Dunckley Pass Winter/Hiking Trails Trailhead

Medicine Bow-Routt Nfs & Thunder Basin Ng, Near Meeker, Colorado

Dunckley Pass Winter/Hiking Trails Trailhead does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Dunckley Pass offers winter opportunities such as snowmobiling, Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding. To see where motorized vehicle use is authorized, see the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) for the districts you are interested in.

FREE DETAILED WINTER TRAIL MAP/BROCHURES: Available at the Yampa Ranger Station, or by calling to have one mailed to you at 970.638.4516.
These trail guide maps are also available in the kiosk outside of the Ranger Station after hours and on weekends.

The Winter Trails on Dunckley Pass are located 11 miles from downtown Yampa

This trailhead is the access point for the following hiking/ski/snowshoe trails: Aspen Flats Loop, Spronks Creek Loop, Chapman Cut-off Loop, Crosho Lake Trail, the Long Run and the Bench. The level of these trails are considered easy to moderate and are lined with Aspen trees. The shortest loop on this trail is the Aspen Flats Loop and takes approximately 1.5 hrs to complete the entire loop by snowshoe.

More on the trail descriptions for each of these routes can be found on this website or by stopping into the Yampa Ranger Station.   view map

Georeferenced map for Avenza here: Map

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Locating the snowshoe/cross country ski winter trailhead can easily be overlooked as the Trailhead sign sits slightly off the road, but begins just prior to the snowmobile parking staging area. Where the road ends, make a U-turn and drive approximately 50 yards until see the trail head sign to your right.  Here you can park and begin cross country skiing or snowshoeing. (no snowmobiles or ATVs allowed on this trail) 
*Shortly into your hike you will come across a gate, go around the gate and continue on the trail. (this gate is to ensure no motorized vehicles access the trail)