LEGEND 70K Groomed Nordic Ski Trails Classic X-C Skiing & · PDF file 2017. 1....
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Note: All routes on Forest Service roads are generally gradual uphill ascents with downhill slopes on the return. They are rated Intermediate for that reason. Beginners should be aware of the required ability to control speed on these routes. All skiers, especially those who choose to go off the road route, should have navigation skills and backcountry/ avalanche gear. Always let someone know where you are going and when to expect you back.
Williams Creek Reservoir. Williams Creek Reservoir. North on Piedra Rd (CR600 then 631) 22 mi. Turn right on Williams Creek Rd (CR 640), parking on the right. Multi-use area. Fairly flat, good for beginners, excellent views. Not groomed.
Turkey Springs Trails. North on Piedra Rd (CR 600) 6.5 mi. Go ¼ mi beyond N. Pagosa junction & cross cattle guard. Parking is on the left. You may encounter snowmobiles on some trails. 15K Groomed multi-use area by Trail Blazer Snowmobile Club. Groomed Fat Bike trails.
Fourmile Road (FS 645) and Plumtaw Road (FS 634). From downtown, go N onto Lewis St, immediate left onto N. 5th St, becomes Fourmile Rd (CR 400). Go 6.5 mi. to trailhead. Roadside parking. Some commercial snowmobile operations. Connect with McManus/E. Toner trail-head. Groomed by Trail Blazer Snowmobile Club. 36K.
Jackson Mountain (FS 037). 7 miles NE on Hwy 160. Park on shoulder. Popular snowmobile area. Some commercial snowmobile operations. Intermediate, 13K.
East Fork Trail(FS 667). Enjoyable route for one or several miles. Parallels the East Fork of the San Juan River. 8 miles to the historic Silver Falls Guard Station. Please stay on road as it passes thru private property. This area sees significant snowmobile use. Groomed occasionally by the Wolf Creek Trail Blazers snowmobile club which, when groomed, can provide a quality distance ski. 23K.
Fall Creek Road (FS 039). 19 miles NE on Hwy 160. Popular ski route climbs gradually for 5.5K. Great early and late season snow conditions. Ocassionally groomed for XC skiing. Increased avalanche potential. 11K round trip.
Wolf Creek Rd (FS 725). 20.8 mi NE on Hwy 160. There are three forest access points along approximately three miles of Hwy 160 with some fairly open, moderate terrain in this area. Views are spectacular. Groomed for multi-use. Popular snowmobile area. Skiers typically use Lobo Overlook. Increased avalanche potential. 11K.
Wolf Creek Pass/Lobo Overlook. 23 miles northeast on Hwy 160 to the pass. South side of hwy is multi-use area with some commercial snowmobile operations. Go ¼ mi further east to Lobo Overlook for non-motorized area (except on Forest Rd). Parking on north side of hwy. A variety of terrain can be accessed from this point. Wolfcreek Avalanche School provides a free beacon practice park here also.Increased avalanche potential. Backcountry terrain. Intermediate to Advanced.
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Pagosa Springs Area Winter Recreation Trails
Alberta Park Nordic Trails
15 Coyote Hill Nordic Trails
Coyote Hill Groomed Nordic Trails. Great family & beginner area with 3 levels of loops. North on Piedra Rd (CR 600) 6.5 mi. Go ¼ mi beyond N. Pagosa junction & cross cattle guard. Trailhead parking on right. 14K Groomed Nordic trails by Pagosa Ranger District. Walkers & snowshoers prohibited on groomed trails. Snowmobiles prohibited on Coyote Hill. Ability level signs mark the trails.
West Fork Groomed Nordic Trails. 15 mi. northeast on Hwy 160 to West Fork Rd. (#648) on left just before Treasure Falls turnout. Go ¼ mi to end of plowed road. Stay on Forest Svc Rd for mostly flat track. Continue beyond the 2nd bridge to Rainbow trailhead for uphill workout or proceed to the left to access a keyhole loop of fun terrain. 15K Groomed Nordic trails in beautiful setting.
7 Alberta Park Groomed Nordic Trails. Located at Wolf Creek Ski Area 23 miles east of Pagosa Springs on Hwy 160. Parking at end of Tranquility parking lot. FirstK is downhill to Alberta Meadows (Beginners need speed control here) where a 4K loop circles natural meadows. An add’l 6K loop winds down to Alberta Reservoir (Beginners need speed control here) with a gradual uphill back to Alberta Lift area. These trails are compliments of Wolf Creek Ski Area; no fee. Allow time to complete tour before dark. Not patrolled; take a friend. 10K Groomed Nordic trails.
Trail Etiquette Groomed X-C Ski trails are for X-C Skiers use only, PLEASE. Snowshoes, fat-tire bikes and walking can damage the ski trail surface. We recommend using the following Groomed Multi-Use Winter trails for these activities: Turkey Springs, East Fork, Plumtaw, Four Mile, McManus, Jackson, Porcupine, and Nipple Mountain. New this season, the Turkey Springs trailhead (opposite Coyote Hill Trailhead) will be groomed for Fat Tire Bikes. If you must utilize groomed ski trails for portions of your outing, PLEASE use the edge of the trail opposite of the set ski tracks and PLEASE do not use the middle of the trail n Respect other trail users. n Yield the right of way to the downhill and slower skiers. n Call out when overtaking other skiers, make them aware. n Do not obstruct a trail or stop where you are not visible. n Pack out your garbage. n Keep your friendly dog under control and remove messes from trail. n Trails are not patrolled, assume your own risk.
Trail Map Information n Use a topo map for navigation. n Trails shown are general locations and may change due to snow
conditions. n Icy conditions can exist. n Trail distances are approximated in kilometers. n Some areas are multi use, you may encounter snowmobiles.
Cloman Groomed Nordic Trails . NEW this year. Located 2 miles north on Piedra Road, then 1.5 miles on Cloman Blvd, past the airport entrance to the end of the road. Groomed trails for Cross Country Skiing Use ONLY. 2km dog friendly loop and a 8km non-canine loop on private property. Trail use donation or Nordic Club membership requested. Groomed 10km.
West Fork Nordic Trails
L E G E N D 70K Groomed Nordic Ski Trails Classic X-C Skiing & Skate Skiing /100 Miles Groomed Multi-Use Winter Trails Nordic Skiing
Easiest, Mostly Flat
More Diffi cult
Most Diffi cult, Steep Hills
Level of Trail Diffi culty
Laverty Ranch Groomed Nordic Trails. NEW this year. Located 1 mile east of Town on Hwy 160 at the San Juan Veterinary Clinic. Please park in trailhead parking lot and not the business lot. Cross Country Skiing Use ONLY. Private property. Trail use donation or Nordic Club membership requested. Groomed 10km.
Yamaguchi Park Groomed Nordic Track. From downtown, go south on Hot Springs Blvd past Town Hall. Right on Apache St, left on S. 5th St and 2 blocks to parking on left. 1K Groomed Nordic track loop provides flat conditions, with the gazebo alongside the river providing a great family area and a perfect lunch-time workout spot. Possible expansion behind high school in 2017
Reservoir Hill. NOT Recommended for Beginners due to slope & need for speed control. From downtown, go south on Hot Springs Blvd, left on San Juan St, public parking on left. Walk up hill to trailhead. (Beginners try Yamaguchi Park.)