Pitchpine Trailhead

Primitive trailhead with access to 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: From Walden. Drive west on Hwy 14 approximately 1/4 mile and take County Road 12W heading west. Drive approximately 5 miles and take Count Road 18 heading west for approximately 4 miles. Turn right on County Road 5 heading north. After driving approximately 1/2 mile take County Road 20 on the left heading west for approximately 6 1/2 miles to the Pitch Pine Trailhead. Use caution and know your location to avoid trespass on private mining claims above the trailhead.

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