- 10.8 miles
- 3 to 4 hours
DescriptionFor the most part, Kelly Flats isn't too frightening - a good, clean bumpy ride with a lot of climbs. There are a couple of extreme obstacles, though, which you can skip if you're not in the mood for. (The bypass trails can be rough in their own right, full of moguls and loose surface-dirt.) These obstacles are Heart Attack Hill, a tough, rocky road with plenty of ruts, and the Chutes. This is another very tricky climb, save with larger rocks (it winds between giant boulders) and has a tight turn in the middle of that climb.
- From Fort Collins
- Take Highway 14 for 25 miles, until you reach Kelly Flats Campground.
- Kelly Flats Campground will be on the left side, a parking area on the right. The trail, which is FR 172, begins in the parking lot, at the top of the hill.