Transfer Trail

Total Miles
14.2

Elevation

3,340.82 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

6

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Riders can start from the top or bottom of this trail, but OHVs and dirt bikes may want to start at the bottom where there's a staging area and fun spur trails to ride. Camping options at the top with beautiful vistas at Windy Point. Open end of May to mid-November.

Photos of Transfer Trail

Transfer Trail
Transfer Trail
Transfer Trail

Difficulty

Difficult. Trail is very steep and narrow at the bottom with tight brush in places. Above Windy Point, mud is the challenge. We did it downhill in our stock Tacoma TRD and had no problems. Some driving experience is recommended, especially going uphill.

Technical Rating

6

Status Reports

Jacob Pontes
May 24, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Rough/Deteriorated
Trail was open but lots of snow on the trail making some obstacles extremely difficult. Deep ruts filled with mud also present. Only passable for very well built vehicles and it is not advised to travel alone. Should be clear with 1-2 weeks of good weathe.
Adam Wibby
May 03, 2024
2023 Toyota 4Runner
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
gate is closed to 4x4 until May 20th
D Mcl
Nov 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Aaron Surratt
Oct 08, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

From Glenwood Springs: Get off I-70 at Exit 116 and go north. Follow our map detail to get to the roundabout. Take W. 6th Street from the roundabout 0.4 mile to paved Traver Trail on the right. Continue uphill another 0.4 mile and turn right on Transfer Trail, a wide gravel road that services a large active mine. Watch for trucks. Turn left to parking lot at the top in another 1.9 miles. Trail starts just uphill at a large well-marked yellow gate and old metal sign 'Transfer Trail.' To start at top: Follow directions for Coffee Pot Road, Trail #76.

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