Kelly Flats

Total Miles
10.5

Elevation

2,637.43 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

9

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Head straight uphill from out of the Cache La Poudre River Valley and wind across a a ridge high above the Mummy Range. Two well-known obstacles, The Chutes and Heart Attack Hill. Both have bypasses, but they aren't easy. ATVs will have an especially hard time on this trail.

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Kelly Flats
Kelly Flats
Kelly Flats

Difficulty

Difficult. The first part of trail is extremely steep and rocky. Middle is easy as it passes through a residential area. Last part can have large mud holes after a rain. Body damage is a frequent occurrence on the Chutes.

History

Prior to 2005, part of the trail around 'The Chutes' was graded smooth because of residential development in the area. 'The Chutes' themselves still remain intact and may be driven. Be careful not to miss them as you go by.

Technical Rating

9

Status Reports

Chase Hanusa
May 15, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
road closed sign was up and gate was closed. Hopefully it will open next weekend.
Wes Back
May 15, 2024
2015 GMC Sierra
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Closed Gate
Trail is still closed. Sign said it typically opens mid May.
Charlie Murphy
Nov 19, 2023
2013 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Stephanie Grooms
Nov 12, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated

Access Description

From Highway 287 northwest of Fort Collins, take Highway 14 west about 25 miles. Turn right just after mile marker 97 across from F.S. Kelly Flats Campground.

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