Kelly Flats Trail

HARD 8 reviews

Kelly Flats Trail is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point 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.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3057 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

off road driving
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Spectacular with lots of wildlife and not another soul around.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

off road driving
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Lots of fun

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Friday, January 24, 2014

amazing.