Routt National Forest

Routt National Forest Driving Tour

Starting from our shop in Eagle-Vail, you can will head west towards Wolcott Colorado. At Wolcott, exit 157 and head north on Highway 131 – you will need to make a left on Highway 6 before heading north on 131.


Highway 131 is the same route one would take to get to Steamboat Springs from Vail. You will pass State Bridge Colorado which is known for rafting and kayaking along with having an outdoor amphitheater. While passing State Bridge, you will follow along the Colorado River Basin. This stretch of the Colorado River is home to some of the oldest dinosaur fossils in the world.

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Full Day: $275. Includes Tank of Gas and Helmet(s)

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Drive out of Vail:

Vail: 970-471-8491

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Drive out of Buena Vista:

Buena Vista: 719-966-5233

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The Highway will continue to wind north and you will need to keep your eye out for the Highway 134 pull off at Toponas. From Toponas, you will head East into the Routt National Forest. This stretch of highway is perfect with your Slingshot Rental as it offers hairpin turns, long stretches of straightaways and some of the most untouched wilderness in the state.


As you descend into North Kremmling Colorado, you will dead end at Highway 40. From Highway 40, you can head south to Silverthorne Colorado and jump back on I-70 to head back to Vail. You also have the option of heading across the street to the Wolford Reservoir to rest and then drive the same route back to Vail (preferred option).


This tour through the Routt National Forest is one of the least traveled routes in the state of Colorado. If you’re looking to get a little off grid, this is the tour for you. Be aware. For the majority of this trip, you will not have access to cell phone reception. There are also very little services along the way. We recommend that you pack a lunch as there are no restaurants along the route.