Round Mountain

Round Mountain offers hiking year-round and is heavily used.

photo: Round Mountain Trail Scenic Point Overlook. Photo by

Length: 4.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Trail is located 13 miles west of Loveland, CO on US Highway 34 across from Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park.
State(s): Colorado
Counties: Larimer
Longitude: -105.28387
Latitude: 40.41934

Driving Directions

From Loveland, Colorado take US Highway 34 west towards Estes Park for 13 miles, trailhead is on the south side of the highway.


The Round Mountain Trail offers great views of the Big Thompson Canyon as you climb and from the summit of Sheep Mountain you can see views of the plains to the east and into Rocky Mountain National Park to the west.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Gravel
Secondary Surface: Gravel

Average Grade: 8%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 5
Elevation High Point: 8
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Kevin Cannon
US Forest Service
1311 S. College
Fort Collins , CO 80524
(970) 498-2719



Follow the summit trail. Photo by

Follow the summit trail. Photo by

Round Mountain Trail Scenic Point Overlook. Photo by

Round Mountain Trail Scenic Point Overlook. Photo by


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