Crystal Lakes is a private mountain subdivision located near Red Feather Lakes Village approximately 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins and 10 miles south of Wyoming, one of Colorado’s fastest growing front-range communities. Established in 1969, Crystal Lakes contains approximately 1,650 lots distributed over more than 4,800 acres located in the midst of Arapaho/Roosevelt National Forest at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 9,500 feet. With year around accessibility over well-maintained, all-weather roads, this alpine setting of grassy meadows and mountainsides of pine, fir and aspen creates a perfect environment for both vacation and full-time living. Approximately 700 dwellings ranging from modest cabins to spacious mountain homes have been built to date. Privacy and seclusion have been preserved by lot sizes generally ranging from ½ to 10 acres. Approximately 10% of the land area within Crystal Lakes has been set aside as open space for the common enjoyment of property owners, guests and the abundant wildlife inhabiting the area.
A variety of fishing experiences for expert and novice can be found nearby throughout the Roosevelt National Park and various rivers (North Fork Cache la Poudre River, Panhandle Creek and Beartrap Creek). Other activities include hiking, horseback riding, river rafting, canoeing and boating on Crystal Lake (gasoline motors are prohibited), cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding. The area’s extensive network of more than 80 miles of private roads provides an ideal setting for mountain biking enthusiasts. Those in search of adventure will appreciate the many miles of trails and small/big game hunting available in the surrounding national.
Red Feather Lakes (2 miles east of Rustic Rendezvous)
Red Feather Lakes is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains 45 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado and 10 miles south of the Wyoming border. Red Feather Lakes is surrounded by Roosevelt National Forest with the private land being intermingled with that of the federal forest land. The area was first settled in the 1870's by the John Hardin family. The area is now home to many year round residents as well as the favorite vacation spot for people from many states. Red Feather Lakes can be accessed by driving north from Fort Collins on highway 287 for 20 miles to the Red Feather Lakes highway then turning west on the Red Feather Lakes highway. Red Feather Lakes is a small mountain village that boasts several restaurants, stores ( general grocery, mountain art gallery - to see webcam
- antique store, hardware store), as well as an elementary school and a post office.
Red Feather Lakes and the surrounding area is home to abundant wildlife including deer, elk, bear, mountain lions, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, marmots, and a litany of wild birds. The mountains and meadows support a variety of mountain flowers, pine and aspen. Among the attractive features of the area are the many large rock formations that are dotted with vegetation.