Transfer Trail

4.7/5 (34 reviews)
The Transfer Trail, situated near Glenwood Springs, Colorado is the main overland route into the White River National Forest SE Flat Tops area. The road delivers you deep into the heart of meadows filled with wildflowers, thick forest of spruce, fir, pine and aspen trees and scenic lakes. Mixed in... Read More
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Highlights of Transfer Trail

Altitude Category Icon Altitude
Camping Category Icon Camping
Forest Category Icon Forest
Mud Category Icon Mud
Overland Category Icon Overland
Rock Category Icon Rock
Water Category Icon Water
Highest Elevation
10979 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
05/21 - 11/22
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
602
Nearest Town
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Services
Glenwood Springs
Management Agency
White River National Forest
District
Rifle Ranger District

Overview

The Transfer Trail, situated near Glenwood Springs, Colorado is the main overland route into the White River National Forest SE Flat Tops area. The road delivers you deep into the heart of meadows filled with wildflowers, thick forest of spruce, fir, pine and aspen trees and scenic lakes. Mixed into the experience are vistas of the distant Elk Mountains to the south, and No Name Creek when you find yourself at Windy Point overlook. This off-road route was originally part of the Ute Indian Trail System, then later became a toll road for the Hip Roof Saw Mill at Windy Point. A sheep farmer then bought the land and herded sheep in the area. The old road system connected through the Flat Tops to distant towns such as Meeker and Yampa. Although the Mill and much of the old road system is long gone, the Transfer Trail remains.

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1 Trail Concerns
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