Routt Access Trailhead

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

This recreation site is temporarily closed (no services provided) to encourage safe social distancing. The MBRTB continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and evaluate potential impacts and adjustments to recreation sites. Please remember to review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and focus on recreating safely while protecting yourself, Forest Service employees and our volunteers.


Primarily a river access point at the upstream end of Northgate Canyon and Platte River Wilderness. Open sagebrush area with rock outcroppings and scattered limber pine. Heavy use during peak river-running season (late April - early July) then otherwise moderate to light use.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets,Parking
Fees Free
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Special restrictions in Platte River Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Walden, Colorado
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Directions from Walden: Head north on Highway 125 for 13 miles to and intersection with Hwy 125 and Hwy 127. Take the left turn on Hwy 125. Drive approximately 4 miles and take the right hand turn at the sign for the Routt Access Trailhead. Drive 1/4 mile to the trailhead and river access area.

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