2013 Flood Information
These trails are still subject to intense flash flooding. Avoid these trails if rain is in the forecast and if caught on the trail in rain, head to higher ground.
The trail leaves the Mountain Park Day Use Area for loop hikes on the Kreutzer Nature Trail (#936) and Mt. McConnel Trail (#992). The trailhead bulletin board has a map showing where to find the trails. One end of the trail is located on the left immediately after crossing the bridge. Most hikers begin at the trailhead, circle to the south and east, then exit near the bridge. At one mile, the Mt. McConnel Trail branches to the right and ascends to the summit, while the shorter Kreutzer Nature Trail continues its loop to the east. Upon reaching the summit, you will find the east leg of the Mt. McConnel loop is steep, rocky and difficult to navigate. Mount McConnel trailhead accommodates approximately approximately 5 vehicles.
You can find more information at Poudre Wilderness Volunteers. Download trail summary here.
At a Glance
General Wilderness Regulations: Dogs must be on a hand held leash. No motorized or mechanized equipment. Camps, campfires, and stock, where allowed, at least 200 feet from water and trails. Group size limited to 12 people. Trail Regulations: Livestock is prohibited
||Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Directions: Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14 and travel 24 miles. Turn left and cross the bridge into Mountain Park Campground, the trailhead is to the right after the bridge near the end of the day use area.