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Areas in West of Rustic

420s 0 / 0 / 0 / 57 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 57
Black Boulder Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Bog, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Bone Caves 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Boston Peak 3 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 19
Bristlecone Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 87 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 87
Bristlecone Castle 5 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Critical Mass Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Gandalf Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Hatchery Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Moose Crag 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Poudre Falls 0 / 0 / 0 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Roaring Creek Area 0 / 1 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Turtle Crag 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Vista Crag 1 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13

Description

The Poudre Canyon west of the town of Rustic becomes a very wide open valley chocked full of cliffs and boulders. This section hosts the BEST bouldering in the Fort Collins area and easily some of the best route potential in Northern Colorado. The scenery and setting are incredible and home to moose, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, beaver, and lots of other wildlife. If you haven't made the long drive up the canyon from Fort Collins...you probably should.

Here is a list of the major areas from downstream to upstream:
(mileage listed from Ted's Place)

Hatchery Rock - 38.3 miles
Bone Caves
Critical Mass Area
Pearl Area - 40 miles
Roaring Creek Area
The Bog - 41 miles
420 Boulders - 41.5 miles
Gandalf Area - 46.1 miles
Poudre Falls - 47 miles

Getting There

The town of Rustic lies approximately 31.5 miles west from Ted's Place (a.k.a. the intersection of US Highway 287 and CO 14). Hatchery Rock is the first area described that lies West of Rustic, it is 38.3 miles from Ted's Place.

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