Willow Creek and Snyder Creek Trail System

AKA: Michigan River Winter Parking AreaRoutt National Forest, Parks Ranger District, Owl Mountain, Illinois Pass Ditch Trail, Parkview Mountain, Haystack Mountain, Pines Campground, Aspen Campground, South Fork Michigan River, Illinoise River, Routt National

Summary


Willow Creek and Snyder Creek Trail System has around 100 miles of trails that range from easy forest service roads to technical single track with stream crossings, mud holes and boulders. There are multiple trailheads and a couple campgrounds that offer direct trail access. Most of the harder single track loops can be accessed at the Snyder Creek, Willow Creek and Illinois Pass Trailheads while the easier trails can be accessed at the Pines Campground.

{ Last know status: Closed | Approximate size: Unknown Mile(s) | Last updated: December 03, 2019 }

Terrain Experience Level


Expert
Some
Advanced
Some
Intermediate
Mostly
Beginner
Some

Terrain


Rhythm Section
Unknown
Roots
Unknown
Mud
Some
Sand
None
Jumps
None
Hill Climbs
Some
Hard Pack
Some
Gravle
Unknown
Large Loose Rocks
Some
Other Hazards
Some

Allowed Vehicles


Motorcycle
Allowed
ATV
Allowed
4x4
Allowed
SxS
Allowed
Snowmobile
Unknown

Details


Trail Maps

Trail map links from StayTheTrail.org


Map - pdf

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http://staythetrail.org/docs.ashx?id=270780


Map - kmz

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http://staythetrail.org/docs.ashx?id=270777


Map - JPG

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http://staythetrail.org/docs.ashx?id=271759


Map - JPG

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http://staythetrail.org/docs.ashx?id=271758

Nearest City

Nearest city to Willow Creek and Snyder Creek Trail System is Gould, Colorado


Google Map

View Gould, CO on Google Maps

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https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gould%2C+CO

Spark Arrestor

A spark arrestor or exhaust cap is required

Noise Limit

Limit of: 96 db

Open Dates

june 15 - december 1

Fee for camping

Tent: $10.00, RV: $10.00, Additional vehicle: $0.00 aspen and pines campground fees

FS

Routt National Forest - Parks Ranger District 100 Main Street Walden, CO 80480 (970) 723-8204


www.fs.usda.gov

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http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbr/about-forest/districts/?cid=fswdev3_008663

DNR

Colorado State Parks - Registration Unit 13787 South Highway 85 Littleton, CO 80125 (303) 791-1920 [email protected]


cpw.state.co.us

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http://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/RegistrationsOHV.aspx

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Trail Information: Michigan River Winter Parking Area

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Snowmobile unloading for riding in the Gould area.

{ Last know status: Open | Approximate size: Unknown Mile(s) | Last updated: September 03, 2016 }

Terrain Experience Level


Unknown

Terrain


Rhythm Section
Unknown
Roots
Unknown
Mud
Unknown
Sand
Unknown
Jumps
Unknown
Hill Climbs
Unknown
Hard Pack
Unknown
Gravle
Unknown
Large Loose Rocks
Unknown
Other Hazards
Unknown

Allowed Vehicles


Motorcycle
Unknown
ATV
Unknown
4x4
Unknown
SxS
Unknown
Snowmobile
Allowed

Trail Points

Known points on this trail


Trail Start

Starting point for Michigan River Winter Parking Area

Fee

No site fee; current Colorado ATV/OHV/Snowmobile registration required.

Forest Service Links


Forest Service Page

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http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mbr/recarea/?recid=22984

Directions

Directions from Walden: Head east on HWY 14 for 22 miles to Gould. Take County Road 21 (Forest Road 740) south for 1 1/2 miles to the Michigan River Winter Parking Area located on the left hand side of the road.

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