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    Mount Margaret Trail

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    11.6 km
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    165 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Take the Mount Margaret Trail to the low summit. Travel through stunning scenery and share the well-marked path with equestrians and bikers. This scenic trail will guide you through forestlands, past overlooks of the Red Feather Lakes and through impressive rock outcroppings. This trail is a wonderful nature outing for the whole family.

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    Route Description for Mount Margaret Trail

    The stimulating hike along the Mount Margaret trail is sure to impress the whole family. This easy to follow, well-maintained trail is a perfect beginner’s hike through the Colorado wilderness. Shared with horseback riders and bikers, make sure to keep an ear out for speedy passer-bys. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you walk this forested path. Note this route does get a bit soggy in the springtime and after heavy rain, but there are well-marked detours to avoid getting your feet wet.

    Beginning from the trailhead, track northwest on the Mount Margaret Trail. Hike along the path and you will intersect with South Lone Pine Creek. Travel over the bridge and take a right at the intersection. Maintain along the Mount Margaret Trail as you encounter another junction. Ignore the merging paths and hike along the wooded route. Notice sights on the Red Feather Lakes on your left. Trek along the Mount Margaret Trail, past several dispersed campsites and off-shooting paths. As you hike through the rock outcropping, you will eventually begin to descend towards Mount Margaret.

    There are a few rocks you will have to scramble down to the summit, but they are manageable and easy to navigate. Hike down to the summit of Mount Margaret and explore the rocky peak. When you are ready to return, retrace your steps along the Mount Margaret Trail all the way back to the parking lot.

    Getting to the Mount Margaret Trail Trailhead

    The Mount Margaret Trailhead is off the Red Feather Lakes Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Several Dispersed Campsites along the trail

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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