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Quick Facts

Elk Park Trailhead

Elevation: 8,720 Feet (2718.2 Meters)




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General Description

The Elk Park trailhead is located about 8 miles north of Steamboat Springs on Forest Road 314. Road 314 is a four-wheel drive road. This trailhead directly accesses the Elk Park Trail #1118, a relatively short trail which links to the Swamp Park Trail #1100. Trail #1100 can serve as a trunk trail to the Red Dirt Trail #1171, Luna Lake Trail #1168, and the Roaring Fork Trail #1166. See the trails section for descriptions of the above trails.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: Go 4 miles north on Routt County Road 36 (Strawberry Park Road), then 3 miles north on Forest Development Road 314. Road 314 is a four-wheel drive road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Summer Season: 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 Elk Park Trailhead
Yes
ICON Backpacking Elk Park, Swamp Park, Red Dirt, Luna Lake and Roaring Fork Trails.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Elk Park, Swamp Park, Red Dirt, Luna Lake and Roaring Fork Trails.
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Elk Park, Swamp Park, Red Dirt, Luna Lake and Roaring Fork Trails.
Yes



Nearby Services

Gas Station: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 miles south to Steamboat

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 miles south to Steamboat

Groceries: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 miles south to Steamboat

Nearest Pay Phone: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 miles south to Steamboat

Emergency: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 7 miles south to Steamboat



Related Activities
Dry Lake Campground - Dry Lake Campground is a small campground located on the Buffalo Pass Road, 8 miles northeast of Steamboat Springs, at an elevation of 8,000 feet.



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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