Seedhouse Area Trails

  • Season: Late June to September
  • DIFFICULTY: Very Difficult
  • LENGTH: 20.9
  • ELEVATION: 8,700


South Fork/Scott’s Run. This approximately 20-mile moderately technical loop offers a great aerobic workout and spectacular views of the South Fork of the Elk River, the Zirkels and the 2002 Hinman burn area (notice the regeneration). The suggested ride is counter-clockwise and prepare for creek crossings.

The Seedhouse area network of trails offers riders of all abilities the opportunity to ride pristine trails and see a wide variety of wildlife, beautiful flowers and the rugged Zirkel range. The trails, located approximately 30 miles north of Steamboat Springs, traverse aspen and lodgepole forests, and pass by meandering creeks and streams and glimmering lakes. In the summer, they allow riders to escape the heat of Steamboat and ride through shady stands of aspens and lodgepole forests connecting to brilliant meadows of columbines. The singletracks are narrow and smooth with few technical interruptions, making for fast and furious fun in the saddle.

Know before you go:

All the trails in this area are shared with equestrians, hikers and motorcyclists, so ride with respect. Also, hunters use this area in the fall, so wear bright colors. The Forest Service is continuing to close areas for tree clearing - read all closure information and contact the Forest Service Hotline for information. Also, please report any new downfall.

The Seedhouse area offers ample parking in three different locations: The Hinman Lake trailhead, the North Entrance to the South Fork trailhead, and the South Entrance to the South Fork trailhead.