Long Draw Reservoir Road

Total Miles


3133.54 ft


2.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Beautiful landscapes, camping, fishing, wildlife and off road fun. What more could you ask for? Choose from designated trailside camp spots or campgrounds that will charge a small fee. This beautiful area is flanked by wilderness area and Rocky Mountain National Park. It closes when snow begins and opens when it melts. Call ahead.


Easy. Mild washboard road suitable for cars when clear of snow.


The dam for Long Draw Reservoir was completed in 1929. Thirty years later the dam was expanded, flooding an additional 390 acres of the Roosevelt National Forest. Water for the reservoir comes from La Poudre Pass Creek, which flows out of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Technical Rating


Access Description

From Fort Collins, take Highway 14 west about 52 miles from Highway 287. Turn left on wide gravel road with large gate (F.S.156) across from parking lot on right.