Mount Moriah Trail

The trailhead for this trail is in filing 8, at the switchback on Crestone Way. The trail starts southeast into the large Mount Moriah Greenbelt area. It follows a heavily used deer trail through a stand of fir and pine trees to a point where you break into the open with a beautiful view of the Gordon Creek Valley, Riddle and Currie Lakes and Greyrock Mtn. on the Poudre. The trail continues south along the east side of Mt. Moriah where you will encounter a fork. This marks the starting point of the Sloan Trail (straight south) but right is the Mount Moriah Trail, which goes west up a steep ridge to the summit. The 360 degree view from the summit is spectacular and well worth the climb. It is probably not a good place to be in a thunderstorm however! The trail is about .47 miles long and sees a total elevation change of about 430 ft.