Hohnholz Lakes

4.5/5 (10 reviews)
Cowdrey, Colorado (Larimer County)
Last Updated: 09/26/2020
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Trail Information

Highlights

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.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.5/5 (10 reviews)
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/25/2021

Ran it East to West to access Roach Road. The road was in good shape but looks like it could get pretty nasty when wet as there were some pretty deep ruts.
Tim Palmer
Official Crew
38850
Status: Temporary Closure
Visited: 09/26/2020

The Mullen Fire near Fox Park, WY more than doubled in size today to over 80k acres. This prompted forest closures along the Colorado / Wyoming border.
Tim Palmer
Official Crew
38850
Status: Open
Visited: 07/05/2020

The lakes were busier than normal because of the holiday weekend. Conditions were dry but because of the late spring, the area was really lush and colorful for this late in the season. Some gravel road-base was added to the section of road that typically gets muddy. The improvement to the road should help out a ton once the summer monsoon rains begin.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/04/2020

Used parts of the Hohnholz trail as part of a long traverse over to Cowdrey and Walden. The road is easily passible despite trees overhead and on the trail. Some sort of navigational tool (I use Gaia) is helpful, as the trail system is large and you could easily lose your way if you miss the trail markers.
Tim Palmer
Official Crew
38850
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/16/2019

Although the trail is open, it is NOT easily passable. About a dozen or so snow drifts remain near Waypoint 3. We broke through the drifts yesterday and were the first vehicles to complete the trail for the season. It was not easy. Also, there are numerous down fall trees that are partially blocking the road throughout the entire path. I anticipate that it will take another week or two before the trail is season ready. Until then, have recovery equipment at the ready. Remember there is no cell phone service for miles up there.

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