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Mount Margaret Trail

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  • cattle graze in the area
  • a swampy pond

Photos by SQ

Mount Margaret Trail #167

Area Red Feather Lakes
Park/Forest Roosevelt National Forest
Trailhead Mount Margaret
Distance Roundtrip 7.6 Miles
Elevation Start 8090 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 190 ft
Features Vistas, meadow
Dogs Allowed? Yes


The Mount Margaret Trail is a relatively flat trail that leads to great views of a deep canyon. You actually descend in elevation a little from the trailhead to Mount Margaret. A lot of the trail is through open meadows with rocky outcroppings. Hiking the flat terrain for over 3 miles doesn't hint at the expansive views you get when the trail reaches the base of Mount Margaret.

Directions info

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The Mount Margaret Trailhead is located off Red Feather Lakes Rd and is about 41 miles northwest of Fort Collins. The trailhead is across the street from the Lady Moon Trailhead.


National Forest Trail Page


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