Montgomery Pass East

Featured Route
on Joe Wright Creek in Roosevelt National Forest, CO
  • Total Length
    4.2mi
  • Ascent
    1,193ft
  • Difficulty
    Moderate

This route climbs 1.3 miles before reaching a historic cabin ruin and the boundary of Colorado State Forest State Park. Half a mile further is the pass itself, offering spectacular views of the region. The trail is in a sub-alpine area with large sub-alpine fir and Engelmann spruce. 

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Timeline
1
Trailhead

Zimmerman Lake trailhead accommodates approximately 55 vehicles.

2
Cabin Ruin

At the boundary line between Roosevelt National Forest and Colorado State Forest State Park there are the remains of a historic log cabin that was built around 1900.

Continue Hiking
For ¾mi
The trees open up for the final stretch to the pass. You can continue further into the State Park or turn around after soaking in the views, as this route depicts. 
3
Mountain Pass

From here there are magnificent views of North Park to the west, Neota Wilderness to the south, and Rawah Wilderness to the north.