"This trail provides a nice, out-of-the-way hike through the heart of Roosevelt National Forest. Scenes along the way include cascading Killpecker Creek, lush pine forest, small forest meadows, culminating by passing beneath the boulder-strewn summit of Middle Bald Mountain. A short offtrail hike to the summit provides breathtaking views of five mountain ranges. The Forest Service doesn’t consider the Killpecker as a roadless area, and may build a radio tower and access road to Middle Bald Mountain in the near future. Several conservation groups, including The Colorado Mountain Club, continue to advocate it being managed as a roadless area." Read more
"Hmmmm, you wonder why the trail is named “Killpecker”? You’ll find out. The Killpecker Trail travels from the North Fork Poudre Campground to FR 517 (Elkhorn Baldy Road). The route described here follows Deadman Road, FR 300 (Killpecker Road), and FR 517, which accesses a variety of other motorized trails, such as Bald Mountain and Green Ridge Trails, before reaching Middle Bald Mountain (11,002 feet), second highest of the three bald peaks in the area. Twothirds of this route involves climbing steadily along these three roads for a total of roughly 10 miles. While the road riding seems long in comparison to the time on the singletrack—and it is—there’s good reason for that.
The singletrack burns a direct and steep line from the top, at the base of Middle Bald Mountain, to the bottom, south of the North Fork Poudre Campground. Between top and bottom, you are offered rock- and root-filled singletrack along sometimes narrow, and otherwise, killpecker terrain." Read more