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Backpacking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Signal Mountain - Donner Pass Loop Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2438 Meters) 8,000 ft at access #1; 8,400 ft. at access #2; 8,288 ft. at access #3
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 11.0 Miles (17.7 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Spring
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Pingree Park; Glen Haven; Crystal Mountain

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General Description

This trail loop system is located near the northeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. It has three access points. Many hiking, backpacking, fishing and even horseback riding opportunities are here.

Directions from Estes Park: Access #1: Travel east on the Devil's Gulch Road about 10 miles. 2 miles east of Glen Haven, the Dunraven Glade Road is marked with a "Forest Access" sign. Follow this road north 3 miles to a public parking area equipped with a stock loading ramp and corral. The trailhead is marked

Directions from Loveland: Access #2: Take Hwy 34 west. At Drake, take the Glen Haven Road to the right. Follow this road about 6 miles to the Forest Access sign.

Directions from Fort Collins: Access #3: Travel west on Hwy 14 to the Pingree Park turnoff (30 miles). Travel on this road south for 1 mile pas the Buckhorn Canyon turnoff. The trailhead is on the east side of the road.Buckhorn Canyon is also accessible east off the Pingree Park Road and west off the Stove Prairie Road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Spring through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Hiking & Walking Signal Mountain - Donner Pass Loop Trail
ICON Horseback Riding

More Information

Visitor Information:

Canyon Lakes Ranger District, 2150 Centre Ave., Building E , Fort Collins, CO, 80526, Phone: 970-295-6700

Forest to Grassland Information Center, 1311 S. College Ave. , Fort Collins, CO, 80524, Phone: 970-498-2770, TTY: 970-498-2707


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