Lynx Pass Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo of Lynx Pass campground

DESCRIPTION: Located in the Gore Pass area on the Routt National Forest between the towns of Kremmling, CO and Yampa, CO off of CO 134. While some campgrounds on the district offer vista views, Lynx Pass Campground hosts 11 campsites, which are surrounded in lodgepole pine offering plenty of shade, with a secluded and primitive feel and nearby access to the Sarvis Creek and Silver Creek Wilderness area just a short drive away and a trailhead authorized for biking and ATV/OHV use leaving from the Lynx Pass Campground as well as other trails authorized for bicycles.

-Potable water
-One vault toilet
-Picnic tables and fire grates at each camp site


(ATV/OHVs greater than 50 inches in width are not allowed on Forest Service ATV trails.)

Morrison-Divide Trail #1174 (also known as Muddy Pass)
This trail can be accessed from the campground and offers a one-way 13.3 mile trail that heads north along Green Ridge. The Muddy Slide is an inspiring geological feature near the halfway point of the trail. Riders can return to the Lynx Pass trailhead via CR 16 for a 20 mile loop, or return back on the Morrison-Divide Trail #1174 for an out and back ride. (See more details for this trail by clicking the recreation, then the OHV/ATV tab from homepage)

#1174 Morrison-Divide Trail (See information for this trail above)

Teepee Creek Loop: To get to this trail, follow Forest Service Road 270 going 1/4 mile south to Forest Service Road 263. Follow Forest Service Road 263 for 1.9 miles to the Teepee Creek Trail and then follow the trail for 1 mile back to Forest Service Road 263.

Shoe and Stocking: Follow Forest Service Road 270 south for 2.5 miles to Forest Service Road 275. Take 275 for 2 miles. Cross Highway 134 and follow the Shoe and Stocking Trail for 3.4 miles. (Parking is also available at the trailhead along CO 134). Follow NFSR 225 and 206 for 2.4 miles back to CO 134, and then 2.7 miles on Forest Service Road 270 back to the starting point.

Rock Creek Trail Loop: Follow Forest Service Road 270 for 1/4 mile south to Forest Service Road 263 for 5.12 miles to Forest Service Road 272 another 1.5 miles to the Rock Creek Trail. Follow this trail for 4.4 miles. This trail connects with Forest Service Road 268 for 2.1 miles until reaching the Teepee Creek Trail. Follow this single track for 4 miles back to the trailhead on Forest Service Road 263 for a 16.2 mile loop.

Fire bans can go into effect at anytime. Please check with the Yampa Ranger Station just prior to your travel to find out if there are any current fire restrictions or bans by calling 970-638-4516.

From Yampa, go 11 miles south on CO 131, just past Toponas, veer left onto CO 134 towards Kremmling. Go 9 miles east on CO 134, then take a left on Forest Service Road 270 where you will see a sign for Lynx Pass. At mile 3 on Forest Service Road 270 you will pass a very small lake (Lagunta Lake) and a Vault toilet to the right, stay on Forest Service Road 270 until you see the entrance to the campground.  



At a Glance

Operational Hours: Due to the winter snow, this campground is generally accessible as early as Memorial Day until mid October. You can expect "spring like conditions" of moisture, patches of snow and mud typically until early-mid June. For current snow melt conditions, call the Yampa Ranger Station at 970-638-4516
HOURS: M-F, 8am-5pm (closed holidays and weekends)
Reservations: No reservations. Sites are first come, first serve basis.
Rentals & Guides: Call Yampa Ranger District for a list of local outfitter guides for hunting and horseback riding in the area.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $10/night per site ($5 per additional Vehicle after one vehicle)
Permit Info: No permit required to camp or hike
Open Season: As early as Memorial Day, varies with snow conditions - Mid October or until freezing occurs
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Yampa, CO
Kremmling, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Composting Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service Yampa Ranger District
Information Center: The Yampa Ranger Station/Visitor Center is located downtown Yampa off CO 131 at 300 Roselawn Ave and is open M-F 8-5pm and also has a kiosk with MVUM maps and brochures for afterhours.

General Information

Directions: From Yampa, go 11 miles south on CO 131, 9 miles east on CO 134 , then 3 miles north on Forest Road 270.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites11 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone


Picnic tables
Drinking water
Tent camping
Camping trailer
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