Pennock Pass

3.5/5 (8 reviews)
Fort Collins, Colorado (Larimer County)
Last Updated: 06/18/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Pennock Pass is a wonderful short drive through the Roosevelt National Forest that takes you from Buckhorn Road to Pingree Park Road. It has access to other four-wheel drive trails with opportunities for camping and off-road riding. It's a nice easy road that is perfect for a relaxing drive through the mountains or a bypass of the pavement on your way to Pingree Park.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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Trail Reviews

3.5/5 (8 reviews)
Status: Open
Visited: 08/12/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Just as described. Turned off Stover Prairie onto Buckhorn and followed an easy, winding 44H dirt road up and over the top, then down to Pingree Park Road. Doubled back over the pass to explore some Forest Service roads in the area (100 & 135) for another time. Spectacular views of devastation caused by Cameron Peak fire... as far as the eye can see. Really appreciated the heroic efforts of those involved in fighting that fire. Mild washboard, did not use 4wd on the Jeep once. Any passenger car in good working order could make this drive.
Trail Review: Pennock Pass - John Crane (JeepPoet)
Trail Review: Pennock Pass - John Crane (JeepPoet)
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Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 06/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Road is in good condition. Extreme fire scarring between waypoints 2-4.
John
Official Crew
29950
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 06/18/2022

We went up and over Pennock yesterday to access the hiking trails near CSU Mountain Campus. The road itself is in great shape. It was crazy to see the Cameron Peak fire damage for the first time in real life. Life is starting to pop back up but it will be quite some time before this landscape ever looks like it once did.
Trail Review: Pennock Pass - John
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/27/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Pennock Pass is open and road is dry. Fascinating drive through burned forest from Cameron Peak fire.
Ryan Boudreau
Official Crew
76650
Status: Open
Visited: 05/24/2021

County Road 44H is open. All Forest Service land south of the County Road still remains closed to use.

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