3 miles
Distance
102 ft
Climb
-984 ft
Descent
00:26:04
Avg time

American Lakes Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Comanche Peak Wilderness Area
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

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More Stats for American Lakes hike trail
  • Altitude change
    -882 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,340 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,222 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,222 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,340 ft
  • Grade
    -6.6%
  • Grade max
    -30.441%
  • Grade min
    22.676%
  • Distance climb
    1,975 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    806 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:04
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Status:
on Jul 11, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      American Lakes Trail Reports

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      Jul 11, 2020 @ 5:31pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 8:16am
      Jul 4, 2020
      July 4, 2020: Trail in good shape with a couple of small snowfields to walk across near Thunder Pass. Remember to stay on the trail and not walk...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      7 |
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 8:22am
      Jul 7, 2020
      171 |
      Jan 4, 2015 @ 1:15pm
      Jan 4, 2015
      170 |
      Jan 4, 2015 @ 11:55am
      Jan 4, 2015

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag provin1327 (Jul 11, 2020 at 17:33)
       This was actually a pretty fun trail that leads to some awesome views. It's narrow singletrack with plenty of rocks, roots, and switchbacks. It's not terribly steep but you are over 10k in altitude so you feel it.
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