Kelly Flats Trail is a 20.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
Northern Colorado's premier hard-core trail Kelly Flats has long been the premier hard-core trail in northern Colorado. The trail climbs steeply out of the Cache La Poudre River Valley and winds for a considerable distance across a high ridge with beautiful views of the Mummy Range on a clear day. Noted obstacles include The Chutes and Heart Attack Hill. A wet spring often delays May 15 opening of the trail, so call ahead to verify. ATVs and UTVs may find this trail too difficult. Located in Roosevelt National Forest. For current conditions call Canyon Lakes Ranger District (970) 295-6700. First part of trail is extremely steep and rocky. Middle is easy as it passes through a residential area. Last part has some large mud holes. Body damage is a frequent occurrence on The Chutes. Not for stock SUVs.