Attractions and Considerations: Parking is available at the Clark Store. Information and supplies may also be obtained there. This is a scenic route starting in Clark and eventually ending up at Hinman Park, via the Morgan Creek and South Fork Ski Trails. It requires some stamina. You may wish to arrange a car shuttle. Weather conditions and distance should always be taken into account. Overnight survival gear is recommended. These trail descriptions for the Hinman Park Trail System, received from the Hahns Peak Ranger District, are difficult to follow. It is suggested that the skier travel with a good map and compass.
Narrative: This trail begins on Forest Road 440 in Clark. Starting southeast , the trail follows the east through open country. Gradually it curves to the south and starts to climb through the forested drainage of Greenville Creek. Curving west, it follows the drainage to where the road forks. Continue on 440, turning north, descending slightly along another drainage eventually curving to the northeast. The trail then descends into a large open park, following it east to the end, then turning northeast then east, then north. Hitting Wapiti Road, the trail crosses, turns east through trees and continues east until it meets a trail junction with the Morgan Creek Trail. Follow the loop to the South Fork Trail, turn west, and follow the trail to the Hinman Park parking area.
Directions from Steamboat Springs: Travel west of town to County Road 129, Elk River Road. Go approximately 17 miles north to Clark. This trail leads from Clark to Hinman Park. To reach Hinman Park travel just beyond Clark, to Forest Road 400, Seedhouse Road. Head east approximately 5.5 miles to the Hinman parking area.
Normal Winter Season:
Winter through Early Spring
(NOTE: Early and Late season conditions depend on weather.)