FATMAP difficulty grade
The trailhead can be accessed by traveling east of Steamboat Springs on Highway 40 (approximately 13 miles to the West Summit Trailhead on Rabbit Ears Pass). Begin on the north side of the road.
Skiing the route in a clockwise direction is less difficult, with gentler climbs and steeper descents through open and wooded areas. Views of the Yampa Valley and the Flattops are spectacular.