Chicken Park

Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (Larimer County)

Last Updated: 11/30/2021
4 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Seasonal Closure
Typically Open: 06/15 - 11/30
Length: 15.89 miles
Highest Elevation: 8355 feet
Duration: About 2 hours
Shape of Trail: Other Shapes
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Red Feather Lakes
Nearest Town w/ Services: Red Feather Lakes
Official Road Name: 181, 181.A, 181.B, 181.C, 181.D
Management Agency: Roosevelt National Forest
District: Canyon Lakes Ranger District


Highlight: Chicken Park
Devoid of Colorado's grandeur, Chicken Park is located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Locals like this area for its fishing, camping, and rock formations. The rock formations are unique: they are soft-edged blobs of granite pushed up from the earth millions of years ago. Finding camping sites nestled in lodgepole, spruce, and aspen trees is easy on this trail, or if you are lucky enough to be there at the right time, you can camp right on the edge of Creedmore Lake. This is an excellent trail for leaf-peeping on a Sunday afternoon, and be sure to bring your fishing pole.


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1. Trailhead/Seasonal Gate (0 mi)
The start of 181 will be right off Creedmore Lakes road. It is a bit rutted out, so if you are struggling here, you might want to consider not going any further. The seasonal gate is a few hundred feet into the trail.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Head north on Prairie Divide Road 67J until you reach Creedmore Lakes Road. The start of Chicken Park will be right off Creedmore Lakes Road noted by the FDR 181 sign.



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John is a Colorado native who's been 4 wheeling since he got his first tacoma. His original goal of 4 wheeling was to get back into the campsites the Subarus couldn't quite get to. One trip after another, and now it's pretty much consumed all of his free time. He is currently living in Laporte, CO. When he is not coding for Trails Offroad or 4 wheeling, he also enjoys hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, and mountain biking.
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