Little Snake Field Office

Little Snake Field Office

The Little Snake Field Office administers 1.3 million acres of public and 1.1 million acres of subsurface minerals in Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco counties.

Field Office Spotlight:

Sand Wash Basin

The Sand Wash Basin is located northwest of Maybell, CO. The Basin is a large, scenic expanse of high desert country that is a destination for OHV enthusiasts. The area is also home to the world-renowned wild horse herd that can be viewed throughout most of the year.

Emerald Mountain

This day-use only recreation area located near Steamboat Springs provides opportunities for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking in the summer as well as moderately challenging Nordic and back-country skiing in the winter. The trails within Emerald Mountain provide views of Mt. Werner, Sleeping Giant Mountain and other scenic icons of the Yampa Valley. A seasonal closure is in effect December 1 - June 30 to protect wintering and calving elk within the area south of Ridge Trail.


Kymm Gresset

Field Manager