Bent Rock Trail

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Bent Rock Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Livermore, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Deep crimson and tan rocks, rolling grasslands, and sandy washes await you at Red Mountain Open Space, an almost 15,000-acre open space in northeastern Colorado. From the trailhead, hikers, bikers, and horseback riders can take off on over 15 miles of multi-use trails. Red Mountain Open Space has no entrance fee and is open dawn to dusk, March through November. The trailhead is on County Road 21, just 25 miles north of Fort Collins.

hiking
4 days ago

Love hiking up in this area, we usually go early in the day and often have the place to ourselves. I don't believe we did the entire loop, but the part that goes along the creek along the rock sides is just lovely. We've gone further once the trail climbs up so you have a pretty good view of the whole area. Before that though, its easy enough and there a couple creek crossings to make you feel adventurous! I would imagine you most certainly wouldn't want to hike anywhere in this area during the heat of the day, so plan accordingly - very little shade!

hiking
16 days ago

This trail was way out there in the middle of no where, it felt a little strange hiking with our young girls and some weird guy showing up in the parking lot, loitering around, and then left, anyway, I would watch out for rattlesnakes because we encountered a small one near one of the many gates you go through, definitely go when it's cooler out, no shade on the trail, the deer flies practically carried us away on the last part through the canyon area so bug spray is helpful, nice bathrooms and covered picnic table area at the parking lot, the stream was really nice, the different kind of rock layers was really pretty, the girls were able to handle the 3 mile loop with just a little up and down on the trail, one crossing over the stream did not have nice big rocks like the other crossings so the girls had to take their shoes and socks off to cross over, we will do it again someday but be more prepared next time

1 month ago

A few hills. Horseflies we're very annoying! Beautiful views. Couple of creek crossings, we all got our feet wet.

1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

awesome, my 3 year old daughter loved it and had no problem hiking the whole trail.

5 months ago

Took the kids on this trail and they had a blast our youngest is 2 and she managed for a little while. But even with her on my back this was an easy trail.

hiking
7 months ago

The geology is AMAZING!

9 months ago

beautiful trail, head to the bent rock trail from the parking lot and when you cross the river the first time is where youchoose your loop route, heading right/straightish brings you into a beautiful canyon with a creek. trails are very easy. ky-lynn is also beautiful

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Friday, June 03, 2016