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.
The Wetlands Trail is an easy, fine gravel pathway along with floating walkways. It showcases a riparian-type wetland that is driven by the rise and fall of the Yampa River. The trail is constructed on top of the wetlands via a 1/3 mile system of boardwalks, which boasts two waterfowl viewing blinds, two fishing areas accessible to the physically challenged and interpretive signs for guidance. The riparian wetlands provide wildlife with rich food and habitat resources providing the park with its highest concentration of wildlife.
The trail is on the western end of the reservoir at the confluence of the Yampa River and Stagecoach Reservoir with access from the parking lot at the junction of Routt County Roads 14 and 16.
Pinnacle Peak Trail
The Pinnacle Peak Trail is a moderate, fine gravel pathway located in the heart of Stagecoach State Park. The 1/4 mile ascent up Pinnacle Peak rises approximately 200 feet to a summit that offers an excellent 360 degree view of the valley. A fairly brisk but short trek, the Pinnacle Peak Trail is designed for everyone to enjoy and is located adjacent to the marina and the Pinnacle Campground.
The Lakeview trail begins near the Disable Fishing Access all the way to the 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 to 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 along the trail.
Access the Elk Run Trail from the western end of the reservoir at a 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.
Tail Waters Trail
This moderate ¼ mile trail is the newest addition to the trail system, linking the parking area in the Tail Waters 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.