Let’s explore the deep crimson and tan rocks, rolling grasslands and sandy washes that await you at the Red Mountain Open Space located north of Ft. Collins! The property lies along the boundary between the mountains and the plains, and provides
habitat to plants and wildlife from both life zones.
We will be doing this hike early due to there is no tree coverage so will be exposed to the sun so please bring hats, sun screen, and plenty of water at least 2 liters, and whatever else you might need to keep you cool. The forecast for this area on Friday is 76 degrees and mostly sunny with South wind 7 to 13 mph with gusts as much as 21mph.
There is not much elevation gain but the scenery is awesome, it will knock your socks off! Bring a lunch we will eat lunch somewhere in Wyoming taking in the view.
Round Trip Length: 10 miles
Approximately 400ft elevation gain
Difficulty: Moderate hike at a pace of 2.5 per hour, there is not much elevation gain but because of the length and the exposure to the sun and heat please be sure that you are fit enough to do this hike.
Hike should take about 4 hours with approximate 1hr 15 minute drive to and from trailhead.