|Location: Roosevelt National
Forest, north-central Colorado
Maps: USGS 7.5' Quad: Crystal Mt; Trails Illustrated 1:40K: Cache La Poudre/Big Thompson #101
Access: From Ted's Place on Hwy 287, take Hwy 14 west about 15 miles to a left on Stove Praire Rd. Go south for about 12 miles to Buckhorn Rd (marked as Pennock Pass). Follow Buckhorn west about 11 miles, then take Old Ballard Rd south for about 4 miles. The TH is on the left side of the road, parking on the right. This is a very tricky trailhead to find, so definitely bring a good map! Just remember, if you get to the Buckhorn Ranger Station, you've gone too far. When I last drove Buckhorn Rd in 2007, it almost looked like Ballard Rd was posted "No Trespassing", though I could have been looking at the wrong road. The turnoof for Ballard Rd is at NAD83 zone 13 461959e 4491285n. If you can't make it to the upper TH, you can also start from the Buckhorn Ranger Station (see West White Pine Mt), though the hike will, of course, be significantly longer.
Trailhead: NAD 83 zone 13 460102e 4489576n Elev: 8990'
Trail: Trail begins across the road from the parking area and leads up to Lookout Mt in 3 miles and 1800 ft.
Dog Regulations: Voice control
Webcam: Pingree Park 7 miles west (spring-fall only)
Weather: NOAA station data Local Forecast