Kelly Flats Trail

HARD 6 reviews

Kelly Flats Trail is a 20.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

20.8 miles 4612 feet Out & Back

dog friendly




nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers



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.

3 months ago

Spectacular with lots of wildlife and not another soul around.

5 months ago

off road driving
6 months ago

Lots of fun

11 months ago

super fun closest trail to Fort Collins you can do the bypass or heart attack hill and if your rig is up to it the chutes

off road driving
1 year ago