Morrison Creek (Lynx Pass)  
USGS 7.5' Map: Lynx Pass
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Graded FR 270 3.00 9,000 ft. NA 1 hour
County: Routt
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Routt National Forest,
Yampa Ranger District
300 Roselawn Ave (PO Box 7)
Yampa, Colorado 80483
Summary: Morrison Creek is a graded road to Lynx Pass.
Natural - Closed by heavy snows.
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
Trail Heads
Morrison Divide FT1174 - Motorcycle (less than 50" wide. AKA Muddy Slide)
Teepee Creek FT1173 - Non-Motorized
Camping: Lynx Pass Campground has 11 sites. It opens Memorial Day and closes at the end of October depending on the weather.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp. There are mainly easy 4WD roads in the area and one motorcycle trail.
Fall Colors: Good - The surrounding hills have aspen stands.
Navigation: From Kremmling, CO. head west on US-40 W/Park Ave toward 5th Street. Continue to follow US-40 W for 6.3 miles. Turn left onto Colorado Hwy 134 West and go 18.3 miles. Turn right onto County Rd 16. This is Morrison Creek, FR 270.

From Oak Creek, CO. head east on Colorado Hwy 131 S/Main Street toward Moffat Ave. Continue to follow Colorado Hwy 131 South for 1.7 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 14 and go 3.5 miles. Turn right onto County Rd 16 and go 1.6 miles. Continue onto County Rd 212 and go 1.4 miles. Turn right to stay on County Rd 212. Take the first left to stay on County Rd 212 and go 256 feet. County Rd 212 turns slightly left and becomes County Rd 212/Fallen Falcon Trail. Continue 0.3 miles. Continue onto Snowbird Trail and go 0.6 miles. Turn right onto County Rd 16 and go 5.5 miles. Take a slight right to stay on County Rd 16 and go 8.2 miles to public lands. County Rd 16 becomes Morrison Creek, FR 270.
Starting from the south end Morrison Creek, FR270, leaves Highway 134 at a wide curve. The road is two lanes wide and heads north toward Lynx Pass. It runs through the center of a large open meadow following Little Rock Creek. As the landscape narrows you will climb a short switchback and pass Lagunita Lake and Teepee Creek Trailhead. There is a restroom at the trailhead. The road continues a short distance passing the Lynx Pass Campground before reaching Lynx Pass.

Lynx Pass is at an intersection with access to the Forest Service Lynx Pass Work Center and to the Lynx Pass motorized trail. From the pass the road drops down through the forest for about 1.5 miles before leaving the public lands and becoming County Road 16 which follows Morrison Creek.
Data updated May 15, 2014        4WD Road driven September 1, 2013        Copyright - 2000-2014