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

Quick Facts

Swamp Creek Cutoff Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2835 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 97,790 Feet (29807 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,7090 Feet (32641 Meters)
Length: 4.0 Miles (6.4 Kilometers)
Usage: Light

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General Description

This trail is located southwest of Redfeather Lakes. The trail ascends through heavy timber and is challenging for motorcyclists. Short sections are hilly and clearing is for vehicles of no more than 40 inches in width. Both motorized and nonmotorized use occurs on this trial.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel 20 miles north on Hwy 287 to Livermore. Go 24 miles west on County Road 64E (Red Feather Lakes Road). Go 4 miles south on County Road 162 (Manhattan Road) then 1 1/2 miles southwest on Forest Road 171 (Swamp Creek Road).

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Swamp Creek Cutoff Trail
ICON Motorcycle Riding Swamp Creek Cutoff
ICON ATV Riding Swamp Creek Cutoff

Related Activities
Bellaire Lake Campground - Bellaire Lake Campground is located about 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins in the Red Feather Lakes area, at an elevation of 8,650 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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