Area Status: Open
Trail #1105. This trail enters the Sarvis Creek Wilderness. Please know regulations and practice “Leave No Trace.”
This trail provides horse and hiking access into a primitive area. Those hiking can expect to meet horses on heavy use weekends and during Colorado Big Game Season.
From the east end of the state wildlife area, this trail begins its ascent on the side of a spruce covered hill overlooking Sarvis Creek. You will pass through stands of aspen and enter dense spruce-fir at an elevation of 7,800 feet (mile 1.2). The trail levels out until crossing Sarvis Creek.
At mile 2.6, you will encounter a rocky area where the creek runs underground for several hundred yards. The trail ascends again, passing through a series of small parks along the stream’s edge.
At mile 7.5 the trail finally leaves the main drainage, crosses lodgepole pine covered hills and connects with Buffalo Park and Forest Road 100.
Named after the Sarvis Timber Company’s logging operations, historic log flumes and homesteading cabins are visible in several locations.
At a Glance
||Big game hunting season
||At west portal
West Portal: from Yampa follow state highway 131 north for 8 miles to county road 14. Follow 14 east for 4 miles to county road 18 at Stagecoach State Park entrance. Follow 18 for 3.2 miles to trailhead at Sarvis Creek State Wildlife Area.
East Portal: from Yampa follow state highway 131 south for 9.3 miles to state highway 134. Follow 134 east for 11 miles to Forest Road 250. Follow 250 north for 9 miles to Forest Road 100. Follow 100 north for 8.5 miles to the trailhead.