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K-Lynn Cameron Trail

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K-Lynn Cameron Trail

Area Plains
Park/Forest Red Mountain Open Space
Trailhead Red Mountain Open Space
Distance Roundtrip 4.3 Miles
Elevation Start 6282 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 450 ft
Features Foothills
Dogs Allowed? No


Red Mountain Open Space is about 30 miles north of Fort Collins and is adjacent to the Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. It is a great park with views of rolling prairie, red rock cliffs and interesting geology. This park is closed December 1 to March 1.

The K-Lynn Cameron Trail is a half circle trail on the west side of the park which is reached via various connector trails. The stats on this page are for a route that heads west from the parking area, cuts through a pretty canyon on the north side of the Bent Rock Trail, takes a connector trail to the K-Lynn Cameron Trail, after the K-Lynn Cameron Trail it heads back south past Big Hole Wash and once you reach the K-Lynn Cameron Trail again it heads back out the way you came in. This makes for a nice lollipop loop hike. You'll see intersting geology, beautiful red rock hills and old cabins. The K-Lynn Cameron Trail portion of the trail gains most of the elevation and there are great views of the park. There is a stream crossing near Big Hole Wash so it's possible you might get wet depending on the water flow. This can be a very windy area.

Directions info

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About 30 miles north of Fort Collins off Red Canyon Rd. The route travels over various country gravel roads so it is slower traveling. Fill up your gas tank before heading out as this is a very rural area.


Larimer County Red Mountain Open Space Page
Trail Map/Brochure PDF
3D Trail Map PDF


The link to 'Directions in Google Maps' will open in a new window and give you directions from your current location to the trailhead. You can also change the starting location in the top field of the directions area. Note that for some rural trailheads the directions could route you to the nearest address it has, which could be a half mile down the road.

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