|Park/Forest||Red Mountain Open Space|
|Trailhead||Red Mountain Open Space|
|Distance Roundtrip||4.3 Miles|
|Elevation Start||6282 ft|
|Elevation Gain||≈ 450 ft|
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.
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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.