Flowers Trail (#939)

  

One of the views on the Flower Trail, surrounded by trees and a mountain range in the distance.

The trail gently rises for about a mile, then drops into an area known as Beaver Park where it meets the Little Beaver Creek Trail (#948). The trail climbs southward for the next 4 miles before turning west near timberline. It enters a ¼-mile of travel zone where it intersects the Browns Lake Trail (#941), then continues westward and descends 4 miles to terminate at the Big South Trail (#944) which has travel zone restrictions in place. Along the way it passes junctions for Beaver Creek Trail (#942), Zimmerman Trail (#940), and Mirror Lake Trail (#943). Mirror Lake Trail provides access to Mirror Lake and the Mummy Pass Trail in the backcountry system of Rocky Mountain National Park. Flowers trailhead accommodates approximately 5 vehicles. (No trailer parking.)

You can find more information on the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers website. Download trail summary here.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: 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 or stock animals combined. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock. Wilderness Travel Zone Regulations: Camping allowed only in designated sites. No campfires – stoves only. Overnight stock use prohibited.
Closest Towns: Rustic, Fort Collins
Water: During normal years, adequate water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.

General Information

Directions: Travel 11 miles northwest of Ft. Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14, travel 26 miles, and turn left on County Road 63E, Pingree Park Road. Travel 7 miles to the Jacks Gulch Campground then west one mile through the campground to a trailhead parking area. During the summer and early fall, the gate beyond Jacks Gulch is open and visitors can travel west on a rough four-wheel drive road for another 3 miles to the Flowers Trailhead. When the road is closed visitors must hike the road to the start of the trail.

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