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Byers Peak

Winter Park, Colorado (Grand County)

Last Updated: 01/13/2019
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Status: Open
Typically Open: 06/15 - 11/15
Length: 12.4 miles
Highest Elevation: 9911 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Winter Park
Nearest Town w/ Services: Winter Park
Official Road Name: 148, 159, 160, 163, 164
Management Agency: Arapaho National Forest
District: Sulphur Ranger District
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Highlight: Byers Peak
The Byers Peak Trail is one of many routes that ultimately end at the hiking trailhead for Byers Peak. Numerous interconnecting 4WD roads provide plenty to explore, including beautiful forest views, streams and creeks. Byers Peak Trail is very close to Winter Park, and is accessible for most vehicles. OHV travel is only one among a plethora of recreational pursuits at Byers Peak.



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1. Trailhead (0.00 mi)
Intersection of County Hwy 7/NFSR 148 going north/south, and County Hwy 725/NFSR 159 going southwest. If heading to Byers Peak, turn right to go southwest on County Hwy 725/NFSR 159. If heading to Winter Park, turn left to go north on County Hwy 7/NFSR 148.

Directions to Trailhead

Trailhead Coordinates: 39.890675, -105.814102

Starting Point: Empire

From the south, travel north on US 40 over Berthoud Pass. From the top of Berhoud Pass, drive 13.3 miles. You will pass the Winter Park ski area and as soon as you come into the main downtown area, you will make a left turn to go west on Vasquez Road. Continue on Vasquez Road for 2.7 miles. You will see a sign for 'Leland Creek Rd 159' to the right, stay to the right and this is the beginning of the trail. From the north, travel south on US 40. From the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, drive 0.2 miles south and turn right to go west on Vasquez Road. Continue on Vasquez Road for 2.7 miles. You will see a sign for 'Leland Creek Rd 159' to the right, stay to the right and this is the beginning of the trail.



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Ryan Boudreau

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Hi, I'm Ryan! I am a Colorado native and I've been wheeling since I was 16 years old. I grew up with a relentless passion for all things Jeep and off road related, and that passion has never died out. I am a member of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club, Patrol 16 Sasquatch Jeepers and currently own an '06 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited (LJ) nicknamed "Minion". I am a huge supporter of Stay the Trail and Tread Lightly, and have participated and even been in charge of many trail restoration projects. I have been a trail leader several times for events such as All-4-Fun, ColoradoFest, Set Them Free, 14er Fest, and other. I am also the creator of the Unlimited LJ Adventure. My rig is built for extreme offroading, but I love to get my tires dirty on any kind of trail whether it's rock crawling or just scenic high Alpine drives. I've wheeled all over the country including Colorado, Utah, Kansas, the Carolinas, AZ, and California. I love a great adventure, and love even more to share those adventures with others. If you see the "minion" out on the trail, make sure to stop and say hello.
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