Battlement Reservoir Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

HARD 4 reviews
#136 of 175 trails in

Battlement Reservoir Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] 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.

3.8 miles
1440 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




nature trips

off road driving







private property

15 days 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!

1 month 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

3 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.

9 months ago