Boundary Creek campsite 1 via North Fork Trail

based on 30 tracks & routes #3 hike out of 22 in
4.3 mi
Distance
2 hrs 12 min
Time
terrain
1,289 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate there and back trail (Forest Service Trail #929) starting in the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area and ending at Boundary Creek campsite 1 in Rocky Mountain National Park. You have the option to continue hiking further once you cross into the Park. National Park Service rules and regulations apply once you cross the clearly marked boundary.

This trail goes by 1, 3, 5, 4, 6, 8, 7, and Boundary Creek campsite 2.

The trail has a gradual elevation gain on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park, with the exception of the beginning .35 mile of the trail, which is a decent drop on the way in and in turn, a decent incline on the way back. It's mostly shaded but does have full exposure in some areas. You will follow the North Fork of the Big Thompson for much of the trail. Elk and Moose can be seen along the trail. Also be mindful of the trail passing through the private property Chaley Camp, located around mile 1.15 and extending ~ a 1/3 mile.

Getting Started

Start at the Dunraven Trailhead in Glen Haven. To get here, follow Highway 34 into the Big Thompson Canyon and turn right at County Road 43/Drake. Continue on CR 43 for ~6 miles then turn right on Dunraven Glade Rd. Dunraven Glade Rd continues for ~ 3 miles and ends at the trailhead, where there is room for 23 vehicles in the parking lot. There are two trailheads that start at the parking lot, Bulwark Ridge and North Fork.

Taking Children

This is a good hike for children, although most would get board before reaching the Park boundary. There is a lot of scenery and wildlife to see on the trail and there's no rock scrambling.


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