Snowmobiling in Clear Creek County


Snowmobiling in Clear Creek County

Please pay special attention to ALL Avalanche warnings or contact the Colorado Avalanche Information Center by calling (970) 482-0457 or (303) 499-9650.

Below are a few recommended locations for snowmobiling in Clear Creek County. Maps are available at the Ranger Station in Idaho Springs (303) 567-3000.

Jones Pass Road Trail

DISTANCE: 6.5 miles one-way
ELEVATION / GAIN / LOSS: 1,200, start 10,400, end 11,600
LEVEL: advanced
AVALANCHE: Contact Colorado Avalanche Information Center: 970-482-0457
GETTING THERE: I-70 Empire Exit #232, take Hwy. 40 past Empire past Berthoud Falls, take a left at the Henderson Mine exit, go 2 miles to the mine and parking area, you will see signs for Jones Pass. After about ¼ mile, Butler Gulch Trail shoots off to your left. Parking is on Henderson Mine Property, please be respectful.
ABOUT: This route takes you on the crest of the Continental Divide and above tree line. It is a moderate to steep climb that takes you through trees on a narrow road.

Fall River Reservoir

DISTANCE: 3.2 miles one-way
ELEVATION / GAIN / LOSS: 1,600, start 9,200, end 10,800
LEVEL: Intermediate
GETTING THERE: I-70 to the Fall River Road exit #238. Take this road approximately 6 miles up to the 2nd switchback, veer off to the left of the 2nd switch back and enter the dirt road. Park to the east of this switchback. The trail follows the drainage.
ABOUT: You can see Mt. Flora, Mt. Eva and James Peak on the Continental Divide from this trail.

Stevens Gulch

DISTANCE: 4 miles one-way
ELEVATION / GAIN / LOSS: 2,400, start 9,000, end 11,400
LEVEL: Intermediate
GETTING THERE: I-70 to the Bakerville exit #221. Parking is on the south side of the interstate where the road begins.
NARRATIVE: There is quite a bit of private property so stay on the road and do not trespass. The road ends at the Grays Torreys Peak Trailhead.

For more information on snowmobiling around Colorado, please visit Colorado Snowmobile Association or the Snowmobiling Map produced by the Colorado Directory.