Lava Mountain Loop

Total Miles


2,258.87 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

This trail can be driven in a loop or as a one-way Between the towns of Boulder, Clancy, or Rimini. The road from Clancy gets very rutted and is not very scenic. I usually start and end my day at Rimini on Chessman Road.The loop is very entertaining. There are many tight trees and fallen log obstacles. There aren't many rocks except for one short but technical boulder section. There are several lines through it and plenty of trees to winch off of.If you catch this trail early season you will most likely encounter snow drifts and mud holes along with many fallen trees that will need to be removed. Make sure to bring a chainsaw and axe on this trail.

Photos of Lava Mountain Loop

Lava Mountain Loop
Lava Mountain Loop
Lava Mountain Loop


The boulder section could be considered a bit harder but the majority of this trail falls in the 4 category.

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Access Description

From Clancy: Take Lump Gulch to Park Lake Road, then hang a right onto Frohner Meadows FS Road 1878. The loop starts at Lava Mountain Trail #244From Rimini: Turn up Chessman Road and drive up past the reservoir. Turn right at the junction with Park Lake Road, then turn right at Frohner Meadows FS Road 1878.

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