Snowmobiling

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If your idea of a great time involves fast machines roaring through heaps of snow, check out our 255 miles of groomed trails with innumerable off-trail opportunities on wide-open ridges, rolling parks and steep climbs. Access to some of Colorado’s most scenic wintertime vistas (at 12,000+ feet) will take your breath away!

Kurt-Miller-winter-snowmobiling-pics13IT IS RECOMMENDED TO CONSULT LOCAL SOURCES CONCERNING DIRECTIONS AND TRAIL CONDITIONS BEFORE RIDING.
REMEMBER!!!!! NEVER RIDE OR SKI ALONE AND LEAVE RIDING LOCATION INFORMATION WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, OR WITH YOUR LODGE OWNER.

A FREE map is also available from both the Powder Busters and the Silver Thread Outdoor Club. The clubs  sponsors group rides throughout the season and loves new comers and visitors to the area to join them.  Please contact the club for more information.

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Most of the trails follow Forest Service roads and can be used in the winter by snowmobiles and cross country skiers.

PB1 - Willow Park/Del Norte Peak
Parks and Valleys are plentiful to play in and at close observation you will possibly see a variety of wildlife. Restroom and picnic tables available. Loops with PB2-Beaver Creek/Cross Creek
Elevation: 8,250- 12,400ft.

PB2 - Beaver Creek/Cross Creek
Parking is at far end of the reservoir, with restrooms. There is a possible 23 mile loop on FSR 359 for experienced ridersonly. Intercepts with PB1 for a 90 mile loop.
Elevation: 8,700 - 11,500 ft.

Kent-Miller-snow-mobile-Fox-Mountain-GroupPB3 - Fox Mountain/Park Creek Road
Trailhead is 3 miles up Park Creek Rd. 380. Eight miles to the end of the trail, large meadows at the top to play, return on same route.
Elevation: 11,530 ft.

PB4 - Pass Creek/Tucker Ponds
Trail is 13 miles, with meadows to play in at 7 miles. Several side trips that are not groomed. After the big meadow at 7 miles, the remaining 6 miles has side hills and is a steep winding trail not for beginners.
Also Recommended for Cross Country Skiing
Elevation: 9,200 - 11,380 ft.

Kurt-Miller-winter-snowmobiling-pics2PB5 - Big Meadows
Parking just off the highway. First stop is 2 miles in at the lake, good ice fishing, then continues for 13 more miles, mostly trail riding, some side trails and a few meadows.
Also Recommended for Cross Country Skiing
Elevation: 11,600 ft.

ST-330/329
Depending on show you may unload at the FS gate or trailer up 2 more miles to Elk Park. Follow trail for 6 miles to a 4 way jct. take the trail to the left, to reach Blowout Pass, and up to Bennett Peak for high marking.

ST-603
Parking is variable either down low or driving all the way up to the radio tower on Aqua Ramon. The top of the trail is Rincon Ridge with lots of areas to play in.

ST-610
Parking depends upon snow conditions. Once you get to the top there are numerous trails and meadows to ride in and on.

ST-612
This is a connection trail between ST-610 and ST-611.

Kent-Miller-Getting-Air-snow-mobilingST-613
This is a short trail between ST-610 and ST-612. Several places along the trail to practice jumps.

ST-625
This is a connecting trail between ST-630 and ST- 611, there is a park at the west end for riding.

ST-630
This is a connecting trail between ST-610 and ST-630 with lots of play areas.

Local Outdoor Clubs

The Silverthreaders and Powderbusters are diverse groups of locals, part-timers, and visitors that enjoy ATV riding, camping, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, skiing and motorcycling. Their many organized activities aim to preserve the multi-use of our magnificent outdoors and impart responsible recreation use. They organize weekly outings for hiking (3x’s per week), ATV/4x4 rides, snowmobile and snowshoeing.

Main Website: silverthreaders.org 
Photos/Blog: silverthreaders.blogspot.com  

Ask for a copy of thier recreation map from the Visitor Center

Consult local sources concerning directions and trail conditions before going out. Never enter the backcountry alone and always leave detailed information with someone.