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Camping: Colorado > Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests > Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District

Quick Facts

South Fork Trailhead

Elevation: 7,600 Feet (2369.1 Meters)

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General Description

The South Fork Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs, just off Seedhouse Road, near Hinman Park Campground. It accesses trail #1100.5A, which leads up the South Fork of the Elk River to the Swamp Park Trail #1100.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: Travel west of town on HWY 40 to Road 129, Elk River Road. Go north on 129 approximately 18 miles to Seedhouse Road, Forest Road 400. Go 5 miles northeast on 400, then 1/8 mile on Forest Road 440.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Early June through Late October (NOTE: Accessibility depends on snow depth and weather.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking South Fork Trailhead
ICON Backpacking trails 1100.5A, 1100, and connecting trails
ICON Camping Hinman Campground
ICON Hiking & Walking trails 1100.5A, 1100, and connecting trails
ICON Horseback Riding trails 1100.5A, 1100, and connecting trails
ICON Mountain Biking The South Fork Trail #1100.5A, or the South Fork/Seedhouse Mountain Bike Loop.

Nearby Services

Gas Station: VARIOUS (Private - Profit) Directions: west in Clark

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 25 miles southwest to Steamboat

Groceries: VARIOUS (Private - Profit) Directions: There is a small store in Clark, otherwise south in Steamboat Springs.

Emergency: VARIOUS (County) Directions: 25 miles southwest to Steamboat

Nearest Pay Phone: various (Private - Profit) Directions: west in Clark

Related Activities
Hinman Park Campground - Hinman Campground is located north of Steamboat Springs and Clark along the Elk River, just off the Seedhouse Road at an elevation of 7,600 feet.

Swamp Park Trail - Swamp Park Trail leads from Mad Creek, several miles north of Steamboat Springs, north to the upper Elk River near Seedhouse Campground. It can be enjoyed for both summer and winter activities.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, 925 Weiss Drive , Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487, Phone: 970-879-1870, Fax: 970-879-2147


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