Round Mountain National Recreation Trail

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Round Mountain National Recreation Trail
Length4.7 miles (7.6 km) [1]
Location1211 US Highway 34 Loveland, Colorado 80538
Designation National Recreation Trail
Elevation change 2,679 feet (817 m) [1]
Highest pointSheep Mountain - Summit Adventure Trail, 8,456 feet (2,577 m) [1]
Lowest pointTrailhead, 5,777 feet (1,761 m) [1]
Hiking details

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. [2]

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Coordinates: 40°25′12.7″N105°17′6.9″W / 40.420194°N 105.285250°W / 40.420194; -105.285250

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