LOCAL OFF-ROAD TRAILS
Vail Pass is by far one of the area’s top winter destinations, offering beautiful snow-covered scenic views from atop Machinegun Ridge, as well as attractions such as Shrine Bowl. Looking for a full day experience? Take a ride down Shrine Pass Rd. to Red Cliff for a bite to eat at Mango’s Mountain Grill with gorgeous scenery all the way down the trail. You will need to purchase a USFS day use permit for $10.00 per person to access these trails, there is a shack located at the entrance to the parking lot where these can be purchased.
Rabbit Ears Pass
Rabbit Ears Pass is a great option located 75-90 minutes north of Silverthorne. This is a great multiday option as there are numerous accommodations within 10-20 minutes of Rabbit Ears Pass. Rabbit Ears pass offers an unlimited amount of terrain where you will see everything from snow covered fields to steep sheered cliffs. Rabbit Ears landmark is a photo opportunity well worth the drive.
Montezuma, CO offers some of the fastest access to the best views in the county. From Deer Creek trailhead you quickly climb through the trees up the valley walls to Whale Peak offering a magnificent view overlooking Breckenridge ski slopes in one direction, and Red Cone in the other. Break out the cameras for this photo opportunity.
Vail Pass isn’t only a fantastic winter destination, but also a great summer access to point to many must-do’s. Take a ride down Shrine Pass Rd. to Red Cliff for a bite to eat at Mango’s Mountain Grill, or you can make your way up to Camp Hale for some fishing, hiking, or even a history tour.
Spring Creek trailhead is located 30 minutes north of Silverthorne and can offer access to a number of great adventures. You could make a full day trip to Radium Hot Springs or drive up to the top of Spring Creek where you can then hike to the top of Elliot’s Ridge for breathtaking views looking back over Green Mountain Reservoir, as well as Sheephorn Basin in the opposite direction.
Tiger Road is a widely used access point for 4×4 enthusiast from all around. Offering a large parking area and access to many trails such as Georgia Pass, North Fork, and Middle Fork you’re sure to find a full day worth of adventure.
Williams Peak is a great half day trail that will take you up in the trees high above Green Mountain Reservoir, offering gorgeous views of the Gore Range backing up behind the reservoir.
Wolford OHV Trail
Wolford OHV Trail system runs alongside Wolford Reservoir offering you lake access for fishing, swimming, or paddle boarding. From this trail system you can also access the town of Kremmling for fuel, food, or restrooms as the town of Kremmling allows OHV on all town roads (not allowed on the highway).