|Mount McConnel Trail|
|Length||2.3 miles (3.7 km)|
|Designation||National Recreation Trail|
|Elevation change||2,010 ft (610 m)|
|Highest point||Mount McConnel summit, 7,980 feet (2,430 m)|
|Lowest point||Trailhead, 6,646 feet (2,026 m)|
Mount McConnel National Recreation Trail is a hiking trail in the Cache La Poudre Wilderness of Roosevelt National Forest west of Fort Collins, Colorado. The trail leading from Fort Collins Mountain Park to the summit of Mount McConnel was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936.Designation as a National Recreation Trail was in 1981.
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word "walking" is acceptable to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps. The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with rambling, hillwalking, and fell walking. The term bushwalking is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping. It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits.
The Cache la Poudre Wilderness is federally-protected area administered by the U.S. Forest Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It is located on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District on the Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado. This wilderness covers 9,258 acres (37.47 km2) and is characterized by steep, rugged terrain along the Cache la Poudre River. Elevations in this area varies from 6,200 feet (1,900 m) to 8,600 feet (2,600 m). Only one trail, the Mount McConnel National Recreation Trail that is 3 miles (4.8 km) long, exists in this wilderness, and 9 miles (14 km) of the Little South Fork of the Cache La Poudre River flow through the wilderness.
The Roosevelt National Forest is a National Forest located in north central Colorado. It is contiguous with the Colorado State Forest as well as the Arapaho National Forest and the Routt National Forest. The forest is administered jointly with the Arapaho National Forest and the Pawnee National Grassland from offices in Fort Collins, and is denoted by the United States Forest Service as ARP.
Larimer County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 299,630. The county seat and most populous city is Fort Collins. The county was named for William Larimer, Jr., the founder of Denver.
Laporte is a census-designated place (CDP) in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,691 at the 2000 census. The Laporte Post Office has the ZIP Code 80535.
The Town of Windsor is a Home Rule Municipality in Larimer and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town was 18,644. Windsor is located in the region known as Northern Colorado. Windsor is situated 59 miles (95 km) north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.
The Cache la Poudre River, also known as the Poudre River, is a river in the state of Colorado in the United States.
The American Discovery Trail is a system of recreational trails and roads which collectively form a coast-to-coast hiking and biking trail across the mid-tier of the United States. Horses can also be ridden on most of this trail. It starts on the Delmarva Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and ends on the northern California coast on the Pacific Ocean. The trail has northern and southern alternates for part of its distance, passing through Chicago and St Louis respectively. The total length of the trail including both the north and south routes is 6,800 miles (10,900 km). The northern route covers 4,834 miles (7,780 km) with the southern route covering 5,057 miles (8,138 km). It is the only non-motorized coast-to-coast trail.
The Poudre Canyon is a narrow verdant canyon, approximately 40 mi (64 km) long, on the upper Cache la Poudre River in Larimer County, Colorado in the United States. The canyon is a glacier-formed valley through the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains northwest of Fort Collins.
Bellvue is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Larimer County, Colorado. It is a small agricultural community located in Pleasant Valley, a narrow valley just northwest of Fort Collins near the mouth of the Poudre Canyon between the Dakota Hogback ridge and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The ZIP Code of the Bellvue Post Office is 80512.
Kinikinik is a small unincorporated community in western Larimer County, Colorado in the United States. It is located along State Highway 14 in the upper Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins on the east side of Cameron Pass. The community consists of a general store and neighboring summer mountain resorts and vacation homes. The activities include fishing in the Cache la Poudre River and hiking in the nearby mountains in the Roosevelt National Forest. The community was named for the kinnikinick plant by early settlers.
The Poudre School District (R-1) is a K–12 public school district in Larimer County in northern Colorado. The district operates and manages the public schools in the city of Fort Collins, as well as in the towns of Wellington, Timnath and Windsor, and unincorporated communities of Larimer County including Laporte and Livermore. The district is one of the fastest growing in Northern Colorado, adding 500 students — about the size of an elementary school — each year.
Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH), located in Fort Collins, Colorado, is part of UCHealth and serves northern Colorado, southern Wyoming, and western Nebraska. The hospital has 270 beds, and is a level III trauma center. It also houses 11 surgical suites, 12 intensive care unit beds, and a level III neonatal intensive care unit. The Hospital is home to a regional orthopedic program, and many cancer treatment and rehabilitation services as well. The hospital has helped make Fort Collins a regional health center, and continues to do so, despite the opening of its sister hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies.
The Canyon Lakes Ranger District is part of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and Pawnee National Grassland, specifically on the Roosevelt National Forest. This land is a part of the United States Forest Service. It is located in north-central Colorado in Larimer County and encompasses 650,022 acres (2,631 km2). The Canyon Lakes District Office is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Greyrock Mountain National Recreation Trail is a hiking trail in Roosevelt National Forest west of Laporte, Colorado. The trail was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1979.
Round Mountain National Recreation Trail is a hiking trail in Roosevelt National Forest west of Loveland, Colorado. The trail was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1981.
Seaman Reservoir is located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado up the Poudre Canyon. It is also called the Gateway Natural Area. This reservoir is primarily known for its access to good cliff jumping during the summer. Depending on the water level, cliffs around the reservoir can range from 6–70 feet (1.8–21.3 m). The Seaman Reservoir Trail is 1.0 mile long in one direction and has almost zero elevation gain.
Mount McConnel is a mountain summit in the Mummy Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 8,012-foot (2,442 m) peak is located in the Cache La Poudre Wilderness of Roosevelt National Forest, 22.7 miles (36.5 km) west-northwest of the City of Fort Collins in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The summit can be reached via the Mount McConnel National Recreation Trail.
Poudre Park is an unincorporated community in Larimer County, Colorado. It is located near Poudre Canyon and is west of Fort Collins. Its elevation is 5,676 feet.
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.