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Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_SFSP_3/17 cpw.state.co.us cpw.state.co.us 56750 Hwy. 14 • Walden, CO 80480 970-723-8366 • E-mail: state.forest@state.co.us State Forest State Park To Granby To Steamboat GOULD 125 14 14 To Ft. Collins JCR 12E State Forest State Park WALDEN 125 COWDRY JCR 6E 127 To Laramie Location Map General Information Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free without a pass. ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS Within the boundaries of State Forest State Park lie 71,000 acres of incredible outdoor recreational opportunities: backpacking, hiking, fishing, camping, four-wheeling, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and, of course, relaxing in the great outdoors. The Visitor Center is located one mile east of Gould on Hwy. 14. If you require information or assistance, visit the Visitor Center or call 970-723-8366. State Forest State Park State Forest is high country, ranging in elevation from 8,500 to 13,000 feet, so visitors may find they need time to acclimate. Sunburn is possible in the high, thin cool air and in the summer mosquito repellent is a necessity. Colorado residents 64 years of age or older qualify for a special Aspen Leaf annual pass, available at a discounted rate. Emergency assistance can be obtained from any park ranger or at the Visitor Center. First Aid/Assistance C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E The park stretches along the west side of the Medicine Bow Mountains and into the north end of the Never Summer Range. From Ft. Collins, visitors can take Highway 14 over Cameron Pass, a 75-mile Scenic drive. From Denver, the route leads over Berthoud and Willow Creek passes to Walden, a 150-mile trip. Religious, medical and community facilities are available in Walden. Camping supplies and food are available nearby. State Forest’s recreational uses are administered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, which has leased the area for public recreation from Colorado State Land Board since 1972. All visitors entering the park are required to display a current Colorado State Parks’ Pass on their auto windshield. A daily pass is valid from the day purchased until noon the following day. An annual pass is valid at any Colorado state park. For annual pass holders who own another car, a multiple pass is available for a small fee. Regulations Facilities Park regulations are posted at each entrance. State Forest was established and is maintained for enjoyment by you and future generations. In the interests of safety and the protection of park resources, we must insist that you: Campground users must have both a camping permit and a vehicle pass and must camp only in designated campsites. Display the camping permit in the site marker. Before camping in the backcountry, campers should check with a ranger or at the Visitor Center for information. State Forest State Park offers campers 158 developed sites in four different campgrounds and primitive sites available throughout the park. Developed sites can accommodate tents, trailers or pick up campers. There are 32 electric sites available at Ranger Lakes Campground only. Back-country camping is available throughout the park as well, including alpine areas such as Ruby Jewel, Kelly, Clear and American Lakes. Minimum impact camping techniques are recommended in these areas. There is no camping allowed at Lake Agnes. Camping 14 State Forest campsites and cabins may be reserved. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-678-2267, or (303) 470-1144 in the Denver metro area. Reservations can also be made online at www.cpw.state.co.us. In addition to a parks pass, all campers are required to purchase and display a valid camping permit at their campsite. Passes, Permits, Fees Wildlife Watching Cabins And Yurts In 1995, the Colorado State Legislature designated North Park as the Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado. Close to a third of the moose in North Park are located in State Forest State Park. Moose can be viewed year-round throughout the park. The park is also rich in other wildlife including elk, mule deer, beaver, fox, eagles, river otter and black bear. Hiking There are popular trails that lead to Ruby Jewel, Kelly, Clear, Agnes