Bald Mountain

Total Miles
16.4

Elevation

3,268.17 ft

Duration

3.5 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail passes between Middle Bald Mountain and South Bald Mountain. You'll twist and turn through some slow and challenging spots. If you want even more of a challenge, take a left across the meadow instead of going straight.

Photos of Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain
Bald Mountain
Bald Mountain

Difficulty

Difficult. No major obstacles, but a lot of very rocky terrain. Not recommended for stock SUVs. West end has some big ruts and and couple of bad mud holes, but worst can be bypassed. If you go alone, have a winch.

Technical Rating

7

Status Reports

Braiden Patrick
Mar 02, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Todd Steele
Nov 18, 2023
2014 Toyota Tacoma
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Steven Urich
Sep 03, 2023
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Daniel Valentin
Aug 12, 2023
4x4
Open
Dusty
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

From Fort Collins, take Highway 14 west about 31 miles from Hwy. 287. Turn right on well-marked C.R. 69 just before Rustic. Climb 3.1 miles and turn left staying on C.R. 69. After about a mile, C.R. 69 turns north towards Red Feather Lakes. Continue north another 3.3 miles to F.S. 517 on the left. Sign for F.S. 17 is not up front. (See above photo of start.)

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