Round Mountain Summit Trail

Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado

Distance4.4mi
Elevation Gain4,190ft
Trailhead Elevation5,865ft
Top8,454ft
Elevation Min/Max5865/8454ft
Elevation Start/End5865/5865ft

Round Mountain Summit Trail

Round Mountain Summit Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 4.4 miles long and begins at 5,865 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,190 feet. The trail ends near Sheep Mountain (elevation 8,458 feet). This trail connects with the following: Round Mountain Naturetrail.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder (Menasha Ridge Press)
Kim Lipker
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"Round Mountain is a difficult hike to the summit of Sheep Mountain above the Big Thompson River and Canyon. The trail is a steady uphill grade with a forgiving and welcome descent after the summit. It is easy to navigate, with mile markers and informational signs full of trail trivia. Foothills Interpretive Nature Trail and Summit Adventure Trail both originate from Round Mountain trailhead"

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8/1/2009
Awesome hike with some moderate climbing. Defintely bring water with you, and keep an eye on the weather. Last 1/2 mile or so you are completely exposed and up top there's no cover. Great views and a lot of fun.
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9/16/2007
Short Hike, beautiful views. I would suggest this hike in early fall after the weather cools down. Bring your camera and breakfast or lunch for the top.
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Trail Information

Roosevelt National Forest
Nearby City
Roosevelt National Forest
Parks
Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Drake; Foothills Nature
Local Maps

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