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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Trap Park Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,500 Feet (2896 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 500 Feet (152 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3048 Meters)
Length: 3.5 Miles (5.6 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 866
Usage: Light




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General Description

The Trap Park trail follows an old road from the Long Draw Road up into Trap Park. The park is a beautiful valley bounded on the southwest by Iron Mountain and on the south by Flattop Mountain. The Neota Wilderness surrounds the park to the west, east, and south. Special regulations apply within the wilderness. From the end of the park, visitors can climb to the peak of Iron Mountain which offers panoramic views in all directions.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel about 62 miles west on Hwy 14 then 4 miles south on Forest Road 156 (Long Draw Road).



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: The trail itself is a VERY easy hike. After a mile or so plenty of possible campsites are available within the trees on either side of the river valley. At the time I went (early july) the conditions were very muddy. The creek itself was flowing heavily, but fishing was poor. I didn't see a single person catch a fish in two days on the river (and i only saw one tiny cutthroat). This is a perfect spot for familys, or for someone looking to go on their first backpacking trip



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Trap Park Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Trap Park Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Long Draw Campground - Long Draw Campground is located about 73 miles west of Fort Collins, on the north edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, at an elevation of 10,030 feet.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Estes Park Chamber Resort Association, 500 Big Thompson Ave. , Estes Park, CO, 80517, Phone: 800-44-ESTES, Fax: 970-586-6336, www.rockymtntrav.com/estes

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