Red Feather Lakes Community

Fall color in Red Feather Lakes in the Northern Colorado mountains

Red Feather Lakes

Red Feather Lakes is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains 45 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado and approximately 30 miles south of the Wyoming state line. 

The Village of Red Feather Lakes was first settled in the 1870’s by the John Hardin family. Current residents strive to maintain the atmosphere of the original settlement. The old homestead still stands. Red Feather Lakes is now home to many year round residents and is a favorite vacation spot for visitors from around the country. 

Residents and visitors enjoy trout fishing in the mountain streams and stocked lakes, strolling through the Village streets in search of antiques and unusual gifts, and photographing the spectacular scenery of the area.  The area is surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest with easy access to the forest for hiking, horseback riding, hunting and other activities. The community of Red Feather Lakes has several restaurants, grocery stores, small shops as well as an elementary school and post office.

Fall color and lakeside beauty in the mountains of Northern Colorado
Eagles on a frozen lake in Red Feather Lakes Colorado

Red Feather Lakes and its surrounding area are home to a variety of wildlife including moose, deer, elk, bear, mountain lions, bobcats, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, marmots, foxes and many species of birds including bald and golden eagles. Gorgeous displays of flowers, ground cover, pines and the spectacular Colorado aspen flourish on the mountains and in the meadows. Rock outcroppings define many areas of the countryside.