Trap Park Trail (#995)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Temporarily Open.  This trail will close again in August 2014, for continued logging operations.  It is expected to reopen in September, 2014.

This trail may be accessed both in summer and winter months. The trail soon enters a boulder field and makes a switchback before following an old road up to Trap Park about a mile from the trailhead. For another two miles the trail meanders along the willow lined Trap Creek with the Neota Wilderness on both sides, but ends before entering the wilderness. From the boulder field you can view Trap Lake and from Trap Park you can find great views of Iron Mountain to the southwest and Flat Top Mountain to the south. The creek in the willow park area is bordered by sections of boggy meadow and the mosquitoes can be quite thick. Trap Park trailhead accommodates approximately 11 vehicles.

You can find more information at Poudre Wilderness Volunteers. Download trail summary here.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Trail Regulations: No motorized equipment. Wilderness regulations apply in the nearby Neota Wilderness. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock.
Closest Towns: Rustic, Walden, Fort Collins
Water: Water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.

General Information

Directions: Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14, and travel 54 miles west to Forest Road #156, Long Draw Road, located across the highway from the Blue Lake trailhead parking lot. Travel 3½ miles, and look for road to the Trap Lake trailhead parking lot on the right.

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Day Hiking

Trap Park trailhead accommodates approximately 11 vehicles.

Fire InformationCheck for any seasonal fire restrictions before your hike. Campfires must be at least 100 feet from water and trails. You may collect dead and down wood; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood. Please attend to campfires at all times. Touch any remaining coals with the bare hand to insure campfire is cold and dead out. Remember, if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave!
Difficulty Level: Easy

Backpacking

Trap Park trailhead accommodates approximately 11 vehicles.
Fire InformationCheck for any seasonal fire restrictions before your hike. Campfires must be at least 100 feet from water and trails. You may collect dead and down wood; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood. Please attend to campfires at all times. Touch any remaining coals with the bare hand to insure campfire is cold and dead out. Remember, if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave!
Difficulty Level: Easy

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  3.1 miles one way
  Latitude : 
40.55736001640
  Longitude : 
-105.82157236200
  Elevation : 
Beginning Elevations: 10,000' - Peak Elevation: 10,500'