Red Feather

Red Feather Lakes


Population 329
Med. