The trail takes off east of NSFR 136. The first mile of trail is actually an old logging road. Just before the old logging road crosses Keyser Creek a single track emerges on the left and is signed for Bottle Pass. The beginning of the trail begins at a moderate grade on a long switchback that passes through an old timber sale area where the trail may occasionally be obscured. Bottle Pass Trail takes off from the Lake Evelyn Trail after approximately 1 mile. The trail gains elevation as it approaches Bottle Pass. The last half mile is quite steep. Hikers must proceed to the north, up and over Bottle Peak to arrive at Bottle Pass.
At a Glance
Most of the Bottle Pass Trail is located within Byers Peak Wilderness. Mechanized/motorized travel is prohibited. Do not camp or build campfires within 100 feet of developed trails or bodies of water. Pets must be under control at all times. Group size is limited to 12 people and/or livestock. Follow Leave No Trace principles.
Fraser, Winter Park
Sulphur Ranger District, 9 Ten Mile Drive, PO Box 10, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970-887-4100, Fax: 970-887-4111, Contact US
Follow County Road 3, .5 mile east of Pashall on Highway 40 or take County Road 15, 24 miles south of Kremmling on Highway 9. Follow either to County Road 32 (NFSR 139). Turn east onto County Road 32 and go 5 miles to NFSR 136 on the right. Take NFSR 136 four miles to Lake Evelyn and Bottle Pass TH. From Fraser take County Road 73 to NFSR 160.2 to NFSR 111.