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Mt McConnel Trail

  • Mt McConnel 1
  • Mt McConnel 2
  • Mt McConnel 3
  • Mt McConnel 4
  • Mt McConnel 5
  • Mt McConnel 6
  • Mt McConnel 7
  • Mt McConnel 8
  • Mt McConnel 9
  • Mt McConnel 10

Photos by SQ

Mt McConnel Trail #992

Area Poudre Canyon
Park/Forest Roosevelt National Forest
Trailhead Mountain Park Day Use Area
Distance Roundtrip 3.5 Miles
Elevation Start 6680 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 1280 ft
Features Summit, Vistas
Dogs Allowed? Yes, on leash


The trail starts from the Mountain Park Day Use Area and within 1 mile the trail splits into the Kreutzer Nature Trail loop or the Mt McConnel Trail loop. The Mt McConnel Trail goes to summit. It travels through forest but there are some great views on the way up and at the summit. You can see the Poudre River below and see the surrounding mountains for miles. This trail is subject to flash flooding so avoid this hike if rain is in the forecast. The eastern part of the Mt McConnel loop is confusing and difficult to navigate but you can alternatively just retrace your route from the summit and hike out the way you hiked in.

Directions info

Get Directions in Google Maps →
Off Highway 14 about 23 miles west of the junction of Highway 14 and Highway 287(Ted's Place)


National Forest Trail Page


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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