Battlement Reservoir Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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White River National Forest

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.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,450 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

ohv / off road driving

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

private property

To access the trailhead you have to drive about 5 miles on a gravel road where a four wheel drive vehicle 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.

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1 day ago

Went up 5/31/20 for a trail run. I was able to make it to the reservoirs but I had to traverse a few small snow fields and mud bogs. I went off trail a bit to avoid muddy areas. If you’re hiking it’s a long one, it’s 8.56 miles round trip with over 2000 feet elevation gain. Trail is very rocky at parts and shallow water run off crosses the trail. I would rate this as a difficult ATV trail. It’s very beautiful up top. Don’t be deceived once you to head towards the reservoirs there is still more inclines to travel. The trail never truly flattens out!

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7 months ago

A good hard hike with a beautiful end.

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9 months ago

Steep hike, nice stream for water, dog friendly. All in all it was a nice hike, great views at times and awesome scenery along the trail.

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10 months ago

Great hike! Mountain meadows, streams, downed trees, and lightly traveled trail.

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Thu Jul 05 2018

Awesome views, very few people. It is definitely a hard hike. Bring lots of water and bug spray. The trail to the lakes in much longer than 3.8 miles round trip, so beware.

Wed May 30 2018

Great hike, beautiful views, definitely needs better trail markers. Got a little bit lost!!!

Sat Apr 14 2018

Love this app!!! Just what I was looking for!

Mon Aug 28 2017

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.

Wed Jul 05 2017

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!

Fri Jun 16 2017

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

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Thu Mar 30 2017

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.

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