North Slope Recreation Area

Location: 5069 Pikes Peak Hwy, Cascade, CO 80809

Park Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, extended hours in summer months.


Amenities: The area is along Pikes Peak Highway and is at over 9,200 feet in elevation. Licensed fisherman can try their luck for elusive trout in three different lakes (May-Oct) and adventure-seekers can hike and bike on nearby trails. There are three cold water reservoirs with an abundance of Brook, Brown, Cutbow, Cutthroat, Lake and Rainbow trout.  Purists can test their fly-fishing skills at secluded North Catamount Reservoir where only flies and lures are allowed. Hikers and mountain bikers have access to 12 miles of trail, mostly single track. Most reviewers rave about the shade which is always appreciated during the hot summer months.  It goes without saying that the views are spectacular, especially the section of trail between North and South Catamount Reservoirs.


Area Map


NOTE: There is a fee to access this area (Pikes Peak Toll Road) and it closes seasonally, open May – Oct. To purchase a pass please visit

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