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Big South Trail

Basics
Location:
50 miles west of Fort Collins
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
24.4 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1 to 2 days
Trailhead Elevation:
8400 feet
Elevation Change:
900 feet

Description

This trail is within the Comanche Peak Wilderness. The trail follows the Poudre River, and after seven miles intersects the river. There is no bridge over the river and fording river is not always possible, particulary during spring runoff. Camping along this trail is limited to designated sites, no campfires are allowed.

Details

Location:
50 miles west of Fort Collins
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
24.4 mile roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1 to 2 days
Trailhead Elevation:
8400
Elevation Change:
900

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Drive approximately 49 miles west of Fort Collins on Highway 14 (Poudre Canyon Highway).

The trailhead is on the south side of the highway, just before the Big South Campground.


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