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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Beall
An excellent singletrack climb up the backside of Emerald Mountain. Near Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Mad Creek Trail
Fast and scenic trail that gets better the higher you go. Near Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Mad Creek / Red Dirt Loop
A nice varied loop not far from town, even closer to the Hot Springs, with good scenery and flow. Near Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Hot Spring Trail
Beautiful trail along Hot Springs Creek that ends at hot springs! Near Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Ridge
An exciting descent on the backside of Emerald Mountain. Near Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Madhouse Trail
A less-good alternative to the Mad Creek Trail. Near Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Elkhead Mountains Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 40.77434, -107.32223 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: MountainManny on Jun 18, 2013
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Description 

The Elkhead Mountains are a mountain range in Colorado. The mountain range is considered to be low altitude within Colorado as the mountains are under 11,000 feet (3,400 m).

Located within Routt and Moffat Counties, the mountain range is far from metropolitan areas and has few lakes and streams, so it attracts few visitors.

The mountain range is a volcanic range and all of the peaks were formed by volcanic action. The mountain range extends approximately 16 miles east to west and 10 miles north to south, and its center is located at 40.77404°N 107.32132°W (Coordinates: 40.77404°N 107.32132°W), approximately 20 miles northeast of Craig and north of Hayden, Colorado 13 miles south of the Wyoming border.

Almost all of the peaks within the Elkhead Mountains are a part of Routt National Forest.

Significant peaks are: Bear's Ears, Sugar Loaf, Saddle Mountain, Black Mountain, Pilot Knob, and Meaden Peak.

Getting There 

The mountain range extends approximately 16 miles east to west and 10 miles north to south, and its center is located at 40.77404°N 107.32132°W (Coordinates: 40.77404°N 107.32132°W), approximately 20 miles northeast of Craig and north of Hayden, Colorado 13 miles south of the Wyoming border.

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