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

Quick Facts

Roaring Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,700 Feet (2347 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,300 Feet (701 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3048 Meters)
Length: 4.6 Miles (7.4 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 952
Usage: Light




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General Description

The Roaring Creek Trail runs from the Poudre Canyon to the Bald Mountain Jeep Trail. Portions of the first mile of this trail offer panoramic views of the Poudre Canyon. The first mile is steep, but the remainder of the trail is flat or only gently rising.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel northwest on Highway 14, 50 miles to the trailhead. The trailhead is just beyond the State Fish Hatchery and the Big Bend Campground.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Dan M. (Morrison, CO)
Time of Day: afternoon on the way up, morning on the way back
Length of Time: 3 hrs up, 2.5 back
Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: A pretty easy 5 mile hike (one way), only the 1st mile or so has any real uphill. Didn't see anyone beyond 2 miles. First part of the trail climbs out of the Poudre Canyon, providing nice views. Then you travel through the forest for a while. Eventually, the forest thins out and you will finally come to a large meadow at the end of the trail. We camped at the meadow. Great site, we took our dogs on the trip and they had a blast playing frisbee in the wide open area. If you are looking to take a dog on the trail, take note: call the ranger station beforehand to make sure they are allowed off-leash. Overall, a great hike for seclusion but the views are mediocre.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Roaring Creek Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Big Bend Campground - Big Bend Campground sits adjacent to the Poudre River. It is located 49 miles west of Fort Collins at an elevation of 7,600 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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