Camp Lake Trail (#960)

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

A view from Camp Lake trail. White clouds, mountain ranges, and green tree tops are in the photo.

Follow the West Branch Trail (#960) for approximately 2.5 miles. The Camp Lakes Trail ascends steeply to the north for about 1.5 miles, then levels for about 5 miles before reaching Camp Lake and a spur trail to Upper Camp Lake. Access is from the West Branch trailhead which accomodates approximately 26 vehicles and 4 horse trailers.

You can find more information at Poudre Wilderness Volunteers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to Cameron Peak Fire.
Usage: Heavy
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. Closure Regulations: Alpine area closure, stoves only above 10,800 feet elevation (tree-line).
Closest Towns: Laramie, Fort Collins
Water: Water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Information Center: Canyon Lakes Ranger DistrictContact Us

General Information

Directions: Follow Highway 287 north from Fort Collins to the intersection of Highway 14. Follow Highway 14 almost 52 miles west and turn right onto County Road 103, Laramie River Road. Drive about 6 miles north, and park at the West Branch Trailhead, which is on the left side of the road, just past Tunnel Campground.

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6.1 miles one-way

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Beginning Elevation: 8,560' - Peak Elevation: 10,600'