Montgomery Pass

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4.5/5 (15 reviews)
Walden, Colorado (Jackson County)
Last Updated: 12/07/2023
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Montgomery Pass is a trail that climbs over 2000' towards the Continental Divide just west of the Rawah Wilderness area in North central Colorado. This trail is in the Colorado State Forest. It requires 4WD and can be more difficult during wet conditions. The lower half of the trail goes through a thick forest of lodgepole pines while the upper half begins to open up to allow for views of nearby Clark Peak and the North Michigan River valley below. The trail is suitable for aggressive SUVs, UTV's, ATV's, horses and mountain bikes.

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4.5/5 (15)
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63450
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2023

Closed for the season.
Open
Visited: 09/23/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Pretty. Good views at the end, not too hard with a half ok spotter for the big rocks.
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Enjoyable, mild rocky trail in the State Forest State Park. Funtreks has the trail starting at the west entrance, but you can access the trail from Bowman to the east if you are coming from Ft Collins on 14. Couple camp sites on the trail. Definitely doable in reasonable wetness with a stock high clearance 4wd, but make sure you are comfortable with climbing/descending loose rock, it was worth airing down for comfort.
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 06/15/2023

Many trails in the high country remain closed due to snow pack and potential for resource damage. This trail is on that closed list. We'll keep you updated about conditions and road status as they change.
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Partially Open
Visited: 06/22/2022

The trail is partially open, but only to Waypoint 2 at the yurts. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will open the road once conditions improve.

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