Bald Mountain

Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (Larimer County)

Last Updated: 06/22/2022
4.4 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Highlight: Bald Mountain
Bald Mountain is a 4WD trail located in the Roosevelt National Forest a few miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes, CO. The trail winds through the dense Lodge-pole Pine forest as it climbs to nearly 11,000 feet. The trail offers a variety of experiences as you head west on the 13 mile journey. It is known for its rocky mid-section and then its muddy path near the trail's end. This route is true 4WD experience to escape the summer heat as it remains in the trees.

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Waypoints

1. Bald Mountain Trailhead (0 mi)
Bald Mountain has a large parking area at the trailhead that is suitable for trailer parking and airing-down for the rocky trail. This trail can handle both small and large. For the first two miles, the road is tame and dispersed camping is abundant. The trail is popular with ATVs and UTVs.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Fort Collins, Colorado

Take US Highway 287 north past the community of LaPorte to the Poudre Canyon. Turn left onto Colorado Highway 14 (Poudre Canyon) at Ted's Place and continue up the canyon about 30 miles. Just before the community of Rustic, turn right onto County Road 69 for 7.3 miles. The trailhead is on your left.

Camping

Dispersed

Trail Reviews (15)

Questions & Answers (4)

Q: How difficult is the mud bog area? Any chance of getting stuck? (I have 2014 Tacoma 3" lift, 32" KO2s and lockers front and rear but no wench) I want to do this trail mid-July....thanks!!
–Mark Lafferty (07/03/2020)
–Tim Palmer (07/07/2020)
–John (07/03/2020)
Q: Hello, Would this trail be to narrow for a Ram Pickup?
–Jayson Sage (03/04/2020)
–Ryan Boudreau (03/05/2020)
Q: I was thinking of taking my 3rd gen stock Tacoma on this, should I be ok as long as I watch my lines? Kind of newbie, but going with some more experienced folks.
–Stephen (08/17/2018)
–Tim Palmer (10/16/2018)
–Todd (10/16/2018)
Q: Any advice on camping out here?
–Jim Long (06/29/2017)
–Tim Palmer (07/05/2017)

Writer Information

Tim Palmer

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Tim lives and works in Northern Colorado. He has owned and driven 4X4 vehicles his entire adult life including Jeeps, pick ups, ATVs and UTVs. After high school, Tim's first 4X4 was a 47 Willy's CJ-2A with a flat 4 and a 6-volt electrical system. Typically wheeling in Northern Colorado or Southern Wyoming, Tim loves being in the mountains and the back country. Because of a desire to enjoy and promote responsible off-roading and to keep it available for the future, he belongs to a local 4X4 off-road club. Being part of the Trailsoffroad.com community furthers that goal as well. A love for off-road adventures, camping, fishing, and hunting keeps Tim away from pavement and always exploring. While his wife likes the comfort of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Tim prefers the ruggedness of the Jeep Wrangler. Although most off-road time is spent in Colorado and Wyoming, an occasional trip to the Moab area is common. Tim will spend the summer going topless and enjoying the value of the great outdoors. Amateur Radio Technician license call sign: ke0npg
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