North Lone Pine Trail

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North Lone Pine Trail (#953)

The trail is relatively level at the beginning then ascends along North Lone Pine Creek. It passes a Forest Service experimental station plot, crosses the stream twice, and junctions with two old logging roads near some clear cuts before skirting east of North Bald Mountain and Middle Bald Mountain. Most of the trail is in mixed forest of lodgepole pine, spruce, fir, and aspen. There are views of Red Feather Lakes and South Bald Mountain before the trail ends at Forest Road 517. Less than one half mile west on road 517, the south end of Killpecker Trail (#956) can be accessed. North Lone Pine trailhead accommodates approximately 5 vehicles.

One-way Length: 4.7 miles
Beginning Elevation: 9,400 feet
Peak Elevation: 10,720 feet
Difficulty Rating: moderate
Use: light
Quadrangle Map: South Bald Mountain

Access: Travel 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Livermore, and turn left on County Road 74E, Red Feather Lakes Road. Continue west past the community of Red Feather onto the gravel County Road 162, Deadman Road. Travel another 4.2 miles to the trailhead parking lot on the left.

Trail Information: The trail is relatively level at the beginning then ascends along North Lone Pine Creek. It passes a Forest Service experimental station plot, crosses the stream twice, and junctions with two old logging roads near some clear cuts before skirting east of North Bald Mountain and Middle Bald Mountain. Most of the trail is in mixed forest of lodgepole pine, spruce, fir, and aspen. There are views of Red Feather Lakes and South Bald Mountain before the trail ends at Forest Road 517. Less than one half mile west on road 517, the south end of Killpecker Trail (#956) can be accessed. Establishing a shuttle for the three mile distance between the North Lone Pine and Killpecker trailheads on Deadman Road allows a loop hiking route using both trails.

Trail Regulations

  • No motorized vehicles
  • Certified weed-free hay is required for stock
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Trail Regulations: No motorized vehicles. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock.
Closest Towns: Red Feather Lakes
Water: Water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.

Directions:

Travel 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Livermore, and turn left on County Road 74E, Red Feather Lakes Road. Continue west past the community of Red Feather onto the gravel County Road 162, Deadman Road. Travel another 4.2 miles to the trailhead parking lot on the left.

Day Hiking and Backpacking

Fire Information:  Check for any seasonal fire restrictions before your hike. Campfires must be at least 100 feet from water and trails. You may collect dead and down wood; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood. Please attend to campfires at all times. Touch any remaining coals with the bare hand to insure campfire is cold and dead out. Remember, if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave!
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Horse Riding

Size Restrictions  no
Loading Ramp no
Hitching Rails no
Corrals no
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 4.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 404700N
  • Compass Longitude: 1054131W
  • Numeric Latitude: 40.7833133
  • Numeric Longitude: -105.6919455
  • Elevation in Meters: 2865 to 3267
  • Elevation in Feet: 9400 to 10720

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    4.7 Miles
  • Compass Latitude
    404700N
  • Compass Longitude
    1054131W
  • Numeric Latitude
    40.7833133
  • Numeric Longitude
    -105.6919455
  • Elevation in Feet
    9400 to 10720
  • Elevation in Meters
    2865 to 3267
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