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

Quick Facts

Link Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,400 Feet (2560 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 2,200 Feet (671 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3231 Meters)
Length, One-way: 9.1 Miles (14.6 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 963
Usage: Moderate




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General Description

The trail climbs through a lodgepole pine forest to the Big McIntyre Burn, where excellent views of the Laramie River Valley north to Wyoming and south to the Poudre Canyon are available. The Link Trail intersects the Medicine Bow Trail, the McIntyre Lake Trail, and finally joins the Rawah Trial at Rawah Lake #1.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel about 59 miles west on Hwy 14; 16 miles north on CR 103 (Laramie River Road); 2 miles west on CR 190 (Glendevey Road).

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking The Link Trail intersects the Medicine Bow Trail, the McIntyre Lake Trail, and the Rawah Trail.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking The Link Trail intersects the Medicine Bow Trail, the McIntyre Lake Trail, and the Rawah Trail.
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding The Link Trail intersects the Medicine Bow Trail, the McIntyre Lake Trail, and the Rawah Trail.
Yes



Related Activities
Browns Park Campground - Brown's Park Campground is located about 78 miles northwest of Fort Collins at an elevation of 8,400 feet.

Medicine Bow Trail - This trail is located west of Fort Collins in the Rawah Wilderness. It follows Medicine Bow Divide from Ute Pass south to the Link Trail.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, 420 South Howes, Suite 101 , Fort Collins, CO, 80522, Phone: 800-274-FORT, Fax: 970-493-8061, www.ci.fort-collins.co.us

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