has some loose sticks, small roots, and rocks as it goes through wide-open meadows and aspen trees. It's a two-track that is overgrown with tall grass in the middle, and mostly ridden by dirt bikers to access the Prospector or Nipple Peak single tracks. There's potential for downed logs here because there is a lot of beetle kill in this area. There are a couple easy stream crossings and several mud puddles. Overall the trail is easy, with a couple steep climbs with roots and rocks. The west end of the trail starts in a meadow with an awesome view of the mountains. The 500inch designation ends on the east end of the trail when it turns into the Nipple Peak single track.

Difficulty

This is a short and easy ATV trail with sticks, roots, and rocks, but no obstacles.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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Access Description

Access the Hahn's Peak Trail System by taking Routt County Road 129 north of Hahn's Peak Village towards Columbine to access the National Forest. Some of the popular staging/camping areas are Little Red Park off Red Park Road (FS 409) or off Whiskey Park Road (FS 550). There are several days-worth of trails here and it's a very popular spot for dirt bikers and family camping in the summer. Most of the trails don't open until mid-June or July, and there can typically still be snow drifts and uncut logs in early summer. This area has a lot of beetle kill, so downed trees are common. There is no cell service except for on top of some of the peaks.

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