Helena Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Primitive trailhead with access to north end of motorized Grizzly-Helena Trail as well as Mount Zirkel Wilderness.

At a Glance

Fees: Free
Permit Info: Current Colorado ATV/OHV/Snowmobile registration required.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Review wilderness regulations before recreating in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Walden, Colorado
Water: No
Restroom: No
Information Center: Parks Ranger District
‚Äč100 Main Street
Walden, CO 80480
Phone: (970) 723-2700

General Information

Directions: Directions from Walden: Head north on Highway 125 for 9 miles to Cowdrey. Turn left at Cowdrey onto County Road 6W for 18 miles to Pearl. Take Forest Road 600 for 6 miles to the Big Creek Lakes Recreation Area. Turn left over the bridge on Forest Road 660 driving approximately 3 1/2 miles to the Helena Trailhead with the parking located on the right hand side.

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