Bald Mountain

Total Miles


3268.17 ft


3.5 Hours

Technical Rating



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.


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.

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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.)