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Transfer OHV Trail is a 16.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and ohv/off road driving and is best used from June until November.

Length 16.7 mi Elevation gain 5,587 ft Route type Point to Point
Bird watching Ohv / off road driving Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Note: This route closes annually from the end of November to the end of May. For updates: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=81991 For off road driving, you can drive up Coffee Pot Road first, so you can head downhill on the Transfer Trail and enjoy the views at Windy Point and above Glenwood Springs. However, since there is a large convenient staging area at the bottom of the trail, this route starts at the bottom. The bottom also has many side trails to explore, including a challenging 50"-wide ATV trail. If you are not camping at the top and just want a single-day adventure, start from the bottom as described here. Trail is very steep and narrow at the bottom with tight brush in places. Above Windy Point, mud is the challenge. Some driving experience is recommended, especially going uphill.

For current conditions call White National Forest, Rifle Ranger District at (970) 625-2371.

Best enjoyed on a clear, sunny day. There are lakes and many more trails at the top and good camping...a great place to spend a weekend. For a description of other trails in the area, see FunTreks guidebook described above. Trail conditions can change without notice.

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Frank L
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Off Road Driving

Very narrow and along a Streep drop. Not a fan of heights so if that’s you, avoid. Trail is higher end moderate. Ultra steep in sections, super narrow, and not for the non modded rig outside the obvious keeps and suvs. That being said, a Jeep will do this just fine. Trail is about 95% for the side by sides. Not many places for two normal sized vehicles to pass. We had to pass one SUV in our rubicon and we were on the non cliff side so we took to the wooded hill and were quite inclined! If I do this again it will be in a side by side, but would rather do other fun trails in the Jeep.

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Steve Lemke
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Off Road DrivingRocky

Took this trail up to Yellow Lake. Hiked a few yards to get a good look. Ended up turning around at that point because the kids were getting restless. The trail was in good shape and easy to follow. Beautiful views and lots of wildflowers.

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E Lay
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We did Transfer Trail last week in a Toyota 4Runner TRD Offroad. This trail should be labeled as difficult, not moderate, or should only be done in a higher clearance vehicle or ATV. The trail is very narrow, there is no room for any other vehicle to get by. It is very rocky and mostly along the edge of a steep cliff. It is well-maintained, all downed trees were sawed and cleared from the road. We opted to finish the trail in the hopes of taking Coffee Pot Trail back down. We attempted 632 but were unable to clear the rocks on the narrow dirt path. We were fortunate to see another couple who advised us to backtrack and take 614 to CPT. 614 was wider, less rocky, and less rutted. Overall, it was a pretty scary experience, but once we committed to TT, we pretty much had to finish.

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Caleb Sample
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Off Road DrivingBugs

4 stars up to Windy point, 3 for beyond. Lots of elevation gain up to windy point. We did this just after fourth of July weekend, traffic everywhere else but light traffic here on this particular weekend. Easy drive up to windy point (except little room to pass oncoming traffic), after windy point flattened out became rutted and could get muddy during wet season making it a slog, otherwise easy drive. Got turned around on the step ups just before Baxter peak, probably could have made it, but too technical with kids in the car. Came back down to Glenwood, views did not disappoint on the way down.

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Robert Simons
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Off Road DrivingRocky

Took our stock 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL up to the point and back. Light/moderate traffic on a nice Sunday afternoon. High clearance, and 4WD-L is a must. Beautiful drive.

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Jesse Steiner
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Off Road DrivingMuddySnow

Attempted on 6/13/2020. Made it just past Windy Point (about 8 miles from the turn off of the paved road) when the trail became covered with snow drifts. Got stuck in one and then made it another 400 yards or so before being forced to turn around. During recovery, a pretty good storm rolled through and dropped a lot of sleet and rain. The way down was very muddy. Overall, the section of trail that we did do was fairly easy. No real obstacles. The views around Windy Point were amazing, and there were some good looking campsites we passed along the way. I may try this one again in the future, but a little later in the season so the snow has all melted. Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Land Cruiser with moderate lift, rock sliders, and 33" tires.

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AllTrails User
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Off Road DrivingMuddySnow

From staging area/gate about 3.2 miles until snow becomes an issue.

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Colten Coons
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Off Road DrivingMuddySnow

Got stopped but downed tree a quarter of a mile before windy point. After windy point the snow became pretty deep still.

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Tanner McPhee
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Off Road Driving

Does anyone know when the TT opens? The forest service told me it opens today (May 21st) but it still says June on AllTrails right here...

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Brittany Page
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Off Road DrivingClosed

Any word on when this trail will open? Went up today and the 1st waypoint, yellow gate is closed.

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Jon Downing
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Off Road DrivingFloodedIcyMuddySnowWashed out

I would not recommend going on this trail this time of year. I didn’t see any recent reviews of the trail and decided to check it out. Very soon past the gate the trail gets very muddy and slippery and we could see a truck had rolled off into the brush on a steep slope about a 1/4 down the trail.

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steven metz
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Off Road Driving

Fun trail and easy to get to. More on the easier side of "moderate". Saw one other vehicle and it was an ATV. Did this in a 16 Tacoma. Incredible views.

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AllTrails User
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Off Road DrivingRocky
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Brent O'Neill
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Off Road DrivingRocky
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Tia Valdez
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Off Road Driving

The trail was perfect for off road driving. Stock Jeep did just fine and there was minimal traffic. The views were absolutely gorgeous of Glenwood Springs. Difficulty was easy to moderate. I will definitely drive this trail again.

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Porter Reddish
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Off Road DrivingRocky

Well maintained trail. Pretty steep in parts. Just wide enough for an suv/truck if you stay on the main trail. There aren’t too many places to pull off for opposing traffic but there are good spots to turn around along the way. I took my stock FJ up and had no issues. I would not recommend in the wet seasons or late winter. Great views along the way.

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Noel Malcomson
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HikingMuddy

I hiked from the upper parking lot. Mostly clear trail until mile 2 and then the trail starts to get wet. I finally turned back at 3.5 miles where there was still a bit of snow on the trail. It was too muddy to hike further. Awesome views and I can’t wait to hike it again when it drys out.

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Gary Romero
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Off Road Driving

Trail technically not open yet but the gates were open and we didn't know until it was too late. Trail is in good condition and isn't too difficult.

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Ian Lewis
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HikingMuddy

didn't go too far up but liked what we did

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Alex Mtz
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Hiking

No too far with stock Range Rover.

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Sharon 'Sherry' Hytinen
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We took our ATVs up transfer trail to Windy point today it was fabulous challenging hard fun fantastic views Rocky and spots steep in spots winding if there’s everything really fun just got to pay attention and stay on point on your vehicle and it was a great time I do it again

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Daniel Lee
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Killer trail mud rocks up hill down hill beautiful scenery. well rounded trail!

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Brice Cooper
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Off Road Driving

From a Guy who has grown up in TN and wanted to try what was out west in off road trails this is by far some of the most fun that I have had easy to drive in my FJ cruiser did not have to engage the locker or traction aid super fun and great views as well as the trail is moderately traveled and not too crazy light traffic for my day definitely going back

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