Dream Lake iced over - RMNP

Larimer County Offices, Courts, and Landfill are all closed on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 for the Labor Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not interrupted by closures. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.


Property: Red-Tail Ridge Open Space
Priority Area: Little Thompson River
Size: 335.1 acres


Red-tail Ridge Open Space comprises 320 acres of rocky hillsides and a prominent hogback ridgeline north of the Larimer/Boulder county line. This property boasts important natural foothills habitat, and provides an important scenic backdrop for residents and visitors in southern Larimer County.

It is not yet open to the public.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Bargain Sales
Fee Simple 320.0 $ 951,559 Larimer Co. - $ 286,500
Private - $ 360,000
Berthoud - $ 40,999
LLT* - $ 4,060
GOCO** - $ 260,000
2000 Future Regional Trail
Trail / Trailhead Easement 15.1 $ 43,699 Landowner - $ 43,699 2001 Future Regional Trail

* Legacy Land Trust
** Great Outdoors Colorado

Management Plan

On October 31st, 2001 a wild fire burned 95% of this open space. Currently Larimer County Parks & Open Lands is undertaking efforts to ensure proper re-growth occurs before negotiations and construction of the regional trail can begin.

Background Image: Dream Lake frozen over in Rocky Mountain National Park by Bryce Bradford. All rights reserved.