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Snake River General Forest Area





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General Description

The Snake River General Forest Area is located southeast of Silverthorne. It includes the Snake River drainage, the area around Keystone, Montezuma, and the Arapaho Basin and Keystone ski areas. Most of the recreation attractions in the area are accessed by Highway 6 and Forest Road 5. There are no campgrounds in this area but Lowry and Prospector campgrounds are nearby at Dillon Reservoir.

Directions from Silverthorne: Go east on Highway 6 toward Keystone and Loveland Pass.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Travel 38 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Turn right in Silverthorne and travel east on US Highway 6 toward Keystone and Loveland Pass.

Directions from Vail: Travel 29 miles east on I-70 to Silverthorne. Turn right in Silverthorne and travel east on US Highway 6 toward Keystone and Loveland Pass.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Fishing Snake River
Yes
ICON Forest Areas Snake River General Forest Area
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Many of the trails in this area are located up Forest Road 5.
Yes



Related Activities
Argentine Trail - This trail east of Keystone leads above timberline to the Continental Divide.

Chihuahua Gulch Trail - This trail is located east of Keystone, climbing up from Peru Creek.

Deer Creek Cross-country Ski Trail - Deer Creek is a cross-country skiing and snowmobiling area located east of Keystone and south of Montezuma.

Keystone - Keystone is a family-oriented, self-contained, year-round resort only 70 miles west of Denver. Each season Keystone is one of the first ski resorts in the country to open.

Lenawee Trail - This trail, east of Keystone receives relatively low use and provides the hiker or horseback rider with beautiful views.



More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Dillon Ranger District, 680 River Parkway, P.O. Box 620 , Silverthorne, CO, 80498, Phone: 970-468-5400, Fax: 970-468-7735

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