Pingree Park Rd.

Fort Collins, Colorado (Larimer County)

Last Updated: 04/30/2021
4.5 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Highlights

Highlight: Pingree Park Rd.
Pingree Park Road is an easy, relaxing drive through the Roosevelt National Forest that takes you from the Poudre Canyon to the CSU Mountain Campus. This off-road trail offers access to other four-wheel drive trails, camping, and fishing along the route. Being located about 10 miles west from the Mishawaka Amphitheatre this is a very popular destination for concert-goers that don't want to drive down after the show. With abundant primitive camping and some pay sites as well, it's the perfect road to find a great camping spot for after the show. There is also access to Pennock Pass in the summer and fall months allowing an alternate exit route heading back towards Fort Collins and Loveland. Overall Pingree Park Road is an access road that any outdoors explorer in Northern Colorado should know.

Route Information

Technical Rating

( EASY )

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Waypoints

1. Start Pingree Park Rd (0 mi)
Trailhead at the bridge crossing the Cashe la Poudre River.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fort Collins, CO

From Fort Collins take Highway 287 north. Exit west onto Highway 14 for 26.2 miles and the Pingree Park Rd trailhead will be on the left.

Camping

Dispersed
Improved

Trail Reviews (9)

Questions & Answers (1)

Q: i heard there is a plane crash somewhere up there...can you drive to it or do you have to get out and hike? i heard there is a 6 mile hike in but i also heard there is a different way thats much shorter
–Gerrad Reynolds (10/09/2018)
–John (10/09/2018)

Writer Information

Bradley & Rhea Mikkelson

Mapping Crew - Colorado and South Dakota

Bradley and Rhea are currently living in the quaint little town of Fairburn, South Dakota with their two daughters, Riley and Dakota, and their dog Nyx. Bradley was raised in Northern Colorado, while Rhea was raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Growing up in these environments, the mountains are where they like to spend their free time. Since meeting in July 2011, they have been fishing, camping, and wheeling together ever since. For the Mikkelson family, owning a Jeep is essential to the mountaineering lifestyle. They currently have three Jeeps, a built 1995 Jeep Cherokee, A mildly built 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a bone-stock 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee. As a volunteer wildland firefighter, TrailsOffroad mapping crew and avid nature lovers, the Mikkelson's strongly encourage responsible trail usage, respect for our forests, always stay the trail, pack out what you pack in, and enjoy the adventure!
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