Top Adventures in Buford

  • Hike the Turtle Rock Trail

    Starting at the trailhead near the parking lot, the trail starts off relatively paved and moves close to the base of Turtle Rock, a large outcrop of Sherman Granite that has stood the test of time from the creation of the Rocky Mountains.Following...

    3.2 miles

  • Scramble Twin Mountain

    This adventure is located between Laramie and Cheyenne on Happy Jack Road (WY 210).  Take Forest Road 707A east for 1.4 miles and th en take a left at the fork (Forest Road 707AG).  The trailhead is at the end of the second left turn (only about 2...

    1.7 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to Hidden Falls

    Directions: From Laramie, take I-80 east to exit 323 and continue on HWY 210 east for approximately 15 miles. From there the entrance to Curt Gowdy State Park will be clearly marked on the right side of the road. Then drive south for 1.4 miles unt...

    4.5 miles 350 ft gain

  • Hike to the Chameleon

    Curt Gowdy State Park, one of the few southeast Wyoming hot spots, has a couple of hidden gems. One of the best is the “Chameleon,” ruler of Curt Gowdy State Park. To reach the Chameleon, head out on Crow Creek Trail, then loop back on Mo’ Rocka T...

    4.5 miles

  • Lakeside Camping and Mountain Biking

    This trail system is somewhat of a hidden gem to mountain bikers south of the Wyoming border. Those who know their way around the best trail systems, though, hail Curt Gowdy as one of the best. If you've got some energy to burn, try the IMBA Epic ...

  • Hike the Bent Rock Trail at Red Mountain Open Space

    To get to Red Mountain Open Space from Fort Collins, take Highway 287 to Highway 1. Follow Highway 1 until you see County Road 15, get off there. This is where it gets confusing, so hang on. You will follow CR15 for a few miles until CR78, take a ...

    2.6 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike the K-Lynn Cameron Trail in the Red Mountain Open Space

    The K-Lynn Trail is a 2.4 mile loop trail that goes west off of the Ruby Wash Trail on the western side of the Red Mountain Open Space. To get there, take the Bent Rock Trail from the Red Mountain Open Space parking lot where the Red Canyon / Ante...

    5.4 miles 800 ft gain

  • Climb Table Mountain in the Red Mountain Open Space

    Table Mountain sits smack dab in the middle of Red Mountain Open Space, an area known to geologists (and settlers) as "The Big Hole", a singular and unique landform that peaks into the "basement" rocks that underly northern Colorado and Southeaste...

    5 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike the Mahogany Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

    To get to Soapstone Prairie from Fort Collins, take Highway 287 north out of town, then turn right onto Highway 1. Continue on Highway 1 until it meets with County Road 15. Take County Road 15 north all the way to Rawhide Flats Road, which leads d...

    7.4 miles 330 ft gain

  • Camp near Lost Lake (in the Red Feather Lakes area)

    I need to start by saying I stayed here on Memorial Day weekend, a very busy camping weekend in Colorado. Online searches for a suitable campsite were useless, everything was booked. It is hard to drive 2 plus hours to an area and hope you find a ...

  • Hike the 3 Bar and Oh Tee Loops at Eagle's Nest Open Space

    To get to Eagle's Nest Open Space drive on Highway 287 between Laramie, Wyo. and Fort Collins, Colo. As you continue down 287, look for the Forks restaurant and rest stop  in Livermore, Colo. Turn here onto Red Feather Lakes Road. After a few hund...

    5 miles 150 ft gain

  • Poudre Canyon Run

    Stretching 126 miles from its source in the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Cache La Poudre (pronounced: Poo-ter) river provides host to an entire treasure trove of outdoor recreational activities. From Fly Fishing and rafting to camping and pho...

    26.2 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Laramie KOA

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      Dowdy Lake

      Overview Dowdy Lake Campground is located 48 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., near the village of Red Feather Lakes. Visitors enjoy the area for its canoeing, fishing and trail opportunities...

    • Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

      West Lake

      Overview West Lake Campground is located 48 miles northwest of Fort Collins, in north central Colorado, near the village of Red Feather Lakes. Visitors enjoy the area for its canoeing, fishing and ...

    • Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

      Bellaire Lake Campground

      Overview Bellaire Campground is located 47 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., near the Red Feather Lakes village. Visitors enjoy the area for its canoeing, fishing and trail opportunities.Recr...

    • Livermore, Colorado

      Narrows (Co)

      Overview Narrows Campground is located on the Cache la Poudre River, 32 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, along Highway 14. Visitors enjoy the area for its great rafting, fishing and hikin...

    • Bellvue, Colorado

      Ansel Watrous

      Overview Ansel Watrous Campground is located on the Cache la Poudre River, 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., along Highway 14. Visitors enjoy the area for its great rafting, fishing and hi...

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