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Date Saturday  1/18/2020
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title The "Different" Summits of Mt. Margaret
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Steve Martin
Co-Leader Brad Warren
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Snowshoe
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance 100


Mt. Margaret Trail off the Red Feather Lakes Road

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To register, contact the trip leaders by email.  No phone calls, please.  Steve Martin: ; Brad Warren:


Have you parked at the Mt. Margaret Trailhead along the Red Feather Lakes Road and hiked the trail to its endpoint marked by a wooden sign as the summit of Mt. Margaret?  If so, you didn’t actually go up Mt. Margaret!  Years ago, the USFS mistakenly built the final portion of the trail to an incorrect high point and placed a sign directing hikers to the wrong summit!  This easy snowshoe adventure will take us to that “trail” Mt. Margaret first.  Then we’ll make a short descent, return to another trail and soon go off-trail to the top of the “actual” Mt. Margaret.  It’s located about 0.4 mile NW of the “trail” summit, and it’s the one shown on the USGS quadrangle and National Geographic Trails Illustrated maps as well as on the sign at the trailhead.  The Forest Service has corrected the signage problems but it’s fun to get to both destinations—so on this snowshoe trip we’ll have fun exploring the false as well as the real summits of Mt. Margaret!  Getting up to the true summit involves limited Class 2+ terrain, but it’s a fun, easy scramble. To register, contact me by email (Steve Martin,, or contact Brad Warren by email (  No phone calls, please.