Forest Lakes Trailhead
Forest Lakes Trailhead is located 12 miles up the Moffat Road and provides access to the Forest Lakes Trail located within the James Peak Wilderness.
This is a rough native-surface road not plowed in the winter, vehicles with high clearance are recommended; parking is limited. The road is passable seasonally.
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At a Glance
|Restrictions:||James Peak Wilderness restrictions apply on the Forest Lakes Trail:
|Closest Towns:||Rollinsville, Colorado|
|Operated By:||U.S. Forest Service|
From Nederland, travel south for 4.5 miles on Colorado Highway 119 to Rollinsville. Turn west onto the gravel Gilpin County Road 16 and continue seven miles to the turnoff for the Moffat Road (National Forest System Road 149). This road is quite rough with many potholes and sections of one-lane road for the next 12 miles to the trailhead.
The Moffat Road is not closed seasonally, however it is typically snowbound from November through late June.