Hohnholz Lakes

Cowdrey, Colorado (Larimer County)

Last Updated: 09/26/2020
4.5 / 5 ( 4 reviews )
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Highlight: Hohnholz Lakes
If you are wanting to take a little break and stretch your legs, the Hohnholz Lakes State Wildlife Area (SWA) provides great mountain cold water lake fishing. Hohnholz Road provides access to the US Forest near the Colorado – Wyoming border in the beautiful Laramie River Valley and is the gateway to the northern edge of the Rawah Wilderness near Shipman Park.


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1. Hohnholtz Lakes Road Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is easy to find. The road proceeds to the west from the Laramie River Valley Road, Larimer County Road 103. At this point, you are about 9 miles from the Colorado - Wyoming border. These roads are not maintained during winter months.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fort Collins, Colorado

From Fort Collins, CO: Take Colorado Hwy 14, the Poudre Canyon Road, west approximately 60 miles to the Laramie River Valley Road, also known as County Road 103. Turn north approximately 28 Miles Hohnholz Lakes Road begins on the west side of the road and is well marked. From Woods Landing, WY Take Wyoming Highway 10 south from Woods Landing 12 miles. The pavement turns to a gravel road at the state border. Continue the gravel road for an additional 7 miles. Hohnholz Lakes Road begins on the west side of the road and is well marked.



Land Use Issues

If you choose to use the Hohnholz Lakes SWA, please know that new rule that started July 1, 2020 requires all visitors to Colorado’s State Wildlife Areas (SWA) to hold a valid hunting or fishing license to access the more than 350 of these properties in Colorado. The road through the area is open, but the actual SWA has these new requirements.

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Tim Palmer

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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 Trailsoffroad.com 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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