East Fork Trail #1119

  

East Fork trail

East Fork/Trail # 1119.  This trail is the main north/south trail heading into the Flat Tops Wilderness with several trails spurring off it. It receives moderate to high use for it provides dazzling scenery, access to lakes in close proximity with good fisheries and popular hunting sites.

This trail is managed by the Yampa Ranger District.

Starting at the southern access point at Stillwater Reservoir the trail goes along the north side of the reservoir. At mile 0.8 there is a registration/information board and the split-off of Trail #1120. From here the trail turns north and reaches the Flat Tops Wilderness boundary at mile 1.0, then passes Little Causeway Lake at mile 1.6.

The trail climbs among talus slopes and traverses a large bowl of switchbacks to the Bear River/Williams Fork watersheds divide at mile 2.3. A steep side trail ascends to the Devil's Causeway.

Continuing on Trail #1119 the trail descends quickly and reaches Causeway Lake at mile 5.7. Round Lake and  Trail #1116 are at mile 7.0. From here the trail descends, then crosses and follows the East Fork of the Williams Fork River, intersecting Trail #1117 at mile 8.9. Further on you recross the river and climb to rejoin Trail #1116 at mile 11.6. Heading down valley, Trail #1172 is at mile 13.0, the Wilderness Boundary at mile 13.4 and the end of the trail at Pyramid Guard Station at mile 15.7.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This area is only reachable seasonally, generally Memorial Day weekend through mid October. Before planning your trip, call the Yampa Ranger Station for current snow melt conditions. 970-638-4516 This area is only reachable seasonally, generally Memorial Day weekend through mid October. Before planning your trip, call the Yampa Ranger Station for current snow melt conditions. 970-638-4516  
Area Amenities: Parking
Usage: Light-Medium
Busiest Season: Summer and Colorado Big Game Season
Closest Towns: Yampa, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet at both trailheads
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

 

Southern access: follow County Road 7 west from Yampa to Forest Road 9, 6.4 miles. Continue on FR 9 for 8.6 miles to trailhead parking at Stillwater Reservoir. 

 

Northern access: from Yampa, follow County Road 17 north for 5.0 miles to CR 132. Follow 132 west, 3.4 miles, where road enters Forest and becomes  FR 16. Follow 16 to trailhead parking opposite Pyramid Guard Station, 18.0 miles.


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