Battlement Reservoirs #2160.5

Near Parachute, Colorado

Battlement Reservoirs #2160.5 does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The Battlement Reservoirs Trail (also known as the ) leads to the Battlement Reservoirs, which are a chain of seven man-made lakes located in a spectacular mountain setting. Beginning at the Battlement Trailhead, the Lava Creek Trail gains 2,000 feet of elevation over 2.1 miles. The trail is rocky, steep, strenuous, but scenic and highly rewarding. The route closely follows Battlement Creek and Lava Creek, winding through stands of spruce and aspen. Towards the top of the trail, users will cross through several open meadows with good views to the northwest. The trail ends at an intersection with the Battlement Jeep Trail (FR-847). Take a right turn to follow the Jeep Trail to the Battlement Reservoirs. Total distance from the trailhead to the Reservoirs is 2.5 miles

The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking and Horseback Riding. The Battlement Reservoirs also provide excellent fishing and primitive camping opportunities.

The lower part of the Lava Creek Trail crosses through private property. Please respect nearby landowners by staying on the trail and refraining from littering. Stay alert for trail signs and navigation markers. The trail will cross an oil & gas access road several times within the first mile. The trail also crosses Lava Creek at approximately 0.5 miles; this crossing could be hazardous during high water. 

View the Recreation Opportunity Guide and Map for the Battlement Reservoirs Trail (.pdf documents)