Maxwell Natural Area Ridge
ElevationAscent: 585' 178 m
Descent: -583' -178 m
High: 5,727' 1,746 m
Low: 5,141' 1,567 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“A popular local hike with wonderful views of Fort Collins to the east and mountains to the west,”— Nicholas Shannon
After you climb to the saddle in the hills, the trail dips into a meadow before turning south and climbing up to the ridgeline above the 'A'.
This trail begins on flat, easy ground with few obstacles before climbing the hillside and passing through some more technical rocky sections. The views of the front range come when you reach the ridgeline above the 'A'.
Enjoy the views both from the top and on your descent. This is a great local option for any day in the Fort Collins Area.
Land Manager: City of Fort Collins, Colorado