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Ellis Trail

Routt County, Colorado

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The Ellis Trail has been around for some time and is a popular trail in northern Colorado. It offers great scenery and a little bit of challenge for every level of rider. The nearby Ellis Jeep Trail (Red Park Road) is close to 14 miles long and has a number of wet sections so plan for a full day.

Popular Trails in This Area

Ellis (1155)
Big Red Park
Red Park Road (500)

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How To Get There

From Steamboat Springs: Head northwest out of town on Lincoln Ave. Continue for approx 1.8 miles to Co Rd 129/Elk River Rd. Turn north on Co Rd 129/Elk River Rd and continue for approx 29.7 miles to Fsh 505/US Forest Service Rd 550. Turn east on Fsh 505/US Forest Service Rd 550 and follow for approx 3.7 miles to Forest Service Rd 409, turn south to access trails.

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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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