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Roaring Creek Trail (#952)

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.6 (5)

A steep, then more mellow trail leading through awesome bighorn sheep and moose viewing territory.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.5

KM

83%

Runnable

9,872' 3,009 m

High

7,753' 2,363 m

Low

2,158' 658 m

Up

39' 12 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildlife

Description

The trail is pretty steep for the first mile and switchbacks through stands of large ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, and open meadows. After leveling temporarily, the trail gradually rises while following the creek through lodgepole pine forests and occasional wet meadows with willows then ends at Forest Road 517.

The first mile of trail provides panoramic views of the Poudre Canyon where bighorn sheep are often seen. Additionally, Moose have been spotted in the upper meadows.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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About a mile up. The first mile is full of wonderful views.
Sep 29, 2018 near Red Fea…, CO

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