Ellis Trail

Where To Go: Ellis Trail | Stay The Trail

Routt County, Colorado

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.

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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Trail System Maps & GPS Files

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Area Trails

Trail NameTrail WidthLength*
ADAMS CREEKATV1.44
BEARS EARSATV13.09
CRANE PARKATV0.65
ELKHORNATV0.55
ELKHORNATV4.6
ELKHORNATV0.5
ELKHORNATV4.9
ELKHORN4X41.3
ELKHORN4X42.8
ELKHORN4X40.8
ELLISATV4.22
FARWELL CONNECTORMotorcycle0.97
FARWELL MTNATV2.75
FARWELL MTNMotorcycle1.45
GRIZZLYATV0.35
HAHNS PEAKMotorcycle1.4
HAREATV2.5
INDEPENDENCE CREEKMotorcycle3.32
KIDS LOOPMotorcycle0.71
LOST PARKATV0.46
MAIN FORKATV0.64
MANZANARESATV8.37
NIPPLE PEAKMotorcycle6.2
NIPPLE PEAKATV4
PIONEERATV1.9
PROSPECTORMotorcycle3.4
PROSPECTORMotorcycle6
SAND MOUNTAINMotorcycle1
SAWTOOTHATV0.3
WHISKEY CREEKMotorcycle8.7


*Trail lengths are not guaranteed to be accurate

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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.