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Trail Map and Regulations

Trail Regulations

  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
  • All pedestrians and bicyclists must stay on established trails.
  • Trash must be either packed out or put into receptacles posted at points along trails.
  • No alcohol allowed.
  • Trails open dawn to dusk.
  • Harassment of wildlife is not allowed at any time.
  • No unauthorized vehicle access.

 

Fishing Regulations

  • All Colorado state fishing regulations apply.
  • No ice fishing.
  • No boats or flotation devices.
  • No bow fishing.
  • No swimming.
  • Dogs on leash at all times and pick up after your dog.
  • Fish only in designated areas.
  • No alcohol.
  • Pack your trash.

Fishing Locations

Fishing is allowed from certain shore locations around Houts Reservoir and Equalizer Lake:

Equalizer

  • From the fishing pier located west of Old Canal Park
  • From the rip-rap/shoreline stabilization along the southeastern edge
  • From the dam rip-rap along the southern edge 

Houts

  • From the shoreline along the southwestern edge, from the pump houses to where the land bridge begins

PLEASE HELP US ENFORCE THE REGULATIONS AROUND HOUTS RESERVOIR & EQUALIZER LAKE