Stillwater Trailhead


The Stillwater trailhead serves multiple trails leading into the Flat Tops Wilderness:

North Derby, Trail #1122: This trail begins by crossing over the dam and leads to Hooper and Keener Lakes and intersects with further trails on the White River National Forest.

East Fork Trail #1119:  This trail starts along the Bear River Trail #1120 and then forks off onto Trail #1119 about a mile from the trailhead.

The trailhead offers a small parking area with a vault toilet. Fishing is available at Stillwater Reservoir with a Colorado Fishing License. If hiking this area, one can expect a great deal of snow from October through late June due to its elevation. Hiking prior to late June will require any hiker to come well prepared for snow and wet and muddy conditions. Parking is very limited and parking in the campgrounds is not permitted without a paid campsite.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/22/2020 - Record usage is being seen in the area. Please note that parking is only allowed in the parking lot, and parking along the side of the road orĀ in nearby campgrounds without payment of fees is prohibited and subject to fines.
Operational Hours: Open seasonally, weather dependent.
Reservations: First come, first served.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Toilets,Parking
Fees Free
Open Season: June - November
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Yampa, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Information Center: Yampa Ranger District
(970) 638-4516
300 Roselawn Ave
Yampa, CO 80483

General Information


From Yampa, CO: Travel S/SW on Routt County Rd #7 approximately 7 miles to FDR 900. Travel another 10 miles on FDR 900 to the end of the road.

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Interpretive Site