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Backpacking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Medicine Bow Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,500 Feet (3200 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 630 Feet (192 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,870 Feet (3008 Meters)
Length: 11.0 Miles (17.7 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 965
Usage: Light

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General Description

Access the Medicine Bow Trail from the Rawah, Link, or McIntyre Creek/Ute Pass Trails. The trail follows the Medicine Bow Divide from Ute Pass south to join the Link Trail near McIntyre Lake. the trail is difficult to follow at some points. Views of North Park, the Laramie River Valley, Wyoming, and rocky Mountain National Park are available at numerous places along the trail.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel about 59 miles west on Hwy 14; take County Road 103 (Laramie River Road) and access the Medicine Bow Trail from the Rawah, Link, or McIntyre Creek/Ute Pass Trails.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Medicine Bow and connecting trails.
ICON Hiking & Walking Medicine Bow and connecting trails.
ICON Horseback Riding Medicine Bow and connecting trails.

Related Activities
Link Trail - This trail begins west of Fort Collins, near the Browns Park Campground. It leads into the Rawah Wilderness.

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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