Winiger Ridge


Winger Ridge Campsite

National Forest System Road (NFSR) 359 is open seasonally to motorized use. High clearance vehicles recommended. Overnight use is allowed at designated first-come, first-served campsites only. Before visiting, please call or check for current information on fire restrictions and road closures (Road Status Table).

Winiger Ridge is the dominant landscape feature on Gross Reservoir's western shores. The Forsythe Canyon Trailhead provides parking for year-round access. Gross Reservoir is managed by Denver Water. Please visit their website for regulations and additional information.

View a trail map of the general area.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • Camping outside of a designated Forest Service campsite is prohibited. See Order.
  • Motorized vehicles must be street legal or registered annually through Colorado State Parks' OHV Registration Program.
  • All motorized vehicles are restricted to open routes designated for their use.
  • Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Closest Towns: Boulder, Colorado
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Forsythe Canyon Trailhead
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service and Denver Water Board

General Information

Directions:

From Boulder, head west on Canyon Boulevard (Colorado Highway 119) to Magnolia Road (about 4.5 miles up from the mouth of the canyon). Turn south on Magnolia and follow it for 6.6 miles. Turn south on Boulder County Road 68 and follow it two miles to National Forest System Road (NFSR) 359. Turn south on NFSR 359


Accessibility:

National Forest System Road 359 is open to motorized use from mid-May through mid-November during a typical year. Current status can be viewed on the Road Status Table.


Activities

Road Cycling

Dispersed Camping

Camping is allowed at numbered designated campsites. No fee is charged. Practice Leave No Trace Principles.

Camping is limited to 14 days in one location. After 14 days, your camp must be moved at least three miles away.

Maximum stay is 28 days within a 60-day period. After 28 days, all property and people must leave the Roosevelt National Forest.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing is allowed in accordance with regulations established by Denver Water and Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Day Hiking

General Info:

Accessibility

National Forest System Road 359 is open to motorized use from mid-May through mid-November during a typical year. Current status can be viewed on the Road Status Table.


OHV Road Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.961039

  Longitude : 
-105.396742