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Dry Fork Loop

Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Length: Approximately 12 miles
Usage: All non-motorized
System: High country
Connections: Colorado Trail; Hofheins

Popular among mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers and horseback riders, Dry Fork Loop is a popular singletrack trail that starts at the cattle guard on the west side of the parking area. Climb about 1 mile to a split and turn left. The next 3-4 miles is a pleasant climb through pine, scrub oak and eventually, stands of aspen. At the top of the climb turn right onto the Colorado Trail and climb a bit more. This 3-4 mile section is rolling then mostly downhill until it reaches the junction with Hofheins Connection. Take a right on Hofheins and mostly descend for several miles until a creek crossing and a short climb. You will soon come upon your first trail junction; take a left here and descend back down to the parking area and the start of the route.

Getting There

From town take 160 west turn right on Lightner Creek Road and follow on Dry Fork Road onto the dirt where obvious Dept of Wildlife signs are present. Take one more right at the split toward Silver Mountain Ranch and a final left at the split away from Silver Mountain Ranch. This parking area is the start of the Dry Fork Loop.



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