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

Quick Facts

Nipple Peak East Trailhead





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General Description

The Nipple Peak East Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs and Steamboat Lake. The trailhead accesses trail #1147. Trail #1147 runs to the north of Nipple Peak, then south to trail #1156 on Lopez Creek and continues west to Slater Park, north of Hayden. Both trails are open to motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles. Trail #1147 also links to trail #1192, which is not open to motorized travel.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: Travel west of town on HWY 40 to Road 129, Elk River Road. Go north on 129 approximately 32 miles, then 1 mile west on Forest Road 047.

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



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Un-Happy ATVer
Difficulty:
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: We arrived at the trailhead only to find that it was closed to atvs but open to motercycles. Needless to say we were not very happy.What is wrong with the forest service. There taking our trails and slowly closing them one by one. Next motorcycles won't be allow then mountain bikes and so on.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Nipple Peak East Trailhead
Yes
ICON Backpacking Trails 1147, 1156 and 1192. Be aware, 1147 and 1156 are open to motorized travel.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Trails 1147, 1192, and 1156. 1147 and 1156 are open to motorized travel.
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Trails 1147, 1192, and 1156. 1147 and 1156 are open to motorized travel.
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Trails 1147 and 1156
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Trails 1147 and 1156 are open to motorized travel.
Yes



Nearby Services

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

Emergency: various (County) Directions: 35 miles south to Steamboat

Gas Station: various (Private - Profit) Directions: There is one gas station in Clark.

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 35 miles south to Steamboat

Groceries: various (Private - Profit) Directions: There is a small store in Clark, otherwise go 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 West Trailhead - The Nipple Peak West Trailhead is located north of Hayden in Slater Park. It accesses trail #1147 and #1156 leading to the east.

Prospector Trailhead - The Prospector Trailhead is located north of Steamboat Springs, just north of Hahns Peak Lake. It accesses trail #1156 which connects to trail #1147.



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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