Lady Moon Trail (#985)

  

The Lady Moon trail meanders south for just over a mile to where it junctions with the Molly Lake Trail (#991). Visitors can then take the Molly Lake Trail west for 3.8 miles to its trailhead which is located on County Road 69, Manhattan Road, 3 miles south of the Red Feather Lakes Road. Numerous game trails and logging roads can be seen along the Lady Moon Trail, and some lead to a saddle for a view above Lady Moon Lake (private land) from Forest Service land. You can find more information on the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers website. Download trail summary here.

The Lady Moon trailhead has a parking lot that can accomodate one or two horse trailers. Horse camping is allowed along Lady Moon Trail.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Trail Regulations: Lady Moon Lake is on private property – please do not trespass. Camps and fires at least 100 feet from water and trail. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock. Lady Moon trail is closed to wagons, carts, bikes or other vehicles from November 1st - June 30th. 
Closest Towns: Red Feather Lakes
Water: None
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.

General Information

Directions: Travel 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287. At Livermore turn left on County Road 74E, Red Feather Lakes Road, and travel west for about 20 miles. Parking is available at the Mount Margaret trailhead on the right hand or north side of the road. The trail is accessed through an unmarked gate directly across the road from the Mount Margaret parking area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Meadows and ponderosa pine forests make easy hiking in the Lady Moon area. You may view the lake from afar, as it is on private property. Numerous game trails and logging roads cross-cross this area. There are plans to reconfigure this and other nearby trails in 2010. See Mount Margaret trail for trailhead information.
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

See Mount Margaret trail for trailhead information.
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

Horse Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.1 miles one-way

  Latitude : 
40.779352

  Longitude : 
-105.538047

  Elevation : 
Beginning Elevation: 8,290' - Ending Elevation: 8,100'

 



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