North of Button Rock Reservoir and west of US Hwy 36 is a large portion of the Roosevelt National Forest centered around Button Rock Mountain (8,450ft elevation). This area contains an extensive trail system from the east at Pinewood Springs across the mountain to the Coulson Gulch Trailhead off Big Elk Road to the west.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round; 24 hours a day 1,591 acres US Forest Service:
Boulder Ranger District
Canyon Lakes Ranger District
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed - must be on leash in developed areas 9 6,490ft - 8,440ft

Button Rock Mountain Hiking Area Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Button Rock Mountain - Danny Boy Access Trail
2 - Button Rock Mountain Trail
3 - Oh Danny Boy Loop Trail
Area Trailheads:
1 - Button Rock Mountain - Danny Boy Access Trail
Area Campgrounds: