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.
For an 11 mile-loop, the "Grand Traverse" of Stagecoach Reservoir link the Elk Run Trail with Routt County Roads 18, 14 and 16.
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.