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Quick Facts

Prospector Trailhead

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General Description

The Prospector Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs, just north of Hahns Peak Lake on Forest Road 488. It accesses trail #1156 which connects to trail #1147. Trail #1147 goes west to Slater Park or northeast around Nipple Peak. Both of these trails are open to motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile travel.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: Travel west of town on HWY 40 to Road 129, Elk River Road. Go north on 129 approximately 27 miles, then 1.5 miles west on Forest Road 488.

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 Prospector Trailhead
ICON Backpacking Be aware, trails 1156 and 1147 are both open to motorized travel.
ICON Hiking & Walking Be aware, trails 1156 and 1147 are both open to motorized travel.
ICON Horseback Riding Be aware, trails 1156 and 1147 are both open to motorized travel.
ICON Mountain Biking area trails and roads
ICON Motorcycle Riding trails 1156 and 1147

Nearby Services

Gas Station: various (Private - Profit) Directions: south to Clark

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: Approximately 30 miles south to Steamboat Springs

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

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

Emergency: various (County) Directions: approximately 30 miles south to Steamboat Springs

Related Activities
Hahns Peak Lake Campground - Hahns Peak Lake Campground is located north of Steamboat Springs on Hahns Peak Lake, at an elevation of 8,500 feet.

Nipple Peak East Trailhead - The Nipple Peak East Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs and Steamboat Lake. It accesses trail #1147, which is open to motorized use, and links to several other trails.

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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