Elevation: 8500 feet (2,590 meters)
Distance: 80 kms (round trip)
Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced
Trail Fee: $25/day CASH ONLY
Quartz Creek is the Golden Snowmobile Club showcase area and is groomed on a regular basis. This area is located approximately 40 kilometers west of Golden on Highway 1. You can ride in on a scenic groomed trail to the Golden Snowmobile Club cabin. Those looking for powder and more of a challenge can venture past the cabin into the famous Prairie Hills. Be aware of avalanche hazards in the Prairie Hills and check the map at the trailhead to ensure you are not entering the National Park or heli skiing areas, as sledding is not permitted in these areas.
Quartz Creek has excellent parking and is also a trailhead for the West Bench Trail which is groomed from Quartz Creek to Gorman Lake.
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