Big Thompson Parks Update

6/24/2019: Glade Park was destroyed in the flood but is open to walk-in fishing access only. Narrows Park has reopened after the flood. Please stay on the designated trail to the river to protect restoration areas. Forks Park remains closed. Work is underway there and it should reopen in 2019. Sleepy Hollow Park has opened for the 2019 season.

Glade, Narrows, Forks and Sleepy Hollow

After the devastating flood of 1976, Larimer County acquired several parcels in the Big Thompson canyon. Four of those parcels became County Parks and include public river access for fishing, picnicking, and general outdoor enjoyment of such a stunning canyon. The Big Thompson Canyon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna including native trout, healthy Ponderosa Pine forests, pristine sage shrub lands, and spectacular wildlife. Bring the family, a fishing rod, and a picnic lunch and enjoy everything these parks have to offer.

The Big Thompson Parks have no entrance fee, are open April through October from dawn to dusk, and are located along Highway 34 west of Loveland, Colorado.

 

Features

Fishing
Picnic Area
Restroom

Accordion

Map

The Big Thompson Parks are located from east to west at:

Glade Park:
1809 Glade Rd
Loveland, CO 80538

Narrows Park:
1027 West Highway 34
Loveland, CO 80537

Forks Park:
1608 West Highway 34
Estes Park, CO 80515

Sleepy Hollow Park:
2131 West Highway 34
Estes Park, CO 80515

Directions from Loveland:

  • Drive west on Highway 34. Mile markers (mm) are as follows:
    Glade Park: mm 87.0
    Narrows Park: mm 81.1
    Forks Park: mm 76.0
    Sleepy Hollow: mm 70.6

Directions from Estes Park:

  • Drive east on Highway 34. Reference mile markers from above.