Wolford Mountain Area Hiking

Wolford Mountain Area

Map of Wolford Hiking Trails

The public lands within the Wolford Mountain Area offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, wildlife viewing, picnicking, sightseeing, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping, and vehicle touring.

The area's existing network of primitive roads and trails has been established over many years by local ranchers, recreationists, cattle, and wildlife.  In January 2005, the Kremmling Field Office completed designations for the road and trail network, resulting in a system of route opportunities for travel by foot, horse, mountain bike, motorcycle, ATV and 4x4.

Each road and trail should be signed for the appropriate type of use; however if for some reason a route does not have a sign indicating the type of use allowed, then the route should be considered CLOSED.

Hiking in the Wolford Mountain Area

Wolford Mountain provides unrestricted hiking and jogging use throughout the area, with one mile of trail designated for foot travel only. A 2.3-mile motorcycle trail is closed to motorcycle use annually from September 16 to May 31 of the following year to provide for a 'quiet use' period for non-motorized users on the slopes and summit of Wolford Mountain.

Wolford Reservoir Trail:

Length of Hike: .22 miles

Type of Hike: Constructed hiking-only trail

Day Use Fee: None

Area Attraction: This trail goes down through sagebrush habitat to the Wolford Reservoir. Many fish can be found in the reservoir including cutbow trout, cutthroat trout, kokanee, rainbow trout, splake, and suckers.

Trail Head Location: Just over eight miles north of Kremmling on Hwy 40, turn east towards the Red Desert Overlook Day Use Area. The trailhead is on the right at the end of the road.

Muddy Creek Fishing Trail:

Length of Hike: .5 miles (one-way) along Muddy Creek

Type of Hike: Constructed hiking-only trail

Day Use Fee: None

Area Attraction: This trail provides hiking and fishing along Muddy Creek. Many fish can be found here including brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, and suckers.

Trail Head Location: Just under three miles north of Kremmling on Hwy 40 turn east on County Road 227. Go approximately .5 miles to a primative 4x4 road (not recommended for low clearance vehicles) on the left going down towards Muddy Creek. Once you get to the bottom of the hill (.5 miles) you will see a restroom. The trailhead is located next to the restroom.

Wolford Mountain Trail:

Length of Hike: 2.3 miles (one-way) over Wolford Mountain

Type of Hike: September 15-May 31 hiking and horseback riding, June 1-September 14 motorcycle, mountain bike, horseback and hiking

Day Use Fee: None

Area Attraction: This trail goes from sagebrush habitat up into timber. Fantastic views of the Gore Range and Wolford Reservoir can be seen on this trail.

Trail Head Location: Just east of Kremmling on Hwy 40, turn left on County Road 22. Go approximately one mile and turn left on County Road 224. Go approximately three miles till you see a sign on top of a carsonite named "Reservoir Overlook." Take a left and follow the primative 4x4 road until you see buck and rail fencing on the right side of the road (about .75 miles). Park here at the trailhead. 

For more information on Colorado Fishing Licenses: http://wildlife.state.co.us/fishing/