Explore the most popular trails near Lake Shore Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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For what I was after (a family friendly trail), this was a great trail. I had the family with me, so my 4.5 yr old and 1.5 yr old were entertained and we were able to stop and hike a few places. So, it was more interesting than a fire road, with spots to hike that my wife likes and it’s a short trail (3-4 miles) only about 20 miles or so from our house. Great all around.

2016 4Runner Trail
3” Toytec
33” BFG KO2
(so my vehicle is way overkill for this, there was a stock 4Runner SR5 and a new stock JL Wrangler out there too).

off road driving
2 days ago

Road from the east was moderately difficult, then for about .75 miles it was suited for a 4x4. then it was pretty tame for the remainder. Over half was a gravel or dirt mountain road.
We also climbed the Twin Sister's PEAK via the trailhead about a mile in. Excellent hike, about 3.1 miles round trip.

off road driving
10 days ago

Toooo tooo toooo easy took a 98 Jeep Cherokee 31 2.5 lift tires @30psi
Took us about 30 min to do the trail a few mud spots
And about 5 okay rocky spots but over all did everything in 2 wheel with an open diff very nice drive otherwise first trail iv done in Colorado.

off road driving
21 days ago

Can I take a RZR out there?

off road driving
24 days ago

Went out at the request of my 4 year old daughter today so we headed on up to this trail. I'd say it was pretty fun with a few minor obstacles. Definitely not the most challanging trail I've been on but it was sure nice to get out and flex the suspension a little bit. I'd probably come back for just a quick day outing. Running a 2011 JK sport with 3.25" lift and 35s.

off road driving
27 days ago

Cool little trail. Did it yesterday in a thunderstorm but didn't get washed out. You need some clearance for the rocky areas. I mean you might be able to get by but you'd risk bottoming out. Overall it's a fun trail that's close to the front range area.



My rig:
2001 cherokee XJ
3.5inch lift on 31s

off road driving
27 days ago

fun little trail. wife, kids and I enjoyed it. little short but nice. 2016 Rubicon stock

hiking
1 month ago

Kid and Family like hiking part of this trail. Dog loved the water

off road driving
1 month ago

Tried this trail in my completely stock 2016 Jeep Renegade, bottomed out 3 times, but other than that, had no issues making in through the terrain. Nice scenery

Short trail - definitely do the Twin Sisters. Quick and easy, fun!

off road driving
1 month ago

I went there for driving, and it was lackluster at best. Fun if you have dogs and want to walk.

off road driving
1 month ago

Good little trail. We came up from the east side and headed on up. Nothing too crazy, but it was a good trail to start the day with.

off road driving
2 months ago

Nice little trail, lots of features and terrain type. My stock 2018 JL Rubi had zero issues! 33 tires, no lift

paddle sports
2 months ago

They don’t allow dogs to swim in the lake, which is odd to me... but you can have your dog, they just can’t swim. They’re allowed to get in for a “cool down,” which is like one minute. Otherwise, good paddling. Won’t be back if my dog can’t swim though (he has a PDF).

off road driving
2 months ago

Fun trail, my stock 15 Rubicon handled it with ease.

off road driving
2 months ago

Fun ,Moderate trail, REALLY! Rocky and one lane for a bit which can be intense. Overall wife and I had a blast, Slow and steady we went ,didn't air down the tires. Driving a 2014 Rubicon Unlimited with a 6inch lift and 35 inch mudders. Would do again and again! Didn't bottom out either..

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail- slightly heavy traffic (it was a Saturday however).

off road driving
2 months ago

Drove down to the reservoir just to see what was there. Looks to be great camping spots. Trail is easy to the point a car can make it down.

off road driving
2 months ago

Drove the trail today. First time on a trail like that, ever. Was alone and it made me a little nervous at times just due to inexperience. My jeep is a rubicon and has 35s with a 4” Tara flex. It handled the trail perfectly! Only issue was a group going the opposite way became an issue.

off road driving
2 months ago

Today’s method of travel was a Jeep YJ that has a 2” lift but is otherwise stock. (No need to air down the tires.)

Not overly challenging, I’d say moderate is a fair assessment. It’s a short trail and we encountered several tent campers along the way. The perfect place for beginners. I gave it an extra star for the scenery just to get to the trailhead.

I’m a two wheeled adventure fan and this would be way to short and boring for my dirt machine. UTV’s would get bored quickly.

off road driving
2 months ago

Trail was closed to vehicles when we arrived.

Fun wet day! Not very long, not very difficult. Great time!

off road driving
3 months ago

Very fun and not too challenging. Only a couple spots where decent ground clearance was useful.

I got thru it on my stock 4Runner. Very fun.

off road driving
3 months ago

Hi, can anyone tell me is this a good trail for a UTV.
Thanks

camping
3 months ago

Great camping spots, but it does get busy during the summer. No facilities at all! Pack it all in and out. You can kayak on the lake, but I would suggest driving back around to the boat ramp to do so. I tried carrying two small kayaks up and down the hill leading from the campgrounds and it was really rough. Fishing isn't great unless you go all the way down to the south-west corner of the reservoir where south boulder creek dumps in, which is a long paddle.

Here is a PDF listing all the camp designated campsites.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5370031.pdf

off road driving
3 months ago

Great trail; enough obstacles to keep your attention, but nothing too sketchy.

on Gross Reservoir

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail, reservoir was really pretty. Went early and saw no other day hikers only a few campers. Exposed trail , no real forest-covered walking. Great morning hike!

2015 Subaru Outback - winter tires...done it about 4 times.
Couple parts required fancy driving to not ground out but Subaru’s AWD kicks ass.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice 1 mile hike (2mi round trip) to the reservoir. Trail was nicely maintained with omly a few icy spots.

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