Roaring Creek Trail #952
Roaring Creek Trail climbs steeply up a south-facing slope through sagebrush, juniper, Douglas fir, and huge ponderosa pine. Roaring Creek roars even when the water is low and becomes quite thunderous when full with spring runoff. Views of Poudre Canyon are great hiking up this steep slope. After the first mile, the trail levels and continues along the creek lined with willows through a lodgepole pine forest. Occasionally an interesting rock outcropping punctuates the scenery. Native greenback cutthroat trout live in the creek, and moose or elk are sometimes seen at the upper end. Enjoy a pleasant hike near Fort Collins!
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Fort Collins|
|Elevation Gain||2,070 ft|
|Duration||4 - 6.5 hours|
|Season||Best from June to November, south face open during winter|
|Trailhead Elevation||7,750 ft|
|Top Elevation||9,820 ft|
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