Killpecker Trail For Mountain Biking

The 82nd most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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Northwest of Fort Collins in the Poudre Canyon area, the Killpecker Trail (#956) is a 4.2 mile one-way route climbing from 9,180 feet to 10,920 feet. The trail ascends from Deadman Road to the Bald Mountain Jeep Trail at Middle Bald Mountain. It is easy to lose the trail in the logged-over area, follow the Forest Service markers.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Fort Collins, follow US287 north for 21 miles into Livermore. Turn left onto Redfeather Lakes Road heading west for 31 miles. The trailhead is on the southside of the road across from NFS North Fork Poudre Campground.

Overall, Killpecker Trail is the 82nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Killpecker Trail including Crosier Mountain, Mount Margaret Trail, North Lone Pine Trail, Roaring Creek Trail, Youngs Gulch and Horsetooth MountainHewlett Gulch.


Local Contact(s):  RNF (970)498-1375; Poudre Tourism (888) 876-8878; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bikers Guide To Colorado" from Dan Hickstein

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS North Fork Poudre Campground

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  4/5/2018

ID:  12657


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