and American Lakes, as well as many other locations throughout the park. A National Park Service backcountry permit is necessary if a backpacking trip is planned into Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter Recreation Winter activities include skiing, snow-shoeing and snowmobiling on separate, extensive trail systems. Some snowmobile trails are packed or groomed. Rustic, historic cabins are available on a rental basis at North Michigan Reservoir year round. Call 1-800-678-2267 or 303-470-1144 to reserve a cabin. State Forest State Park’s eight yurts, Nokhu Hut and Agnes Creek Cabin can be reserved through Never Summer Nordic at 970-723-4070 or at www. neversummernordic.com. Dump Station A dump station is located near the maintenance shop at the North Michigan Entrance off County Road 41. Please use this facility. It is illegal to dump waste and sewage, including dishwater, anywhere except in a holding tank. Boating Boating is permitted only on North Michigan Reservoir. Power boats can be operated only at wakeless speeds. All other waters in the park are closed to boating. Fishing Only artificial fly and lure fishing is permitted in the alpine lakes. Brook, brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout can be caught. Ranger Lakes and North Michigan Reservoir follow standard state regulations. Vegetation 1. Keep pets on a leash no longer than six feet to avoid confrontations with other pets, people and wildlife. Lodgepole pine, spruce, fir, and aspen make up most of the forest. There are grassy meadows, sagebrush hillsides, and willow filled wetlands. Tundra and alpine meadows are found above 11,000 feet. At all elevations throughout the park there is a vast array of colorful wildflowers in mid-summer, including the Colorado state flower, the Blue Columbine. 2. Build fires only in designated areas. No fires are allowed in the back country. 3. Operate vehicles only on roads, motorized trails or parking lots. Off-road driving can damage resources and wildlife habitats. Off-Highway Vehicles And Four-Wheel Drive 4. Please put all litter in trash receptacles provided. 5. Purchase and display valid permits for all vehicles and campsites. Many miles of trails exist for OHV and four-wheel drive enthusiasts. Trails range in difficulty from novice to challenging. Motorized travel is restricted to designated roads and trails. All OHVs must be registered. State Forest State Park Trail Map Clear Lake Trail Kelly Lake Trail Clear Lake Trail Kelly Lake Trail Kelly Lake Hidden Valley Trail Moose Overlook Mountain View Nature Trail Jewel Lake North Canadian Trail Ruby Jewel Trail Custer Draw Road Medicine Bow Mountains Custer Draw Trail Ruby Jewel Road Francisco Loop Road South Canadian Road Lumberjack Trail Bull Mtn. Road North Michigan Entrace Corral Spur Kiwi Road Bockman Beaver Lodge NatureTrail To Walden North Michigan To Fort Collins Pennock Trail Montgomery Pass Road Bockman Road Gould Mountain Road Grass Creek Road Montgomery Pass Trail Diamond Peaks Trail (Closed to full size vehicles) Moose Visitor Center Gould Loop Trail Michigan Ditch Entrance Bockman Road Michigan Ditch Trail Bockman Entrance Ranger Lakes Crags Entrance Ranger Lakes Nature Trail Crags American Lakes Trail Michigan Ditch Trail Seven Utes Trail Lake Agnes Trail Silver Creek Road Michigan Lakes Lake Agnes Snow Lake Never Summer Mountains TRAIL MAP LEGEND ALL TRAILS AND ROADS ARE OPEN TO HIKING, BIKING, AND HORSEBACK RIDING. NOW AVAILABLE! MOTORIZED ROAD The Complete Trail Guide NON-MOTORIZED TRAIL A full color guide to all Summer and Winter trails and activities. Water Proof & Tear Proof! Available at the Moose Visitor Center (Free with donation) TRAIL KEY MAP SYMBOLS Boat Ramp Parking Cabins Phone Campground Trailhead Entrance Station Visitor Center Fee Station Yurt Summer 2wd/Winter Snowmobile Trail Horse Corral Scenic Byway Summer 4wd/Winter Snowmobile Trail Nature Trail County Road Overlook Forest Service Road All Season Non-Motorized Trail Summer Motorized / Winter Non-Motorized Summer Non-Motorized / Winter Motorized Winter Only Motorized Road Connection Winter Only Non-Motorized Trail Connection LAND AREAS State Forest State Park Bureau of Land Management National Park Service National Forest State of Colorado USFS Wilderness

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