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Rawah Trailhead

Rawah Trailhead

Rawah Trailhead

Page Type: Trailhead

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 40.74395°N / 105.8755°W

Object Title: Rawah Trailhead

County: Larimer

Season: Summer

Elevation: 8470 ft / 2582 m


Page By: Bill Reed

Created/Edited: Aug 29, 2010 / Aug 7, 2012

Object ID: 655100

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Rawah TH Signboard
Rawah TH

Located in Roosevelt National Forest, this TH provides primary access to the northcentral reaches of the main trail network of the Rawah Wilderness, via the Rawah Trail.
Access is seasonally limited and is tied directly to when the Laramie River Road is closed by snow. Typically the road is closed from mid Fall to late Spring.

Facilities - Small, unpaved parking lot / restrooms / no water.


Rawah TH Locator Map
North Rawah Peak

From Fort Collins - Take Hwy 287 (College Ave in town) north approximately 6 miles to what's known as Ted's Place (Gas station/conveience store). Turn left onto Colo Hwy 14, heading west for approx. 51 miles to the junction with Larimer Co RD 103 (Laramie River Road). Turn right (north) onto LCR 103, following it for 11.5 miles to the TH.


Notable peaks accessable from this trailhead would include:
South Rawah Peak - 12,644
Snowbank Peak - 12,522
North Rawah Peak - 12,473

The Rawah Trail leads into northcentral portions of the Rawah Wilderness, following the Rawah Creek Drainage. This trail connects with many trails in the Rawah Lakes area before terminating after 14 miles at the junction with the West Branch Trail, 3.7 mile from that TH.

Camping Options

There is no camping at or immediately near the TH but some primitive, dispersed camping may be found in some areas along the Laramie River Road, south of the TH. In addition, two Forest Service Campgrounds, Tunnel and Brown's Park, are located a few miles to the south and north, respectively.

Nearest services - Very small store with gasoline approximatley 27 miles north at Woods Landing, Wyoming.
See Zimmerman Lake TH for nearest services in the Poudre Canyon.


Arapaho and Roosevelt NF
Backcountry Adventure Map for Colorado’s Rawah Wilderness

USGS Quads
Clark Peak
Rawah Lakes

Red Tape

No permits or fees required at this time. See Rawah Wilderness Regulations for details.


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