Moody Hill Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Moody Hill Trail is a 18.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
18.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,484 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

The trail begins and ends with fun rocky climbs. Dispersed camping at various points along the route. The road to Crystal Mountain crosses a patchwork of private land. Stay on the route shown here at all times to avoid landowner conflicts. Gates open June 15 and close Nov. 30 under normal conditions. For current conditions call Roosevelt National Forest, Canyon Lakes Ranger District at (970) 295-6700. Steep, rocky sections are easier with lockers, but most high-clearance, short-wheel-based 4x4s can manage the trail if the driver has some offroad experience.

off road driving
10 days ago

it was fun until the road got to steep. I tried to do this in a can am 850 outlander but didn't make it to the end. ended up rolling the atv. it was still fun.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail. Was a little tuff at the beginning but also challenging and not to hard. Had 33’s with a 4” lift in my 2001 Jeep wrangle. Took that trail like a champ.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail. Very green this time of year.
The ascent right at the beginning is fun but the crystal mountain trail was gated off.
The closure signs looked fairly new.

off road driving
2 months ago

Took a not quite stock JK Wrangler up it. Hardest part is right at the beginning - you need to pick a line up a steep rock outcropping. The Rubicons we accidentally convoyed with walked right up it with their lockers. Next time we'd air down. The rest of the trail is pretty easy but jouncy with rocks. The 2nd half of the trail was closed off, so we never made it to the end.

2 months ago

Good trail great view. Overall moderate trail with one difficult rock climb

off road driving
2 months ago

Did this yesterday, super easy trail to find. I aired down for comfort and would possibly recommend it for a few sections but you could probably make it with out. Easy trail and lots of fun. Got to the top in about 90 min.

hiking
4 months ago

Road was closed to 4x4 traffic. Tough/steep hike for first 2 miles. Dogs enjoyed the hike and we saw turkeys and a young male moose. Saw a few mountain bike tracks but had the trail to ourselves.

off road driving
9 months ago

Trails a lot of fun today.

off road driving
11 months ago

first thirty minutes is the best

Saturday, August 19, 2017

went to trial it was everything I expected we only had 4 hours to spend we wanted to come back off the mountain before dark we will return when we have about 10 hours to spin we have not even tapped half of the trail took time for some love making since we were all alone usually Trail is dry as a bone but this time there was rain and we had time to get mud on the outside and mud on the inside

off road driving
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Really great trail! I've driven it 4 times. I think all do it again this Fourth of July but this time as a night trail run. This is a very steep exciting trail that doesn't require any strategic driving. No ledges, straight drops, or lines to pick. Airing down is not required except for comfort. There is a rock quarry at the top that you can do some additional fun stuff with. I love the tight quarters and the scenic views.

off road driving
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Drove it today. Great condition. Only went in about two miles though. Will be back!!

hiking
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We enjoyed an out and back hike of about 5 miles. The trail is a forest road often used for 4 wheeling. The gate was closed, so we had the trail to ourselves. A bit over two miles in is a knoll that offers some great, nearly panoramic, views.

Monday, February 13, 2017

First 1.5mi is very steep. View is great about 2-2.5 miles in. Not sure how busy this trail would be in the summer with vehicles and dirt bikes.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

good trail beginning is kinda steep but fun.

off road driving
Friday, June 01, 2012

Rock quarry is a great spot to tool around and grab some lunch! Watch out for the ruts in the meadow just before the fork in the road...they can be unfriendly to quads!

off road driving
Saturday, October 22, 2011

I would rate the first section of this trail as difficult.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Moody is great. Its not too long of a drive from Fort Collins and is easy to find. It is a pretty advanced trail, but I was able to do it with my stock JK. With a good amount of four wheeling experience, you can come up the front with a bit of work. You also have the option of coming in through the back which is much easier and can easily be completed by any stock 4 wheel drive vehicle. There are some very nice secluded camping spots here. A favorite of mine.

hiking
2 months ago

off road driving
3 months ago

recorded Moody Hill to rock quarry

hiking
3 months ago

camping
Friday, August 18, 2017

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off road driving
Saturday, August 12, 2017

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

off road driving
Monday, June 26, 2017

hiking
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Friday, January 27, 2017

off road driving
Friday, June 24, 2016

hiking
Monday, April 11, 2016