Pennock Pass

Fort Collins, Colorado (Larimer County)

Last Updated: 05/24/2021
4 / 5 ( 2 reviews )
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Typically Open: 06/01 - 12/15
Length: 5.17 miles
Highest Elevation: 9062 feet
Duration: About 25 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Fort Collins
Nearest Town w/ Services: Fort Collins
Official Road Name: 44H
Management Agency: Roosevelt National Forest
District: Canyon Lakes Ranger District


Highlight: Pennock Pass
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.

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1. Start Pennock Pass (0 mi)
The East entrance to Pennock Pass with a gate for seasonal closures.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fort Collins, CO

From Fort Collins head west on Harmony Rd, it will turn into CR 38E and take you around Horsetooth Reservoir. Once you get to the small town of Masonville CR 38E will turn into Buckhorn Rd. Continue to travel for 10.7 miles through Buckhorn Canyon. Buckhorn Road forks here, left traveling west for another 12.8 miles until at the Pennock Pass seasonal gate.



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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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