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Quick Facts

North Fork Reservoir

Elevation: 11,393 Feet (3551.4 Meters)
Handicapped Accessible: No
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 130, San Isabel National Forest
Recommended Season: Summer




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General Description

North Fork Reservoir is located 16 miles northwest of Poncha Springs on County Road 240. The lake is immediately west of North Fork Campground and is the main attraction of the site. Other recreation opportunities in the area are four-wheel driving, hiking and mountain biking. The elevation of the site is 11,000'.

Directions from Poncha Springs: Travel 6 miles west on Highway 50; and then drive north 10 miles on County Road 240 to the reservoir. County Road 240 is not recommended for large RVs or trailers.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping North Fork Reservoir - North Fork Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing North Fork Reservoir
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving North Fork Reservoir - North Fork Road, Taylor Mountain Road, Tomichi Pass Road
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking North Fork Reservoir - Hancock Lake Trail, Colorado Trail, Mt. Shavano Trail
No
ICON Horseback Riding North Fork Reservoir - Hancock Lake Trail, Colorado Trail
ICON Animal Identification North Fork Reservoir
Yes
ICON Bird Identification North Fork Reservoir
Yes
ICON Plant Identification North Fork Reservoir
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification North Fork Reservoir
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs North Fork Reservoir
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking North Fork Reservoir - Hancock Lake Trail, Colorado Trail
No
ICON Scenic Driving North Fork Reservoir - Monarch Pass
No
ICON Viewing Scenery North Fork Reservoir
Yes



Related Activities
Colorado Trail (Chalk Creek to Highway 50) - Segment 14 of the Colorado Trail extends 20 miles south from Chalk Creek Road to Highway 50 west of Maysville. This portion of the trail is open to foot, horse and bike traffic.

North Fork Reservoir Campground - At 11,000' this campground is the highest in the area. Many recreation opportunities are accessible from this site with fishing as the star attraction.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce, 406 West Rainbow Blvd. , Salida, CO, , Phone: 719-539-3591

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