Battlement Reservoir Trail

HARD 8 reviews
#129 of 178 trails in

Battlement Reservoir Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Parachute, Colorado that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1450 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

forest

lake

views

bugs

muddy

rocky

To access the trailhead you have to drive about 5 miles on a gravel road where a four wheel drive vehicle really is required, especially for the last half mile or so. Once at the trailhead make sure that you have some good hiking shoes on with good grip because the trail gets very slippery in places, especially on the way down. Also make sure that you apply some insect repellent.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

Signs have just been added from I-70 to the parking lot, making getting to the trailhead much easier. Make sure you have a good map for the upper part of the trail, the lower part is easy to follow. Very pretty resivior at the top... there are several if you explore a bit.
. and wildflowers are great.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

To access the trailhead you have to drive about 5 miles on a gravel road where a four wheel drive vehicle really is required, especially for the last half mile or so. Once at the trailhead make sure that you have some good hiking shoes on with good grip because the trail gets very slippery in places, especially on the way down. Also make sure that you apply some insect repellent because we forgot it and the insects were swarming us about the whole time. This is a long and HARD hike so you have to be in pretty good shape to be able to accomplish this one but the views are well worth it! I think that I am in decent shape for an average person and I was wore out after this one!

5 months ago

I looked this trail up and the directions
The directions are completely opposite but managed to go the right way and the direction to the lakes up top
It is all dirt road and brings you to private property at the top of the mountain with video surveillence and no where to park your car
not worth it
wasted 2 hrs drivinf up and back down it

hiking
7 months ago

Not as difficult as the description makes it sound. A little steep in a couple of areas, but more long and steadily uphill than anything. Pristine reservoirs at the top with native cutthroat trout up top. Beautiful meadows and stream crossings. You even pass an old cabin in ruins on the way. Might even see a bear. Hidden gem that is rarely hiked by anyone but locals.

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016