Montgomery Pass

Walden, Colorado (Jackson County)

Last Updated: 12/01/2021
4.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: 06/15 - 11/30
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 4.04 miles
Highest Elevation: 11215 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Walden
Nearest Town w/ Services: Walden
Official Road Name: N/A
Management Agency: Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife
District: Colorado State Forest


Highlight: Montgomery Pass
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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1. Montgomery Pass Trailhead ( mi)
Montgomery Pass heads to the east from this intersection with Bockman Road. This is an out & back trail that climbs about 2000', all up-hill one direction and all down-hill coming back.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Gould, Colorado

Take Colorado Highway 14 to Jackson County Road 41 just west of Gould, CO. Turn right and follow CR# 41 into the Colorado State Forest 4 miles to Bockman Road. Turn right onto Bockman Road and proceed 1.5 miles to the Montgomery Pass trailhead on the left. This trail is located inside the Colorado State Forest near Gould, Colorado.



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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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