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Swamp Park Trail

The Swamp Park Trail features beautiful landscapes along a creek and into Mount Zirkel Wilderness which covers almost half the trail’s length.

photo: Pedaling old school singletrack near Steamboat Springs. Photo by Singletracks.com/Greg Heil.

Length: 18.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash

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Location: Beginning: T7N, R85W; Ending: T9N, R84W, Section 11, In Routt National Forest, NW of Steamboat Springs on Co. Rd. 129.
In Routt National Forest, NW of Steamboat Springs on Co. Rd. 129.
State(s): Colorado
Counties: Routt
Longitude: -106.82629
Latitude: 40.75054

Driving Directions

Drive on US Highway 40 West of Steamboat Springs for 2 miles. Turn north and stay on Elk River Road for 5 miles.

Description

Swamp Park National Recreation Trail is 20.6 miles long (one way), backcountry type trail that is frequented by hikers, equestrians, and bikers especially from April to September. It is moderately difficult but interestingly long and serene with light to moderate traffic. The trail traverses from South Fork of the Elk River Road to Elk Park, crossing Elk River, Big Creek and Mad Creek drainage's along the way.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 12%
Maximum Grade: 30%
Elevation Low Point: 6,760
Elevation High Point: 9,600
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Dan McIntyre
US Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 -9315
(970) 870-2160
dmcintyre@fs.fed.us

Information contact:
Visitor Information services
US Forest Service
925 Weiss Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 -9315
(970) 879-1870
r2_mbr_vis@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr

 

Photos

Pedaling old school singletrack near Steamboat Springs. Photo by Singletracks.com/Greg Heil.

Pedaling old school singletrack near Steamboat Springs. Photo by Singletracks.com/Greg Heil.

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