Mount Margaret Trail (#167)


Nearby mountain views on top of the summit of Mount Margaret Trail.

The trail crosses South Lone Pine Creek then meanders through meadows, sparse stands of lodgepole and ponderosa pine trees, and granite outcroppings. Five designated campsites, each with a bench, enclosed fire pit and grill, have been established within the first 2.5 miles for use on a first-come, first-served basis. The trail often follows old logging roads. It passes through an area known as Five Points which is the intersection of five roads/trails. At least one trail originates in Dowdy Lake Campground, and others are loops off the main trail. Several more designated, dispersed campsites can be found along these routes. The trail continues past Five Points for nearly 2 miles to the base of Mount Margaret overlooking a deep canyon, North Lone Pine Creek and the Prairie Divide Road. Mount Margaret trailhead accommodates approximately 23 vehicles.

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

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Trail Regulations: Certified weed-free hay is required for stock.
Closest Towns: Red Feather Lakes
Water: Water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
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General Information

Directions: Travel 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Livermore, and turn left on County Road 74E, Red Feather Lakes Road. Travel west for about 20 miles to trailhead parking on the right.

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3.7 miles one-way

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Beginning Elevation: 8,090' - Peak Elevation: 8,180'