Hiking The Roaring Creek Trail

The 25th most popular hiking trail in Colorado.

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Northwest of Fort Collins in the Poudre Canyon area, the Roaring Creek Trail (#952) is a 5 mile one-way route ascending from 7750 feet to 9880 feet. The steepest part of the trail is at the beginning as it climbs out of the Poudre Canyon. From there it follows the Roaring Creek up until it intersects with the Bald Mountain jeep trail.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Fort Collins, head west on SR14 for 50 miles. The trailhead is on the right.

Overall, Roaring Creek Trail is the 25th most popular hiking trail of all 72 hikes in Colorado. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Roaring Creek Trail including Flowers Trail, Killpecker Trail, Mount Margaret Trail, North Lone Pine Trail, Youngs Gulch #837 and Crosier Mountain #931Horsetooth Mountain Park.


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

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Colorado" from Maryann Gaug

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/arp

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  4/5/2018

ID:  12668


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