Hourglass Trail (#984)

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Hourglass Trail is accessed via the Beaver Creek Trail (#942) which skirts the north side of Sky Ranch, then rejoins the road west of the ranch for a short distance before re-entering the forest. It then skirts the north side of Hourglass Reservoir and arrives at the north end of Comanche Reservoir dam. Hourglass Trail (#984) begins at the south end of the dam and soon enters the Comanche Wilderness. It continues to climb for nearly four miles and terminates at the Mirror Lake Trail (#943) which provides access to Mirror Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to the Cameron Peak Fire.
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: Rustic, Fort Collins
Water: None
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Information Center: Canyon Lakes Ranger DistrictContact Us

General Information

Directions: Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14, travel 26 miles, and turn left on County Road 63E, Pingree Park Road. Travel 16 miles to Forest Road 145. Turn right, pass Tom Bennett Campground, and travel 2 miles to Beaver Creek Trailhead just before entering Sky Ranch.

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See Beaver Creek trail for trailhead information.
Hitching Railsno
Loading Rampno
Size Restrictionsno
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

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Beginning Elevation: 9,400' - Peak Elevation: 11,900'