Dunckley Pass Winter/Hiking Trails Trailhead


Near Dunckley trailhead

This trailhead is the access point for the following hiking/ski/snowshoe trails: Aspen Flats Loop, Spronks Creek Loop, Chapman Cut-off Loop, Crosho Lake Trail, the Long Run and the Bench. The level of these trails are considered easy to moderate and are lined with Aspen trees. The shortage loop on this trail is the Aspen Flats Loop and takes approximately 1.5hrs to complete the entire loop by snowshoe.

More on the the trail descriptions for each of these can be found on this website or by stopping into the Yampa Ranger Station.   view map

Please Note:
Locating the trailhead can be tricky. Coming from Yampa, you'll drive 11 miles, and then you'll reach where Dunckley Pass is closed. At the closure, make a U-turn and drive slowly until you see the trail head sign on your right, (it sits off the road a few hundred feet and can be easy to miss) Once you see it, park on the side of the road, and you can begin your hike here at the winter trails sign. 20 mins into your hike you will come across a gate, go around the gate and continue your hike. (this gate is to ensure no motorized vehicles access the trail)

At a Glance

Operational Hours:  Open year round. Questions call the Yampa Ranger District 970-638-4516
Fees Free
Closest Towns: Yampa, Colorado
Water: No
Restroom: No

General Information


The trailhead is 11 miles from Yampa by following County Road 17 to County Road 132; 10 miles from Oak Creek by following County Road 25 to County Road 132; and 8 miles from Phippsburg by following County Road 15 to County Road 132.

From Steamboat Springs follow US 40 east to Hwy 131 south, proceed via Oak Creek, Phippsburg or Yampa.


Parking is available along the county road adjacent to the trailhead.

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Recreation Map

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Winter Sports

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