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Quick Facts

Silver Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,960 Feet (2481.3 Meters) at the west trailhead
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,770 Feet (551.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,730 Feet (3033.0 Meters) east trailhead, Buffalo Park
High Point: 9,730 Feet (3033.0 Meters)
Length, One-way: 10.4 Miles (17.33 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Routt National Forest Map
TI Topo Maps: #119 Yampa, Gore Pass
Trail Number: 1106
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Green Ridge; Gore Mtn; Tyler Mtn

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The Silver Creek Trail traverses the south end of the Sarvice Creek Wilderness from east to west. It can be accessed from either the west or east end of the trail. This trail provides excellent primitive hiking opportunities. Use increases during the big game hunting season. The Sarvice Creek Trail can be used with the Silver Creek Trail as a loop system.

The Silver Creek Trail can be accessed from either the Lynx Pass Road (County Road 16/Forest Road 270) south of Stagecoach Reservoir; or from Forest Road 100, between Rabbit Ears Pass and Hwy. 134.


As humans, we must minimize our impacts to help preserve this resource for present and future generations.

Directions from Yampa: West trailhead (County Road 16): Follow State Hwy 131, 8 miles north to County Road 14. Go east on 14, 3.2 miles to County Road 16. Go south on 16, 7 miles to the trailhead. The trail begins on private land. Please respect property owners rights.

Directions from Yampa: East trailhead (Buffalo Park): Follow State Hwy 131, 9.3 miles south to State Hwy 134. Follow 134 east 11 miles to Forest Road 250. Follow 250 north, 9 miles to Forest Road 100. Follow 100 north, 4 miles to trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall (NOTE: Seasons vary depending on snow depth and weather.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Silver Creek Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Silver Creek Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Silver Creek Trail

Related Activities
Dumont Lake Campground - Dumont Lake Campground is located 22 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs on Rabbit Ears Pass at an elevation of 9,500 feet.

Gore Pass Campground - Gore Pass Campground has 12 sites at an elevation of 9,600 feet. The campground is located on Gore Pass, 27 miles southeast of Yampa.

Lynx Pass Campground - Lynx Pass Campground is located near Lagunita Lake, southeast of Yampa, at an elevation of 8,900 feet.

Walton Creek Campground - Walton Creek is a small campground located 18 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs on Rabbit Ears Pass, at an elevation of 9,400 feet.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Yampa Ranger District, 300 Roselawn Ave., P.O. Box 7 , Yampa, CO, 80483, Phone: 970-638-4516, Fax: 970-638-4635


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