Lone Pine North Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Primitive trailhead with access to motorized Grizzly-Helena Trail as well as Mount Zirkel Wilderness.  The Lone Pine Trail is easy to follow through a few sections are fairly steep. This trail is difficult for horses. The Lone Pine Trail up to the Continental Divide and the route to Bighorn Lake are unimproved trails and maintained on a periodic basis. Campsites are scarce along the trail. This trail is very popular, so the opportunity for solitude is low.

At a Glance

Fees: Free
Permit Info: Current Colorado ATV/OHV/Snowmobile registration required.
Usage: Light
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: From Walden. Drive west on Hwy 14 approximately 1/4 mile and take County Road 12W heading west. Drive approximately 5 miles and take County Road 7 heading north for approximately 2 1/2 miles. Turn left on County Road 12W. After driving approximately 4 miles take the left fork heading west on County Road 16. Drive approximately 6 miles. The road will turn into Forest Road 640. The Lone Pine South is encountered first, on the left side of the road. Approximately 1/2 mile farther is the Lone Pine North Trailhead located on the right hand side of the road.

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