Approximately 8 miles of trails and adventures await.
View the park map for trail locations. To complete the loop, or the "Grand Traverse" of Stagecoach Reservoir, link the Elk Run Trail with Routt County Road 18, to the Overlook Trail and then the Lakeview Trail.
Pinnacle Peak Trail
The Pinnacle Peak Trail is a moderate, fine gravel pathway located in the heart of Stagecoach State Park. The trail circumnavigates the peak with an optional 1/4 mile climb to the summit. This short trek offers an excellent 360 degree view of the valley for everyone to enjoy with a bench on top of the peak. Pinnacle Peak trailhead It is located adjacent to the marina and the Pinnacle Campground.
The Lakeview trail begins near the Keystone Cove parking lot all the way to the Aspen View parking lot off County Road 14. This moderate 1 mile gravel trail provides great hiking and biking in the summer. It is groomed in the winter for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
The Overlook Trail is approximately one mile and begins just inside the park entrance. The trail wraps around the North side of the reservoir and has a bench at the peak to view the beautiful mountain panorama. Following the path will bring you the Lakeview Trail.
Elk Run Trail
For an easy out and back moderate five-mile tour of Stagecoach State Park, try the multi-use Elk Run Trail with its eight-foot wide gravel surface and one mile stretch of incline. The trail traverses the entire southern shore of the reservoir, cutting in and out of coves, making it ideal for mountain biking, running, hiking and equestrian uses. Enjoy the cliffs of Blacktail Mountain serving as a backdrop, outstanding views of Stagecoach Reservoir and picnic tables near Morrison along the trail.
Access the Elk Run Trail from the western end of the reservoir at Oak Shallows parking area on Routt County Road 16, located just after the turnoff from Routt County Road 14 and the Wetlands parking lot. At approximately the mid-point of the Elk Run Trail, access is available via the Morrison Cove parking lot/boat ramp area on Routt County Road 18A. From the eastern end, access through crossing the dam from the upper dam parking area on Routt County Road 18
This moderate ¼ mile trail is the newest addition to the trail system, linking the parking area in the Tailwater Area to the Yampa River. The trail has recently been improved and several social trails have been closed for revegetation. Visitors can use the improved trail to access the river and try their luck at fly-fishing nationally recognized waters or just enjoying one of the most scenic area of the park. Parking during Summer months is accessed from County Road 18 passed the dam. During Winter months when County Road 18 closes Winter Parking is located next the the park Entrance Gate.
The Plat Trail (Public Lands Access Trail) can be accessed from the Elk Run Trail near the dam. It is a 3/4 mile moderate out and back trail that switchbacks up the mountain with incredible views of the restervoir. It is closed from January 1-March 31 for Winter Elk Habitat.