Larimer County Road 82E (Prairie Divide)   
USGS 7.5' Map: Haystack Gulch
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Graded Cnty 82E 7.70 6470 to 7970 ft. NA 1/2 hour
County: Larimer
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Larimer County 200 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521 970-498-7000
Summary: Larimer County 82E is an easy road that connects County Road 80C with County Road 67J.
Attractions: Rural Scenery
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Best
Trail Heads
Camping: There are no campsites along Cnty Road 82E.
Base Camp: NA
Fall Colors: Poor - the landscape is rolling hills and pine forests.
Navigation: From Livermore, CO head west on W County Rd 74e/Red Feather Lakes Rd for 3.9 miles. Turn right onto S County Rd 37 and go 2.3 miles. Turn left onto Cherokee Park Rd and go 5.2 miles. Turn left onto County Rd 82E.

From Red Feather Lakes, CO head north on County Rd 67J toward Kinnikinnik Lane for 0.8 miles. Continue onto Prairie Divide Rd and go 9.2 miles. Slight right onto County Rd 82E.
History: Prairie Divide separates the drainages of Bull Creek and the North Fork of Rabbit Creek.

Larimer County Road 82E is an easy road that crosses over the pass known as Prairie Divide. The east end leaves County Road 80C and heads west over rolling hills passing remote ranches. The road is a maintained gravel road. There will be ranch roads that leave the county road. Where the road narrows near a driveway you will continue up a hill along a fence line. At an intersection stay to the left, continuing up hill.
Prairie Divide

photo by:
Adam M

The road will pass a few more houses as it comes to a low hill. The road will be narrower here as it cuts across the hill side. At the top of the hill the road will switchback and you will be on top of Prairie Divide.

From here the road passes an intersection that heads down to County Road 67J, or continues down hill, also connecting with 67J.
Data updated - December 11, 2016      4WD Road driven - September 4, 2016      Copyright - 2000-2016