Zimmerman Lake TH

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Trailhead
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
County:
Larimer
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Elevation:
10020 ft / 3054 m
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Zimmerman Lake TH
Created On: Jul 6, 2010
Last Edited On: Jul 10, 2010

Overview

Montgomery Pass trail signAcross Hwy 14 from the TH

Located in the Roosevelt National Forest just east of Cameron Pass, this TH provides access to the extreme southern portion of the Medicine Bow Range as well as providing access to some northern fringe areas of the Never Summer Range.
This trailhead is heavily used in winter by skiers and snowshoers. Summer usage is lighter as this is not a primary access to either the Medicine Bow or Never Summer Ranges.
The 73,068 acre Rawah Wilderness is located on the north side Hwy 14, the 9,924 acre Neota Wilderness is located south of Hwy 14.

Facilities - Large paved parking lot / restrooms / no water available





Directions

TH Locator Map
From Fort Collins
Trailhead Map
-Take Hwy 287 (College Ave in town) north to what's known as Ted's Place (Gas station/conveience store). Turn left onto Colo Hwy 14, heading west for approx. 57.5 miles. The TH is on the left just past Joe Wright Reservoir.









Destinations

Makin  a hole
Northern Never Summers
Montgomery Pass and the southern crest of the Medicine Bow Range can be accessed via the Montgomery Pass Trail which starts on the north side of Hwy 14 across from the parking lot. The Diamond Peaks, south of Montgomery Pass and Clark Peak, north of the pass can be reached via this trail.
The Zimmerman Lake Trail starts south of Hwy 14, behind the parking lot.



Camping options

None in the immediate area. Nearest campgrounds are located in the Colorado State Forest on the west side of Cameron Pass, along Hwy 14 before you reach the TH and near the end of the Long Draw Road.

Nearest Services

Services are few and far between in this part of Colorado. Nearest gas east of the TH would be found at Archer's. To the west, Walden is the only option.

North Park KOA-Approx 20 miles east of Walden, Colorado. Limited supplies and lodging.

Sportsmans Lodge-Approx 45 miles west of Ted's Place. Limited supplies and lodging.

Trading Post-Approx. 45 miles west of Ted's Place. Limited supplies and lodging.

Archer's Poudre River Resor-Approx. 32 miles west of Ted's Place, 25 miles east of the TH. Limited supplies, lodging and the last gas before the TH.

Maps

National Forest Map - Arapaho and Roosevelt NF Map

USGS Quads
Chambers Lake
Clark Peak

Red Tape

None and no fees at this time. See Roosevelt National Forest for rules and regulations.








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Geography

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Parents

Medicine Bow MountainsTrailheads
 
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