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Unread 02-25-2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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Gross Reservoir National Forest Side

I was just curious if anyone has been over to the National Forest Side of Gross Reservoir outside of Boulder?

I was told that there is a logging trail for high clearance vehicles, I'm doubting it's very technical, but I have been told that many people attempt it in Suburu's and end up turning back. I'm just looking for a place to fish and camp, possibly canoe, not really looking for technical off roading.

If you don't know about Gross Reservoir, it's just outside of Boulder, and one side of the lake is on a National Forest which enables one to be able to camp by the water. However to get to the National Forest side, you must take the logging trail, which supposedly is very seldom used.

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Unread 02-25-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Unfortunately the road is closed until around Memorial Day(per Boulder Forest Service)...drag
I am still interested if anyone has driven this road.
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Unread 02-26-2009, 05:05 AM   #3
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Not sure if we are on the trail you are talking about but the trail goes in on the NW side of the Reservoir is the one we did the weekend before they closed the gate..

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Unread 02-26-2009, 08:17 AM   #4
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That's exactly what I wanted. Could you post directions to the trailhead?

If anyone is interested in an overnight fishing trip when these gate open let me know, I'll be there.

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Unread 02-26-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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I found a map on this site http://www.canoecolorado.com/trips/Reservoirs/Gross/

It looks like it is Fire Road 359.
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Unread 02-27-2009, 06:42 AM   #6
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That's exactly what I wanted. Could you post directions to the trailhead?

If anyone is interested in an overnight fishing trip when these gate open let me know, I'll be there.

Thanks.

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Unread 03-20-2009, 08:58 PM   #7
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Being that Gross is part of Boulders water supply, you're not supposed to boat on or swim in it. It's a pretty easy trail, I've had my big truck down to the water on the north shore. It's still a great place though.
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Unread 03-21-2009, 10:35 PM   #8
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http://www.coloradokayakfishing.com/articles/gross.html

Boated it many times, fished and bowfished. Just wanted a place to camp too.
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Unread 03-22-2009, 09:52 AM   #9
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That's cool. The last time I was up there, I was told I couldn't put my canoe in the lake. Times have changed.
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I have been taking that trail for 25 yrs, they recently closed the road to let it recover and do maintenance on it, last year the arapahoe National forest told me that it was planning on re opening it this year, I have not checked to see if it is open again yet. The Denver Water Board closes the lake to Canoes in September, I went up to Snag for Kokanee in the inlet and the road was closed, so i thought i would take the canoe, they stopped me as i was unloading it. had to hike.

Great trails, I am hopefull it is open this year, does anyone know the status?
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Don't know the status this year...If we are thinking of the same road that gets you to the good camp sites on the Lake...? It's been closed for at least the last two years. I'll search for the link with the info for that road closure.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #12
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Went by there this weekend, the gate has been reopened and it is posted as offroad vehicles allowed in the summer. The entrance has been redone and there were a lot of hikers back there. I didnt go past the gate as I dont trust my rear axle right now. I live only a few miles from there. This is access from County Road 68.

P.S. Gross Res is Denver Water Board property.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:04 AM   #13
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Went by there this weekend, the gate has been reopened and it is posted as offroad vehicles allowed in the summer. The entrance has been redone and there were a lot of hikers back there. I didnt go past the gate as I dont trust my rear axle right now. I live only a few miles from there. This is access from County Road 68.

P.S. Gross Res is Denver Water Board property.
Good to know. Thanks for posting the info here. I love camping at gross. Thanks
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