Lake Agnes & Mount Richtofen

Agnes Headstand

We get going early up to Cameron Pass for a hike that my dad took me on many times as a kid, past Lake Agnes and up Mount Richtofen. The early start pays off when we arrive at a nearly empty parking area that is just like I remember it, atop a dirt road that’s just doable in the Subaru.

We’re fairly high on the mountain when a concurrance of thunder and tired hikers (and dog) bring us to a halt. It’s still been a great training day, and fun to watch Ann learn to move on the same rock and snow fields I learned on.

This hike is in a Colorado State Forest, so you either need an annual parking pass or you have to pay a per-person day use fee to park here. It’s about an hour and a half drive from Fort Collins – I wish it were closer but it probably helps to thin the crowds.

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3 responses to “Lake Agnes & Mount Richtofen”

  1. huh.

    i heard “war of the worlds” is sweet. i only GO to the movies ’bout once a year. and i went and *gag* saw Star Wars *barf*… i may go see WotW.

  2. wow. i put my comment in the wrong topic. it was a comment on the Lard of the Rings.

    that lake is great. great pic / beautiful place. i find it a bit disconcerting about the fees. i don’t like them. people should not have to pay to visit the outdoors.

  3. I don’t know about war of worlds. Lemme know what you think if you see it.

    Lake Agnes is one of my favorites. I don’t like parking fees either. I like the setup Vedauwoo has, though. There’s a fee there if you want to go into the park on the paved roads, or camp in the campground with picnic tables, toilets, and water. Otherwise you can park for free on the dirt road, hike in, and camp for free with no improvements a little further. That’s the way to do it.

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