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Camping: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Mt. Margaret Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,090 Feet (2466 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 130 Feet (40 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 7,960 Feet (2426 Meters)
Length: 4.0 Miles (6.4 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 167
Usage: Light

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General Description

The trail crosses South Lone Pine Creek and continues through a lodgepole pine forest that was once logged to treat a heavy infestation of pine beetle. It cuts into an old logging road which can be taken (by hikers and bicyclists only) to Dowdy Lake CG. The trail passes a pond and stops at the base of Mount Margaret.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel 20 miles north on Highway 287; go 21 miles west on County Road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road) to the trailhead.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Mount Margaret Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Mount Margaret Trail

Related Activities
Dowdy Lake Campground - Dowdy Lake is located about 46 miles northwest of Fort Collins in the Red Feather Lakes area. The campground sits adjacent to Dowdy Lake at an elevation of 8,140 feet.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Canyon Lakes Ranger District, 2150 Centre Ave., Building E , Fort Collins, CO, 80526, Phone: 970-295-6700

Forest to Grassland Information Center, 1311 S. College Ave. , Fort Collins, CO, 80524, Phone: 970-498-2770, TTY: 970-498-2707


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