Silver Creek Trail #1106


Silver creek

Trail #1106.  This trail enters the Sarvis Creek Wilderness . Please know regulations and practice “Leave No Trace.”  The trail provides excellent primitive hiking opportunities.  

Silver Creek Trail is managed by the Yampa Ranger District and is located in the Gore Range.

The trail begins its ascent on private land.  Please respect the property owners’ rights.  At mile .10  the trail enters the National Forest.  Please keep the gate closed.  

The first 0.8 miles is a steady climb among rock outcrops, scattered oak brush and Ponderosa pine. At the top of the ridge, at an elevation of 8,680 feet, is an excellent view of Morrison Creek. 

The trail levels out and vegetation begins to change to Lodgepole pine/Douglas fir forest.  The river is some 700 feet below.  At mile 2.2 you can view rapids and sheer rock cliffs. 

The trail continues with little elevation change until it crosses Silver Creek at mile 3.6.  From there it follows the stream up to the headwaters at Buffalo Park. 

The trail continues on an old logging road to the eastern trailhead.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open seasonally. Managed by the Yampa Ranger District. 970-638-4516
Fees Free
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Yampa, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: USFS

General Information


#1: West Portal - Follow State Highway 131 north, 8 miles from Yampa to County Road 14. Follow 14 east, 3.2 miles to County Road 16 at Stagecoach Reservoir. Follow 16, 7 miles south to trailhead.

#2: East Portal – Follow State Highway 131 south, 9.3 miles from Yampa to State Highway 134. Follow 134 east, 11.0 miles to Forest Road 250. Follow 250, 9.0 miles north to Forest Road 100. Follow 100 4.0 miles north to trailhead.


Parking is limited. 

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