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

Quick Facts

Michigan Ditch Cross-country Ski Trail

Beginning Elevation: 10,280 Feet (3133 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,200 Feet (366 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,480 Feet (3499 Meters)
Length: 6.0 Miles (9.7 Kilometers) to Michigan Lakes
Recommended Season: Winter
Usage: Moderate

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General Description

This trail begins at Cameron Pass. The trail lies mainly on Colorado State Forest land. It follows the Michigan Ditch road for several miles on a gentler grade. It then forks to the left and becomes steeper and narrower for the remainder of the journey. The trail ends in the picturesque American lakes basin, surrounded on all sides by 12, 000 ft. peaks. There are abundant slopes for telemarking. Snowmobilers can access this area via the Seven Utes Trail.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel west on Hwy 14 up Poudre Canyon to the top of Cameron Pass. Parking is available at the pass.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Winter through Spring (NOTE: Seasons vary depending on snow conditions.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cross-country Skiing Michigan Ditch Cross-country Ski Trail
ICON Snowmobiling Snowmobilers can access the area via the Seven Utes Trail.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO


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