Stormy Peaks Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Stormy Peaks Trail is a 12.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
12.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,477 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

no dogs

Directions from Fort Collins: Take Highway 14 west about 30 miles to the Pingree Park Road (County Road 63E). Take the Pingree Park Road south. Follow this road about 15 miles to the Stormy Peaks Trailhead, near Pingree Park.

hiking
1 month ago

Started near CSU Mountain Campus and hiked up to 3.1 miles to where sign says entering Rocky Mountain National Park. Our main intent was to see the B-17 crash site, but the directions are very misleading on All Trails so very disappointing. The day was beautiful in the beginning but became very hot on the way back and couldn’t wait to leave. Walking through the trail with the Alpine trees was my favorite. Not enough water for me. I like seeing waterfalls and streams and this trail had very little of that. View at top was pretty though.

2 months ago

hubby and i enjoyed the view that we saw the snow block path up neither of us had spikes and grandson enjoyed the hike

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Nice steady hike with tremendous views.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

wish I could have completed this trail, but we hit deeper snow and I had my baby with me. We weren't prepared to continue, but from what I did see it was a beautiful area and I'd love to return and complete the trail.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Tough scramble to the top of the peak, but definitely a good hike!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

I did this hike a while ago, but it looks like my review was lost? Anyway, from what I remember it's pretty tough, took a whole day. You come out of the woods into a nice meadow where you walk over to the base of the peak. I really liked the meadow, lots of flowers when I was there. The scramble up to the top of stormy peak took a while but was worth it for the view. Clouds rolled in fast, so be on the lookout and give yourself plenty of time to get back in the trees. I think i remember getting off trail and lost for a bit on my way back out. There were cairns but I'd missed one maybe?

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