Parking is available at the Big Meadows turnoff on U.S. Highway 160. The cross-country ski trail follows the Big Meadows road for 2 miles and turns right on the Hunters Lake Road for another 1/2 mile. This route provides for a gentle uphill climb. From the Hunters Lake Road the trail takes off down the hill and returns to the Big Meadows road through a variety of timbered open areas.
Big Meadows Reservoir
Snowmobilers have various options for enjoying the terrain. Follow the road to the fork and then go either right, toward Hunters Lake, or left toward the campground. From the campground the Spruce Creek Road (Forest Road 412) goes 6 miles and dead ends at the top of the ridge. Several roads in the old clearcuts are accessible from Spruce Creek Road. Round trip mileage on Hunters Lake Road (Forest Road 430) is 25 miles and the round trip mileage to the end of Spruce Creek Road is 15 miles.
Directions from Del Norte, Colorado: Take Highway 160 west 29 miles (47 km) to the Big Meadows Road. Trailhead is at the junction of Highway 160 and Big Meadows Road. Trailhead is indicated by cross country skier symbol.
Winter through Spring
(NOTE: Winter Season)