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Dunraven Trailhead

 
Dunraven Trailhead

Page Type: Trailhead

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.47564°N / 105.46056°W

Object Title: Dunraven Trailhead

County: Larimer

Season: Summer

Elevation: 7800 ft / 2377 m

 

Page By: Bill Reed

Created/Edited: Oct 25, 2009 / Jul 8, 2010

Object ID: 567367

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Overview

 
Dunraven Trailhead
Trailhead & Parking lot
This trailhead, located in the Roosevelt National Forest, provides access to the NE portion of RMNP and sections of the Comanche Peak wilderness. Two trails begin here. The Bulwark Ridge Trail, which skirts the Comanche Peak Wilderness as it heads NNW toward Signal Mountain and the South Fork of the Cache La Poudre. The North Fork Trail follows the NF of the Big Thompson to it’s headwaters near Hagues Peak and Icefield Pass in Rocky Mtn Nat Park. Another trail, the Stormy Peaks Pass Trail splits off to the north from the NF Trail 7.4 miles from the TH.
Most destinations accessed by this trailhead require approaches of 10 miles or more.

Trailhead facilities - Large dirt parking lot/ pit toilet/ no water.

Directions

 
Trailhead Map
Trailhead Map
From Glen Haven - 2.1 miles east on Larimer County Road 43 then left onto Dunraven Glade Rd.
From Hwy 34 at Drake - North on Larimer County Rd 43, 6.1 miles, then right onto the Dunraven Glade Rd. 
Turn-off at LCR 43
Dunraven Glade Rd turn-off

Proceed 2.2 miles on the Dunraven Glade Road to the Trailhead.

Destinations

 
Dunraven Trailhead
Start of the North Fork Trail
Notable peaks accessible from this trailhead would include:

Signal and South Signal Mtns via the Bulwark Ridge Trail
Mummy Mtn via the North Fork Trail
Hagues Peak via the North Fork Trail
Rowe Peak via the North Fork Trail
 
Mirror Lake RMNP Colorado
Mirror Lake

This trailhead can also provide access to:
The west sides of the National Park and the Mummy Range, including the upper reaches of the Cache La Poudre River, Mirror Lake, and Comanche Peak. via the North Fork Trail, then cross country over Icefield Pass to Mummy Pass
The South Fork of the Cache La Poudre and Pingree Park. via the Stormy Peaks Pass Trail


Camping Options

None available near the trailhead.

Maps

Trails Illustrated - Rocky Mountain National Park
 
Looking west from Icefield Pass RMNP Colorado
Looking west from Icefield Pass

USGS Quads
Glen Haven
Estes Park
Crystal Mountain
Pingree Park
Comanche Peak

Red Tape

No entrance or parking fees

Backcountry campsites in RMNP must be reserved in advance. A fee is charged per reservation. The Trails Illustrated map shows backcountry site locations. See link below for more detail.

No reservations required for backcountry camping in Roosevelt NF or the Comanche Peak Wilderness. See link below for more detail.

Links

RMNP Backcountry camping info

Comanche Peak Wilderness Rules & Regulations

Roosevelt National Forest

Images

Looking west from Icefield Pass RMNP ColoradoMirror Lake RMNP ColoradoDunraven TrailheadTrailhead MapDunraven TrailheadTurn-off at LCR 43