Bulwark Ridge Trail (#928-1)


A view from the beginning of Bulwark Ridge trail. Directional sign on the left side of the photo.

Bulwark Ridge trail climbs steeply from the trailhead for a mile and passes the Indian Trail (#927), which is a steep connector down to the Miller Fork Trail (#997). Bulwark Ridge Trail then follows the boundary of, and occasionally enters, the Comanche Peak Wilderness before meeting the Signal Mountain Trail near the summit of Signal Mountain. Access this trail from the Dunraven graveled parking lot. You will find room room for 23 vehicles and a vault toilet.

You can find more information on the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers website. Download trail summary here.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: General Wilderness Regulations: Dogs must be on a hand held leash. No motorized or mechanized equipment. Camps, campfires and stock, where allowed, at least 200 feet from water and trails. Group size limited to 12 people or stock animals combined. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock.
Closest Towns: Glen Haven, Estes Park
Water: None
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
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General Information

Directions: To access Bulwark Ridge Trail, travel 8 miles past the Dam Store on U.S. Highway 34 up Big Thompson Canyon west of Loveland to Drake. Turn right on County Road 43, Glen Haven road, and continue for 6 miles to Dunraven Glade road. Turn right and travel 3 miles to the trailhead parking at the of this gravel road.

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Horse Riding

See Dunraven trailhead.
Hitching Railsno
Loading Rampno
Size Restrictionsno
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

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5.3 miles one-way

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Beginning Elevation: 8,080' - Peak Elevation: 11,260