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Forsythe Canyon Trail

  

Forsythe Canyon Trail is a non-motorized hiking trail near Gross Reservoir. From the Forsythe Canyon Trailhead, walk downhill from the parking area. The trail begins near the gate on National Forest System Road 359.

Forsythe Canyon Trail leads off of a rocky point, following Forsythe Creek down its wooded, rocky canyon. The small creek runs noisily in spring, forming small, picturesque waterfalls and cascades finally ending at the far northwestern tip of Gross Reservoir.

Camping in this area is restricted to the designated campsites along National Forest System Road 359.

Gross Reservoir is managed by Denver Water. Please visit their website for regulations and additional information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Camping allowed at designated campsites along National Forest System Road 359. This road is typically open to motorized vehicles between May and October.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized and mechanized vehicles are prohibited. Fishing and hunting are allowed in accordance with regulations established by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Boulder, Colorado
Water: Lakes and streams; treat water for drinking.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information

Directions:

From Boulder, head west on Canyon Boulevard, (Colorado Highway 119) for four miles and turn southwest onto Magnolia Road (County Road 132). Continue on Magnolia Road for 6.6 miles and turn southeast onto County Road 68. Follow CR 68 for two miles and turn southeast onto National Forest System Road 359.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Backpacking

Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Day Hiking

Forsythe Canyon Trail leads off of a rocky point, following Forsythe Creek. The small creek runs noisily in spring, forming picturesque small falls and cascades.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
Forsythe Canyon Trailhead to Gross Reservoir: 1 mile. (one way)

  Latitude : 
39.961141

  Longitude : 
-105.39654

  Elevation : 
7,280' - 7,680'

 



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