DESCRIPTION: Located in the Gore Pass area on the Routt National Forest between the towns of Kremmling, CO and Yampa, CO off of CO 134. While some campgrounds on the district offer vista views, Lynx Pass Campground hosts 11 campsites, which are surrounded in lodgepole pine offering plenty of shade, with a secluded and primitive feel and nearby access to the Sarvis Creek and Silver Creek Wilderness area just a short drive away and a trailhead authorized for biking and ATV/OHV use leaving from the Lynx Pass Campground as well as other trails authorized for bicycles.
-One vault toilet
-Picnic tables and fire grates at each camp site
**COMMON RECREATION ACTIVITIES IN THIS AREA:
(ATV/OHVs greater than 50 inches in width are not allowed on Forest Service ATV trails.)
M orrison-Divide Trail #1174 (also known as Muddy Pass)
This trail can be accessed from the campground and offers a one-way 13.3 mile trail that heads north along Green Ridge. The Muddy Slide is an inspiring geological feature near the halfway point of the trail. Riders can return to the Lynx Pass trailhead via CR 16 for a 20 mile loop, or return back on the Morrison-Divide Trail #1174 for an out and back ride. (See more details for this trail by clicking the recreation, then the OHV/ATV tab from homepage)
1174 Morrison-Divide Trail (See information for this trail above)
Teepee Creek Loop: To get to this trail, follow Forest Service Road 270 going 1/4 mile south to Forest Service Road 263. Follow Forest Service Road 263 for 1.9 miles to the Teepee Creek Trail and then follow the trail for 1 mile back to Forest Service Road 263.
Shoe and Stocking: Follow Forest Service Road 270 south for 2.5 miles to Forest Service Road 275. Take 275 for 2 miles. Cross Highway 134 and follow the Shoe and Stocking Trail for 3.4 miles. (Parking is also available at the trailhead along CO 134). Follow NFSR 225 and 206 for 2.4 miles back to CO 134, and then 2.7 miles on Forest Service Road 270 back to the starting point.
Rock Creek Trail Loop: Follow Forest Service Road 270 for 1/4 mile south to Forest Service Road 263 for 5.12 miles to Forest Service Road 272 another 1.5 miles to the Rock Creek Trail. Follow this trail for 4.4 miles. This trail connects with Forest Service Road 268 for 2.1 miles until reaching the Teepee Creek Trail. Follow this single track for 4 miles back to the trailhead on Forest Service Road 263 for a 16.2 mile loop.
FIRE BANS & RESTRICTIONS:
Fire bans can go into effect at anytime. Please check with the Yampa Ranger Station just prior to your travel to find out if there are any current fire restrictions or bans by calling 970-638-4516.
DIRECTIONS to LYNX PASS CAMPGROUND:
From Yampa, go 11 miles south on CO 131, just past Toponas, veer left onto CO 134 towards Kremmling. Go 9 miles east on CO 134, then take a left on Forest Service Road 270 where you will see a sign for Lynx Pass. At mile 3 on Forest Service Road 270 you will pass a very small lake (Lagunta Lake) and a Vault toilet to the right, stay on Forest Service Road 270 until you see the entrance to the campground.
Great spot for a weekend of tenting! Plenty of spots available when we came in late on Friday night. Dumpster, vault toilets, and water pump available. No campground host or firewood available. $10 a night fee. We stayed in spot 10 which offered nice tree cover and a clearing to watch the sun set. A pond within walking distance was stocked with trout for some fishing. Tons of ohv and mountain bike trails nearby. Tons of wildflowers in July! Great place to get away from road noise.
Basic campground in a gorgeous setting. Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit. There’s a vault toilet in the middle of the campground with hand sanitizer. Hand pump for water. No cell phone service. Dirt road to get there, but regular car will do fine.
Walk ups only. Weekends might be crowded but weekdays were empty. $10 per night.
Pros: — Beautiful remote place — Most sites have ample shade from the trees, some have views on the nearby lake
Cons: — Toilets didn’t have toilet paper — Dumpster was full — No host on duty
I arrived here about 3 or 4 in the afternoon. I was alone in the C.G. Clouds were building so I set up my tarp and pulled out my camp chair. The timing was perfect. About 5 minutes later the rain started. It lasted about 20 min then stopped. I found the pump and filled my water bag and then filtered it. The water was rust colored but the filter cleaned it up.
There is a small lake a few hundred yards away, which I didn't try fishing in, no gear. About an hour later 2 guys came in on bicycles followed by a ranger on patrol. Wonderful place to stay. I hope to return with a fishing pole.
We found this spot looking for dispersed camping one busy weekend with no prevail. We rolled up on this campground on a Saturday afternoon and no body was there. It was $10, but the bathroom facility was the nicest and cleanest latrine I have ever seen. We got a great spot over looking a nice pond. Easy access for any type of vehicle or trailers. Lots of nearby trails for ATV, biking and hiking. This was very quiet and lovely, first come-first serve. If you can't get out til Saturday, I can't imagine this place fills up on a busy weekend!