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Willow Creek / Snyder Creek

Jackson County, Colorado

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This trail system near Rand consists mostly of loops of intermediate level singletrack. The trails to the northeast are predominantly easy with a few short intermediate sections. The southwestern trails are mostly intermediate with a few moderately difficult sections.

Popular Trails in This Area

Willow Creek (1226, 1226.1A, 1226.1B, 1226.1C, 1226.1D, 1226.1E)
Snyder Creek (1227)
Illinois Pass (1228)

Detailed Description

Good Map: Trails Illustrated #115 "Rand and Stillwater Pass"

1226: rocky single and dual track through woods with higher elevation

1227: rocky single and dual track through woods with lower elevation

1228: rocky single and dual track

This trail system has many different loops and sections of mainly intermediate trails in the Rand and Gould area. The trails immediately to the east of Colorado Highway 125 and north of FR 106 are predominantly easy with a few intermediate short sections. The sections to the west of 125 and south of 106 are mostly intermediate with a few moderately difficult sections. The trails south of Gould and north of County Road 21 are split between some intermediate sections and some advanced sections. This trail system has something for everyone.

This trail system has many different loops and sections of mainly intermediate trails in the Rand and Gould area. The trails immediately to the east of Colorado Highway 125 and north of FR 106 are predominantly easy with a few intermediate short sections. The sections to the west of 125 and south of 106 are mostly intermediate with a few moderately difficult sections. The trails south of Gould and north of County Road 21 are split between some intermediate sections and some advanced sections. This trail system has something for everyone.

This trail system has many different loops and sections of mainly intermediate trails in the Rand and Gould area, but this trail system truly has something for everyone, with varied riding opportunities.

This trail system near Rand consists mostly of loops of intermediate level singletrack. The trails to the northeast are predominantly easy with a few intermediate short sections. The southwestern trails are mostly intermediate with a few moderately difficult sections.

How To Get There

From Walden: Head South on Main Street and Follow CO-125 south out of town about 27 miles. Turn Right at Forest Service Rd 106.

From Granby: Head West on Agate Ave (US-40) about 3 miles. Turn Right on CO-125. Follow about 26 miles north. Turn Left at Forest Service Rd 106.

From Gould: Head SW on JCR 21 about 3 miles. Parking near Pines Campground. Trailhead for 1227.

Trail System Photos

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old homestead
two track
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Glen Akins takes a break from riding on the Snyder Creek trail system.

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Trail System Information

Location is:

Unspecified

Nearest City:

Rand, Walden, Gould

Difficulty:

7 - 8

Distance:

66.9 miles

Time:

4 hours

Elevation:

8500 to 10500 feet

Best For:

Motorcycle

Motorcycle

Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.

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Trail System Maps and GPS Files

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MVUM

RMB_Parks_2012.pdf

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM)

Parks Ranger District

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20030803_calamity_pass_enduro.gpx

20030803_calamity_pass_enduro.gpx

GPS Exchange File (270.5." KB)

60+ miles of linked single and dual track trails.

NCTR

20100703_snyder_creek_1226.gpx

20100703_snyder_creek_1226.gpx

GPS Exchange File (282.5." KB)

52 miles of interconnected singletrack and dirt roads.

NCTR

FS_MBRNF_SnyderWillowCreekTrails.jpg

FS_MBRNF_SnyderWillowCreekTrails.jpg

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SnyderCreekMvumInset2009.kmz

SnyderCreekMvumInset2009.kmz

Google Earth File (658.0." KB)

2009 MVUM Willow Creek / Snyder Creek Inset. May be used with Google Earth and select Garmin GPS units.

SnyderCreekMvumInset2010.kmz

SnyderCreekMvumInset2010.kmz

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2010 MVUM Willow Creek / Snyder Creek Inset. May be used with Google Earth and select Garmin GPS units.