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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests > Yampa Ranger District

Quick Facts

Transfer Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,285 Feet (2894.3 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 219 Feet (68.3 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,066 Feet (2826.1 Meters)
Length, One-way: 0.6 Miles (1 Kilometer) to jct. with East Fork Trail
Other Maps: Routt National Forest Map
TI Topo Maps: #122, Flat Tops NE, Trappers Lake
Trail Number: 1172
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Dunckley Pass, Devils Causeway

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

The Transfer Trail is located in the Flat Tops west of Yampa, near Pyramid. It provides direct access into the Flat Tops Wilderness, connecting with the East Fork Trail #1119.

The trail begins at the end of Forest Road 967 it joins trail #1119 in 0.6 mile. Using this trail in conjunction with Forest Road 967 can save the hiker or horseback rider 2.3 miles of travel when entering the wilderness from this direction. Road 967 can become extremely muddy when wet. It is advised to park as close to the main road under possibly wet conditions. The last 1/2 mile of the road is also deeply rutted.


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

Directions from Yampa: Follow County Road 17 north 5 miles to County Road 132. Follow 132 west 3.4 miles to Forest Highway 16 and continue another 20 miles to Forest Road 967. Follow 967 south 1.6 miles to trailhead parking.

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 Transfer Trail accessing the East Fork Trail
ICON Hiking & Walking Transfer Trail accessing the East Fork Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Transfer Trail accessing the East Fork Trail

Related Activities
East Fork Trail - The East Fork Trail is located in the Flat Tops, west of Yampa. It leads from Stillwater Reservoir to Forest Highway 16 near Pyramid. This trail intersects several other trails along its route.

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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