From Fort Collins take Highway 287 north 11 miles to Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14 and travel 29.8 miles. Turn left into parking lot.
The trail follows a stream and old jeep trail (practically singletrack now) up the gulch for about 2 miles before leaving the stream and passing through some rock outcroppings and meadows. A stock watering tank may be seen to the left just above the meadow. The trail ends at Salt Cabin Road, a forest road that loops off Crown Point Road, providing a lolly-pop option for this ride. Those of us who have lived in the Appalachians find this ride a nice change from the usual Front Range fare: lots of trees, rollers, jumps, roots and the occasional log grind.
|Land Agency||United States Forest Service|
|Trail Region||Poudre Canyon|
|Total Length||7.2 miles out and back|
|Min Elevation||7,030 feet|
|Max Elevation||8,482 feet|
|Total Climbing||1,757 feet|