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

Quick Facts

Flowers Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2743 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation Gain: 300 Feet (91 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2835 Meters)
Length: 11.5 Miles (18.5 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Summer to Fall
Trail Number: 939
Usage: Moderate
USGS Maps: Chambers Lake, Comanche Peak, Kinikinik, Rustic

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Flowers Trail #939 runs from the west end of the Flowers four-wheel drive road and leads south west, through the Comanche Peak Wilderness, to Peterson Lake. Formerly used as a wagon trail in the late 1800's this trail ties into numerous other trails (Big South, Brown's Lake and Zimmerman, for example) in the Crown Point-Mummy Range area.

Directions from Fort Collins: Take Hwy 14 west out of Fort Collins to the town site of Egger (approx 30 miles). Turn south at the Pingree Park Road (County Road 63E), and go about 5 miles to the Old Flowers Road, also labeled the Jack's Gulch Road. This four wheel drive road runs 6 miles to the Flowers Trail, taking off from Beaver Park.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Flowers Trail links to many others in the Comanche Peak Wilderness.
ICON Hiking & Walking Flowers Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Flowers Trail links to many others in the Comanche Peak Wilderness.

Related Activities
Beaver Creek Trail (Canyon Lakes Ranger District) - This trail begins near Pingree Park, west of Fort Collins. It leads past Comanche Reservoir and eventually connects with the Flowers Trail or the Brown's Lake Trail.

Jacks Gulch Campground - Jacks Gulch Campground is located about 40 miles west of Fort Collins along the Pingree Park Road at an elevation of 8,100 feet.

Mirror Lake Trail - The Mirror Lake Trail is located west of Fort Collins and leads from the Flowers Trail, #939, to Mirror Lake. Portions of this trail lead through Rocky Mountain National Park.

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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