Round Mountain

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

photo: Sign at Hwy 34. Photo by Pam Riches.


This trail was traveled by a
NRT Ambasssaror on 05/06/2019.

This trail has been adopted by: Pam R.

Length: 4.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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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: -105.285324
Latitude: 40.420200

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.

Description

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.

Dogs must be on leash only for the first mile on the Sheep Mountain Trail, all the way on the Nature Trail.

Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 8%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 5,073
Elevation High Point: 8,457
Elevation Gain (cumulative): 2,884 feet

Year Designated:
1981

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Document: USFS Trail Overview
Website: USFS Trail Details

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
kcannon@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/arnf

 

Photos

Follow the summit trail. Photo by https://www.uncovercolorado.co.

Follow the summit trail. Photo by https://www.uncovercolorado.co.

Round Mountain Trail Scenic Point Overlook. Photo by www.uncovercolorado.com.

Round Mountain Trail Scenic Point Overlook. Photo by www.uncovercolorado.com.

 

Sign at Hwy 34. Photo by Pam Riches.

Sign at Hwy 34. Photo by Pam Riches.

Parking Area. Photo by Pam Riches.

Parking Area. Photo by Pam Riches.

 

Looking west toward the Continental Divide. Photo by Pam Riches.

Looking west toward the Continental Divide. Photo by Pam Riches.

Nice part of the trail, no rocks!. Photo by Pam Riches.

Nice part of the trail, no rocks!. Photo by Pam Riches.

 

Looking east toward the Front Range. Photo by Pam Riches.

Looking east toward the Front Range. Photo by Pam Riches.

The top, finally. Photo by Pam Riches.

The top, finally. Photo by Pam Riches.

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