Explore the most popular views trails near Red Feather Lakes with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful hike to the water falls. Walked through fields of cows, wildflowers and butterflies.

absolutely beautiful and full of amazing scenery♡

Just pay attention to the trails!! We ended up doing just over 9 miles. Beautiful hike!

hiking
17 days ago

This was our first moderate trail on our vacation, and it was beautiful! Many elevation changes, and lots of great views. We didn't make it to the Falls, due to the lightning of the fast moving thunderstorm that we got caught up in. No worries though! We were dry by the time we got back to the parking lot, lol. It was nice talking with the volunteer rangers on the way out as well. All hikers and dogs were very friendly. Not much traffic on a Saturday. Can't wait to come back and attempt the whole thing! Loved it.

This trail was very pretty! Overall, the trail took my family and I three and a half hours. On the trail it started to rain, so unfortunately we were never able to see Molly Moon Lake. The trail was very muddy at some points, and toward the end the trail leads into the pasture and disappears a little. We saw a moose, which was amazing. I would do it again!

Pretty hike all the way to Molly Lake. Lots of logging going on near the lake with trucks and campers...that wasn't pretty. But on the way back, we spotted a mama bear and two cubs just off the trail. Gave them plenty of room and watched for a while. The trail was not at all busy on a Sunday afternoon-1 biker, several hiking groups, two horses. Bugs weren't bad either thanks to a breeze.

Amazing trail to take your dogs on and get started with hiking, very easy hike with a great view of Dowdy lake at the end!

hiking
24 days ago

Trail is clear all the way to Upper Camp Lake where the flowers are in full bloom. A bit boggy on the east side of Camp Lake where some trail improvements could be made. While there were about 3 groups camped at Camp Lake, we had Upper Camp Lake to ourselves.

backpacking
27 days ago

Great trail, went up to the lakes to fish and was not disappointed. Lots of moose and wildlife.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail through the forest. Easy with lots of shade. Nice and relaxing!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice meandering trail through the forest

hiking
1 month ago

There are a lot of wild flowers that are pretty. However, due to water diversion, there is no longer a lake nor will there be one any time soon. Anyone thinking that they will take off their boots at the "lake" and have lunch is going to be disappointed. There are some camp sites with a bench along the way to take a break, which is nice - they have BBQ pits there as well if you want to grill.

backpacking
1 month ago

At this time you lose the trail at 2-3 places. This app saved us. There was ankle deep marsh to go through. Trail otherwise is kept up extremely well. Worth it to go to Upper Camp Lake!

backpacking
1 month ago

I did this the last week of June. The snow is all gone! I'd recommend waterproof boots as you'll have 2 river crossings as well as a couple streams. Also, every now and then you'll run into mud. The trail is mellow for awhile, then you hit the last stretch to the top and that'll be a tough ascent (going to island lake). One last thing, there is a fire ban in effect so double check if it's still in place before you go out!

backpacking
1 month ago

Fun trail, very wet and marshy when you get close to the first lake.

Very easy hike and the trail is easy to find. Saw a handful of people but for the most part we were alone. Would recommend to anyone of any skill level. Wildflowers were super pretty and the summit is a beautiful view! Wasn’t extremely fun but I enjoy more challenging hikes but still worth a hike at least once.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked about to mile 6 on 6/21/18. Lots of runofff. Wet trail the day I was on it. Snow after mile 6. Wildflowers are out and proud.
Mostly pack packers (4) and a Poudre Trail Volunteer. Overall the trail is in good shape and more vibrant than mid summer. Enjoy if you can.

Good trail with a variety of terrain and not a lot of elevation change. Nice views of the mountains in places. But watch your step, a LOT of horses and cows have been on this trail. There are some sections in the meadow where the trail is almost non-existent and difficult to know if you are still on the trail, but just keep going straight and you will pick it up again. Ran across about six or seven small groups of people and a large group on horseback. Very sunny in some areas but enough shade in others to cool down again.

hiking
2 months ago

Snow near the top around mile 5-6. Snow patches in North facing trees that stays lte into summer makes getting to the lake wet work with plenty of post holeling. Excellent trail, don't let it discourage you!

Closed until logging clean up is complete.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful area. Hardly any people- none using the campsites. Just fyi the old trail at the beginning has been decommissioned and thus sites 1 and 2 are really not in use anymore.
Wildflowers are really blooming right now! Smells amazing.
Stayed in site 6 next to a pond. Lots of frogs and mosquitoes but picturesque.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a gorgeous trail!! Wildflowers, meadows, mountain views, aspens, pines, and a trail network you can explore. This trail connects to the Lady Moon Trail. The trail network allows you to make your hike as long/short as you like. Depending what route you take there may be up or downhill, but it is always at an easy grade. Trail has both shady and sunny spots. Mountain biking allowed July-Oct. It is seriously so beautiful here!!!

This is a gorgeous trail!! Wildflowers, meadows, mountain views, aspens, pines, and a trail network you can explore. This trail connects to the Lady Moon Trail. The trail network allows you to make your hike as long/short as you like. Depending what route you take there may be up or downhill, but it is always at an easy grade. Trail has both shady and sunny spots. Mountain biking allowed July-Oct. It is seriously so beautiful here!!!

hiking
2 months ago

As of June 3rd, 2018, the Rawah ditch is still inundated with snow. I lost the trail more than a few times after the ditch, and had to turn back. I was post-holing all the way up to my thighs in parts, trying to push through, but then would have ended up losing the trail.

If you've got snowshoes and a GPS, you should be alright. Otherwise, you may want to wait a couple weeks.

If you want to actually see what it looks like right now, here's a video:

https://youtu.be/reocVDjvY_c

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful area with lots of options for varying your hiking distances. The only other people I saw were in the parking lot.

off road driving
2 months ago

Went up and down Trails 501.3 and 309 which are well established trails for vehicles equipped with ground height; Would think any SUV or Outback can get up the trail without scrapping, go slow over the water bars and take your time with the few rock scrambles. Each of these trails have campsites with pits and check with local/county fire restrictions. These are before the gate and this section of road has plenty of spots for (cars) camping without needing to go "off road".

backpacking
2 months ago

Great, easy backpacking trip! This trail offers so much variety for hiking, we were able to set up camp, and then hike 5 miles on different trails. Trail is sandy or dirt with rocks. Sometimes is wide, other times it's single track. I work trail runners for backpacking and sandals for hiking.

There is a river that runs near loop B, which isn't too far from campsites 3 or 4. Campsites 3 & 4 are the first (2) campsites shown on the trail head map - I wasn't able to find any other marked campsites during my hikes. Both 3 & 4 are located before the 2.5 mile mark on the right hand side of the trail. I wouldn't drink out of the pond located along the way to the top, as it's pretty stagnant.

As far as the summit goes, we didn't get to scramble up the rocks as there were other people hanging out up there, so I don't know what the top looks like, but when you reach the rocks, it's pretty underwhelming.

During our trip we saw 1 moose, and 2 deer. We heard coyotes at night along with owls and what we can only guess was a turkey vulture.

I would definitely come back here when I'm looking to "get away from it all", we saw maybe 25 people total.

camping
3 months ago

Nice trail, nothing spectacular though. The best feature was that I saw only three groups during my 24 hours spent here. Camped near a small, drying out lake. Don’t plan on filling up your water at the pond/lake near the end of the trail, it’s stagnant, filthy, and surrounded by feces. Lots of cow or horse crap all over the place was a drawback.

horseback riding
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy 7.2 Mile Hike. We seen quite a few people horseback riding.

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