Changing Aspen Leaves - RMNP

Larimer County Offices, Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are all closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015.
County Offices are also closed on Friday, November 27 while the Courts, District Attorney, Landfill, Household Hazardous Waste, and Recycle Center are open. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.


Ramsay-Shockey Open Space

The 177-acre Ramsay-Shockey Open Space has a four-mile natural surface trail. Hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy extraordinary vistas of the surrounding valley in a peaceful ponderosa-pine-forest and open-meadow setting. A ¼-mile wheelchair-accessible boardwalk starts at Pinewood Reservoir's Blue Mountain Campground.

This open space was purchased in 1997 to protect important wildlife habitat, provide a buffer to Pinewood Reservoir, and expand recreational activities. An interpretive brochure, available at the trailhead, corresponds to numbered stops along trails and teaches about native flora, abundant fauna, outstanding geology, and the remarkable history of this area.

Ramsay-Shockey Open Space requires entrance permits, is open year-round from dawn to dusk, and is located next to Pinewood Reservoir, southwest of Loveland, Colorado, and northwest of Berthoud, Colorado.

General Regulations

For specifics, ask a ranger for a copy of the Regulations Brochure.
  • Day use only. Closed sunset to sunrise.
  • Pets must be kept on leash at all times.
  • Stay on the trail to avoid and not disturb wildlife, including rattlesnakes.
  • Firearms, fires, fireworks, hunting and trapping are prohibited.



Park Entrance Permits

Management Plans

Property Information

Background Image: Changing Aspen Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park by Jeremy Hollis. All rights reserved.