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Willow Creek and Snyder Creek Trail System

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Routt National Forest, Parks Ranger District, Owl Mountain, Illinois Pass Ditch Trail, Parkview Mountain, Haystack Mountain, Pines Campground, Aspen Campground, South Fork Michigan River, Illinoise River

Last Known StatusOpen

This trail system has around 100 miles of trails that range from easy forest service roads to technical single track with stream crossings, mud holes and boulders. There are multiple trailheads and a couple campgrounds that offer direct trail access. Most of the harder single track loops can be accessed at the Snyder Creek, Willow Creek and Illinois Pass Trailheads while the easier trails can be accessed at the Pines Campground.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityGould, CO
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From: Denver, CO
1) Take I-25 north about 60 miles to exit 269B
2) Merge west onto SR-14, continue 4 miles
3) Turn right (north) onto US-287, continue 9 miles
4) Veer left (west) onto SR-14, continue 67 miles
5) Turn left (south) onto CR-21, continue .7 miles
6) Aspen Campground is on the left. For Pines Campground continue south past Aspen Campground about 1 mile.

For Snyder Creek Trailhead:
1) Take I-70 west about 35 miles to exit 232
2) Turn right onto CR-255, continue .2 miles
3) Continue straight onto US-40, continue about 50 miles
4) Turn right (north) onto SR-125, continue 23 miles
5) Turn right (east) onto FS Road 755, continue about 1 mile
6) Trailhead is on the right.

For Willow Creek Trailhead:
7) Continue north on SR-125 about 4 miles
8) Turn left (west) on CR-50, continue about 1 mile
9) Trailhead is on the left (south).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeForest
Elevation8500 to 9200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has some hard pack terrain.Some
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenJune 15 - December 1
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areas
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSSome Areas
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Some Areas
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areas
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $10.00
RV: $10.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Aspen and Pines Campground Fees

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NW)North Park Medical Clinic (970) 723-4255
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Corkle's Mini-Mart (970) 723-4733
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NW)Corkle's Mini-Mart (970) 723-4733
Potable Water WaterOn SitePines Campground (970) 723-8204
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (NW)North Park Gould-Walden KOA (970) 723-4310 or (800) 562-3596
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (NW)North Park Gould-Walden KOA (970) 723-4310 or (800) 562-3596
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SitePines Campground (970) 723-8204
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NW)Corkle's Mini-Mart (970) 723-4733
Swimming Swim AreaGould, CO
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NW)Boettcher Lake

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoRoutt National Forest - Parks Ranger District
100 Main Street
Walden, CO 80480
(970) 723-8204
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoColorado State Parks - Registration Unit
13787 South Highway 85
Littleton, CO 80125
(303) 791-1920
dnr.ivrsparks@state.co.us
cpw.state.co.us
CommentColorado OHV Registration Info

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