State Forest State Park

71,000 acres and something for everyone.

Lake Agnes and the Nokhu Crags in State Forest State Park, Colorado.
Lake Agnes – Nokhu Crags

How to get there:

The northwest entrance to the park is located at the intersection of SH14/CR41, about 3 miles west of the Moose Visitor’s Center.

  • From Denver via I-25—SH14
  • 139 miles 2 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • NW Entrance
  • 40.5529 -106.0383

In General:HikingSnowshoeing TrailCross Country SkiingHikingHorseback RidingSnowmobile TrailsATVs Allowed - Check Regulations4wd high clearance vehicle required4wd vehicle with low range requiredCampgroundFishing Available

The park has 219 campsites, a corral at the Bockman CG, 6 cabins, 7 yurts, 9 picnic sites, 80 miles of
motorized roads and trails, 70 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 50 miles of signed snowshoe and skiing trails, and the largest moose herd in Colorado.

Photo Ops:

With 71,000 acres of forest, jagged peaks, alpine lakes, wildlife and miles of trails, this park has it all when it comes to photo ops! This park is all about getting out and exploring.

Lake Agnes Trail Scenic vistasHikingSnowshoeing TrailCross Country Skiing

  • Length: 1.6 miles RT
  • Elev gain: 400 ft
  • Rating: Easy
  • Hiking Time: min. 45 mins

The trail is 2.5 miles one-way in winter. Short hike into the Lake Agnes scenic area. Spectacular views of Nokhu Crags. Fly and lure fishing at Lake Agnes. Historic cabin located at the trailhead. No camping or fires permitted.

Ruby Jewel Route Scenic vistasFlowersHikingSnowshoeing TrailCross Country SkiingATVs Allowed - Check RegulationsSnowmobile Trails4wd high clearance vehicle required4wd vehicle with low range required

  • Length: 8 miles RT
  • Elev gain: 800 ft
  • Rating: Moderate
  • Hiking Time: min. 4 hours

Most passenger vehicles can travel the first mile to the car parking area or the Ruby Jewel Yurt. 4X4’s can continue for another two miles where the route dead-ends at the Ruby Jewel Trailhead. Dispersed vehicle camping is permitted.

Diamond Peaks Scenic vistasFall ColorsHikingHikingSnowshoeing TrailCross Country SkiingHorseback RidingATVs Allowed - Check Regulations

  • Length: 14 miles RT
  • Elev gain: 1250 ft
  • Rating: Mod/Diff
  • Hiking Time: min. 7 hours

Perfect trail for ATVs or motorcycles in the summer. This is a popular destination in the winter for extreme skiing. High avalanche-prone areas.

Gould Loop Trail WildlifeScenic vistasHikingHikingSnowshoeing TrailCross Country SkiingHorseback Riding

  • Length: 6.5 miles RT
  • Elev gain: 240 ft
  • Rating: Difficult
  • Hiking Time: min. 3 hours

The loop trail starts either at the Moose Visitor Center or at Ranger Lakes and parallels the middle fork of the Michigan River. Great moose habitat along the trail. Fly & lure fishing permitted.

Montgomery Pass Route Scenic vistasFlowersHikingSnowshoeing TrailCross Country SkiingHikingHorseback RidingATVs Allowed - Check RegulationsSnowmobile Trails4wd vehicle with low range required

  • Length: 8 miles RT
  • Elev gain: 2430 ft
  • Rating: Difficult
  • Hiking Time: min. 4 hrs

13 miles one-way in winter. This trail is a true 4X4 route experience. Vehicles will encounter lots of rock, dips and steep conditions. At it end, it’s only a short walk to the top of the ridge for spectacular views in all directions; North Park fans out to the west and the Neota Wilderness to the east. Wildflowers put on a tremendous display immediately after snow melt and continue through most of the summer. Used to access Montgomery Pass Yurts & Trail. Dispersed camping.

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