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Quick Facts

Nipple Peak West Trailhead

Elevation: 8,300 Feet (2587.3 Meters)




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General Description

The Nipple Peak West Trailhead is located north of Hayden in Slater Park. It can be used to access trail #1147 which runs northeast around Nipple Peak, or links to trail #1156, leading to Hahns Peak Lake. Trail #1147 also links to trail #1192 to the northwest of Nipple Peak.

Directions from Hayden: Travel 31 miles north on Forest Road 150 (Routt County Road 80), then 1 mile east on Forest Road 156.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Mid-June through Late October (NOTE: Forest Road 150 is closed for wildlife protection until Early Summer.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Nipple Peak West 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, 1156 and 1192. Be aware, 1147 and 1156 are open to motorized travel.
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Trails 1147, 1156 and 1192. Be aware, 1147 and 1156 are open to motorized travel.
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking area trails
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Trails 1147 and 1156 are open to motorized travel.
Yes



Nearby Services

Gas Station: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 32 miles south to Hayden

Nearest Hospital: The Memorial Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 32 miles south to Hayden, then 17 miles west to Steamboat Springs.

Groceries: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 35 miles south to Hayden

Nearest Pay Phone: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 35 miles south to Hayden

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



Related Activities
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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