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Shoshone Trail

Area Fort Collins
Park/Forest Ramsay-Shockey Open Space
Trailhead Ramsay-Shockey
Distance Roundtrip 2.5 Miles
Elevation Start 6608 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 274 ft
Features Reservoir, Vistas
Dogs Allowed? Yes, on leash


Ramsay-Shockey Open Space is next to Pinewood Reservoir about 14 miles west of Loveland, CO. It has 2 trails. The Shoshone Trail starts at the parking area on the north side of Pinewood Reservoir. It travels next to reservoir then through forest and meadows areas. There are pretty views of the reservoir and mountains. The Besant Point Trail skirts the reservoir and could be connected with the Shoshone Trail for a longer hike.

Note that this area requires a permit and there is no place to purchase a day permit at the trailhead. You have to get the permit at visitor center which is a few miles before the trailhead. You gain quite a bit of elevation before you get to the trailhead.

Directions info

Get Directions in Google Maps →
Off County Rd 18E(Pole Hill Rd) about 14 miles west of Loveland, CO.


Larimer County Ramsay-Shockey Open Space Page
Trail Map PDF


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