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 hiking 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 29th most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado.