Flat Tops

Offroad Trails in Flat Tops

A Region within Colorado

The Flat Tops are a high-plateau mountain range in northwest Colorado. Its trail system spans the Routt and White River National Forests generally averaging a breathtaking (literally) 10,000 feet in elevation. With its vast expanse of rugged terrain, towering peaks, pristine alpine lakes, and lush forests, the Flat Tops provide an ideal playground for those with the itch to get outdoors. From overlanding to camping, from hiking to horseback riding, from hunting to fishing; this is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.

Vast networks of trails crisscross the landscape in the Flat Tops. These winding trails lead through dense forests, across lush meadows, past wildflowers and alpine lakes, and up to panoramic vistas. Popular entry points include Buford Road, Coffee Pot Road, and Transfer Trail. Most roads you will find along the Flat Tops, are generally easy to moderate in difficulty rating. Although, vehicle-swallowing mud holes do exist in the area and can challenge even the most prepared drivers. Winch points are sparse in the high-altitude environment and sometimes you won’t see another sole for miles. The Flat Tops are devoid of cell service, so visitors should come prepared to self-rescue.

Remote campsites along the Flat Tops offer a chance to disconnect from daily life and experience the beauty of the wilderness under the starlit sky. The Flat Tops are home to over 100 ponds and lakes in the area. It is not uncommon to find a campsite with your own peaceful fishing spot to relax and enjoy. And more than just fish, you are likely to encounter thriving wildlife including deer, elk, moose, black bears, and various bird species which makes the area ripe for photographers and hunters.

Whether you come for the camping, the fishing, the hiking, the photography, or the hunting, the Flat Tops of Colorado invites all its visitors to explore and connect with the pristine beauty of the natural world.

Top Reasons to Explore Here
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Flat Tops includes trail difficulties ranging from