Red Feather Lakes - North Central Colorado

Includes Livermore, Virginia Dale, Tie Siding WY


Lost in the Rocky Mountains, Red Feather Lakes is far from the noise and stress of the city. This group of 14 lakes is about 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins. Six of the lakes are open to the public for trout fishing and boating. Surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest, it is an outdoor playground: horseback riding, fishing, hiking, biking, off-road vehicle roads, and hunting. This area is a photographers dream with an abundance of wildflowers and wildlife. Look for elk, antelope, moose, mule deer, bears, quail, grouse, mountain lions, bighorn sheep and wild turkey. Wintertime brings cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers and ice-fishing enthusiasts to the area.

Dowdy Lake in the Red Feather Lakes area in Northern Colorado
Fish, Boat, and Camp at Dowdy Lake
One of the many lakes near Red Feather Lakes in Colorado
Take in the Views of the Red Feather Lakes Area


Suggested Hikes: Mt Margaret Trail: one way 4 miles, starting elevation: 8,093, peak elevation: 8,183, Easy. It is popular with hikers and mountain bikers alike. The elevation of Mt. Margaret is 7,957'. The last part of the trail is marked with cairns.

Killpecker Trail: one way 4.2 miles, starting elevation: 9,180, peak elevation: 10,920, moderate. The trail ascends from Deadman Road to the Bald Mountain Jeep Trail at Middle Bald Mountain. It is easy to lose the trail in the logged-over area, follow the Forest Service markers.

Link Trail: one way 10.8 miles, starting elevation: 8,400, peak elevation: 10,800, difficult. This trail is in the Rawah Wilderness, the trail climbs up through a lodge pole pine forest to the Big McIntyre Burn which offers great views of the surrounding country. The trail intersects the Medicine Bow Trail, the McIntyre Lake Trail and finally joins the Rawah Trail at Rawah Lake #1.

Red Feather Lakes is near: Fort Collins & Poudre River Canyon

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Featured Red Feather Lakes Businesses

Hill Top General Store, Antiques & Cabins
At Red Feather Lakes Village, off Highway 287 between Laramie WY & Fort Collins CO. Triplex studio cabins with kitchen and bathroom. 2 have gas fireplaces. On-site: store, antiques & ICE CREAM SHOP.


Lone Pine Realty Vacation Rentals  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Relax in Colorado's unspoiled beauty! Vacation in a privately owned pine cabin. Secluded rentals in Northern Colorado's Roosevelt National Forest near Red Feather Lakes. 50 miles NW of Fort Collins.

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Poudre River & Red Feather Lakes Tourist Council  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Enjoy the quiet that only mountains can bring you: Poudre River Canyon and Red Feather Lakes -- For a quick getaway or a destination vacation: mtn bike, whitewater raft, fish, hike, XC ski, snowshoe, hang out.


Ramona Lake Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
A day in the mountains is worth a month in town! In Red Feather Lakes Village near recreation lakes. Ramona's has modern cabins: fireplaces, kitchens and TV. Fort Collins 45 miles. Denver 2-1/2 hours.


Western Ridge Resort & Restaurant  Photos available on Colorado vacation page
OPEN ALL YEAR: Restaurant, Horseback Rides, Cabins, RV Sites. Western Ridge Resort is 30 miles NW of Fort Collins on Red Feather Lakes Road. Plan your Wedding in a mountain forest or meadow!

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Red Feather Lakes Activities and Maps

Scenic Byways:
Cache la Poudre - North Park Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Red Feather Lakes & Poudre River Fishing Map -NEW-

Rafting & Kayaking:
Cache la Poudre River Rafting & Kayaking

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