Wyoming ATV Trail

Total Miles
8.3

Elevation

3,100.71 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is an intermediate ATV trail in the Routt National Forest with lots of rocky challenges and epic views. The north end starts with a very rocky uphill that is full of small boulders on loose dirt that could be challenging for an ATV. It gets to a nice saddle with views on the edge of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness which is a great place to stop and take a break if you are on a longer day ride to eat lunch or take in the view. There's another rocky uphill with switchbacks as you leave the saddle that is one of the more difficult sections, but there are still big rocks all throughout the trail. The trail has some off-camber and eroded sections where half of the trail is elevated above the other half and has ruts running down one side of the trail. Some sections of the trail smooth out and go through beautiful meadows, but there are also a few more loose rocky downhills with tight curves. Near the south end, you get really epic views of Mount Zirkel. You'll often see backpackers and horseback riders here entering the Mount Zirkel wilderness since this trail accesses a few hiking trails. Parts of the trail can be muddy and there are easy creek crossings.

Difficulty

This is an intermediate ATV trail due to loose rocky climbs and boulders in the trail, but it's easier for dirt bikers because they can pick their line better. The difficulty level is a about a 6 for ATVers and a 4 for dirt bikers.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

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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