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Location: Beginning: T7N, R85W; Ending: T9N, R84W, Section 11, In Routt National Forest, NW of Steamboat Springs on Co. Rd. 129.
In Routt National Forest, NW of Steamboat Springs on Co. Rd. 129.
Drive on US Highway 40 West of Steamboat Springs for 2 miles. Turn north and stay on Elk River Road for 5 miles.
Swamp Park National Recreation Trail is 20.6 miles long (one way), backcountry type trail that is frequented by hikers, equestrians, and bikers especially from April to September. It is moderately difficult but interestingly long and serene with light to moderate traffic. The trail traverses from South Fork of the Elk River Road to Elk Park, crossing Elk River, Big Creek and Mad Creek drainage's along the way.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil
Average Grade: 12%
Maximum Grade: 30%
Elevation Low Point: 6,760
Elevation High Point: 9,600
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
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US Forest Service
925 Weiss Dr.
Steamboat Springs , CO 80487 -9315
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