Comanche Peak Wilderness Trails

Fort Collins, Colorado 80528

Comanche Peak Wilderness Trails

Comanche Peak Wilderness Trails Professional Review and Guide

"Gentle tundra slopes of the Mummy Range, flanked by dense lodgepole pine forests, characterize much of the Comanche Peak Wilderness. The crest of the Mummy Range denotes the northern boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park; Comanche Peak Wilderness consists of those lands north of this ridge. The granite peaks of the Mummy Range were long ago scoured and smoothed into their present-day mounded shapes by Pleistocene-era glaciers. Despite this glacial history, only a handful of lakes dot the wilderness—in the Browns, Comanche, and Emmaline Lake basins. Two municipal reservoirs sit just outside the wilderness boundary—Comanche and hourglass—but the real water magic of the Comanche Peak Wilderness lies in the mesmerizing cascades of the Big South Fork of the Cache la Poudre on the western edge of the wilderness.

Easy access means more people and less solitude at popular destination sites like browns lake. This trail guide includes descriptions of Big South, Emmaline Lake, Sheep Creek, Browns Lake, Comanche Lake, Comanche Peak, North Fork/Stormy Peaks Pass/Signal Mountain, Mummy Pass/Mirror Lake/Hourglass, and Flowers Trail."

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Trail Information

Fort Collins
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Best Spring through Fall
8,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
12,700 feet
Top Elevation
Snowmobiling, Skiing
Additional Use
Roosevelt National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Boston Peak, Chambers Lake, Comanche Peak, Crystal Mountain, Estes Park, Glen Haven, Kinikinik, Rustic
Local Maps