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Ellis Jeep Trail

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Ellis Jeep Trail

Ellis Jeep Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The first part of the trail weaves up and down tightly through the forest then levels out as it crosses several long meadows. Part of the trail follows the western border of the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area, where motor vehicles are prohibited. The end of the trail leaves you far from any services and actually crosses the state border into Wyoming. When you finish, you’re not far from beautiful Hog Park Reservoir that offers camping, picnicking and fishing. A popular ATV area with great places for large campers and hauling trailers along first part of route around Big Red Park.

Popular hunting area in the fall. This trail would receive a moderate rating if it weren’t for several open meadows that are wet and muddy most of the time. It’s easy to get stuck, and trees are not always within reach of a winch cable. You won’t find any major rock obstacles. Mud-terrain tires are certainly a benefit. Suitable for stock, high-clearance 4-wheel-drive SUVs if traveling with other vehicles who can help if you get stuck."

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Trail Information

Steamboat Springs
Nearby City
14.4
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
ATVs and dirt bikes
Vehicles
Difficult
Difficulty
2-3 hours
Duration
Routt National Forest
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #116, DeLorme’s Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer, A state map of Wyoming is also helpful
Local Maps

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