Big Meadows Trailhead

Area Status: Open

This is a Winter Trailhead for snowmobiling and Cross Country Skiers along US Highway 160.  The trail is a groomed over the snow trail to Big Meadows Reservoir and beyond along roads 410 and 430.  The trailhead is a plowed parking lot with some trails signs.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This is a winter recreation trailhead and is open from December through April for snowmobilers, cross country skiers, snow shoers.

It is groomed by a local club for both snowmobile and ski travel.

Operational Hours: Winter use from December through April

None Taken

Rentals & Guides:
Fees: No Fees
Permit Info:
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Best Season: Jan through March
Busiest Season: holidays and spring break
Restrictions: Snowmobiles must be registered with State Parks
Closest Towns: South Fork, Colorado
Water: No
Restroom: At Big Meadow on North Side of Dam
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Call 719-657-3321 for real-time conditions

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

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