Zimmerman Lake

Fort Collins Colorado Cross Country Ski Trails

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A short trail with a smooth and steady ascent to the lake and a fairly gentle grade back to the trailhead. The Zimmerman Lake Trail, which is popular with the locals, is a short excursion from the main road into a heavily forested area that follows an old logging road that was built to Zimmerman Lake in 1957.
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Winter Trails: Colorado-The Best Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails

by Andy Lightbody and Kathy Mattoon (Falcon Guides/Morris Book Publishing, LLC)

A short trail with a smooth and steady ascent to the lake and a fairly gentle grade back to the trailhead. The Zimmerman Lake Trail, which is popular with the locals, is a short excursion from the main road into a heavily forested area that follows an old logging road that was built to Zimmerman Lake in 1957.

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Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing
Nearby City: Fort Collins
Length: 1.75-2 miles
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Novice to intermediate
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 10,020 feet
Top Elevation: 10,495 feet
Other Uses: Snowshoeing
Local Contacts: Roosevelt National Forest
Trail/Surface Quality: Ungroomed, but often ski or snowshoe tracked
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1/4/2002

Restrooms are generally open. Very windy at the parking area so prep up inside your car. Once you duck into the forested area (about 30 yds away), the trees offer good protection. Grades are modest.

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