Round Mountain Trail

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Round Mountain Trail (#969)

The Foothills Nature Trail, owned by the City of Loveland, starts from the same trailhead and is a one mile hike ending at an old CCC built stone shelter overlooking the Big Thompson Canyon. After a quarter mile, the Round Mountain Trail branches off the the left. The trail travels through several granite outcroppings and through ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. Views from the trail include the Big Thompson Canyon, the eastern plains of Colorado, Pinewood and Carter Lake reservoirs. Round Mountain trailhead accommodates approximately 20 vehicles.

At a Glance

Usage:  Light
Restrictions:  Trail Regulations: No motorized equipment. Camping and fires are prohibited along the first mile of both trails. Dogs must be leashed on the Nature trail and first mile of Round Mountain trail. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock.
Closest Towns:  Loveland
Water:  None
Restroom:  Practice Leave No Trace principles.

Directions: Travel on U.S. Highway 34 up Big Thompson Canyon west of Loveland, four miles past the mouth of the Canyon. Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park is on the right, and on the left a short dirt road provides access to the trailhead parking lot.

Horse Riding

Round Mountain trailhead accommodates approximately 20 vehicles.

Size Restrictions  no
Loading Ramp  no
Hitching Rails  no
Corrals  no
Difficulty Level:  Most Difficult

Backpacking

Round Mountain trailhead accommodates approximately 20 vehicles.

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:  Most Difficult

Day Hiking

Round Mountain trailhead accommodates approximately 20 vehicles.

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:  Most Difficult

Stats

  • Trail Measurement: 8
  • Compass Latitude: 402448N
  • Compass Longitude: 1051732W
  • Numeric Latitude: 40.4133171
  • Numeric Longitude: -105.2922106
  • Elevation in Meters: 1759
  • Elevation in Feet: 5770

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  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    8
  • Compass Latitude
    402448N
  • Compass Longitude
    1051732W
  • Numeric Latitude
    40.4133171
  • Numeric Longitude
    -105.2922106
  • Elevation in Feet
    5770
  • Elevation in Meters
    1759
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