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Storm Mountain

Larimer County, Colorado

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Just outside of Drake, the trails leading up to Storm Mountain provide amazing views of the Roosevelt National Forest. Heading north then west from the trailhead provides a challenging climb to the top of Storm Mountain. Heading north then east offers some easier exploring opportunities.

Popular Trails in This Area

Storm Mountain (153)
Springtown Gulch (345)
Spruce Mountain Loop (348)

Detailed Description

Note that the east end of FS153 dead ends at a locked gate at the forest boundary and does NOT connect to CR27. The forest boundary is approximately 1.5 miles west of CR27. The MVUM is very misleading regarding this dead end.

How To Get There

From Drake: Head northwest on Co Rd 43, continue approx. 0.3 miles to Storm Mt Rd. Turn North on Storm Mt Rd. Continue approx 2.1 miles where you will veer left to stay on Storm Mt Dr. Continue staying left on Storm Mt Dr approx 4.2 miles to trailhead location.

Trail System Photos

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View of Longs Peak from Storm Mountain Peak
View of the Valley Below from Storm Mountain Peak
Turn right and continue climbing to Storm Peak.
Coming down the third big obstacle on the trail.
Coming down the third big obstacle on the trail.
Coming down the second big obstacle on the trail.
Coming down the second big obstacle on the trail.
Coming down the second big obstacle on the trail.
Coming down the second big obstacle on the trail.
Coming down the first big obstacle on the trail.
Coming down the first big obstacle on the trail.
Turn left and head west on FS153.
Entrance gate on FS128.
The intersection of CR27 and Storm Mountain Road (CR153). This gate is almost always locked making FS153 accessible ONLY from FS128 near Drake.
This is a place holder until we're able to get out to this location this summer and take a picture of this end of the trail.

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Trail System Information

Location is:

Trailhead

Nearest City:

Drake

Difficulty:

4 - 6

Distance:

2.5 miles each way minimum

Time:

2-3 hours

Elevation:

8600 to 9800 feet

Best For:

4WDUTVATVMotorcycle

4WD

UTV/SxS

ATV

Motorcycle

Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.

Trail System Maps and GPS Files

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MVUM

AR_CanyonLakes_South_2009.pdf

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM)

Canyon Lakes Ranger District - South

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How to Print Sections of a Motor Vehicle Use Map

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StormMountain.gpx

StormMountain.gpx

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FS128 to FS153 to Storm Mountain Peak GPS Track