Bockman Road

Walden, Colorado (Jackson County)

Last Updated: 06/22/2022
4.2 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Highlight: Bockman Road
Bockman Road is an alternate 4WD entrance into the Colorado State Forest near Gould, CO. The trail offers great views of the Crags, rugged peaks on the northern edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Wildlife is abundant and this is one of the best moose viewing areas in Colorado. The State Forest, operated by Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, offers many outdoor activities including hiking, off-roading, hunting, fishing, camping, and, during winter months, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. There are many other 4WD trails in this part of the state known as North Park.


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1. Bockman Road Trailhead (0 mi)
Bockman Road heads north from Colorado Hwy 14 at this unmarked intersection. Immediately behind the large dead pine tree sits a self-serve park permit kiosk. All vehicles in the Colorado State Forest are required to have an annual or daily park permit. The Bockman Road entrance is closed during snowy winter months.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fort Collins, Colorado

Take Colorado Highway 14 through the Poudre Canyon just past Cameron Pass. The Bockman trailhead heads north from CO Highway 14 at MM 61.5. Bockman Road is not marked, so you must watch carefully. A self-service Colorado State Park permit kiosk is visible on Bockman Road about 100' from Highway 14. Alternately, Bockman Road can be accessed through the main park entrance. Take Colorado Highway 14 through the Poudre Canyon to Jackson County Road 41 just west of Gould, CO. Turn right and follow County Road# 41 into the State Forest 4 miles to Bockman Road.



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Q: Tim, Just excellent coverage of what looks like some of the best trails in No. Colorado. I live in Castle Rock and do most of my front range riding (Pioneer 500) in the Pike and Isabel NF's (south). Would like to explore north but not sure what trails would make the trip up north worthwhile. What would you recommend for a stock UTV like my 500? Say I had a couple of days to explore with a night in a cabin or car camping. Regards, Gregg Macaluso (Castle Rock, CO)
–Gregg Macaluso (01/03/2020)
–Tim Palmer (02/21/2020)

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Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg
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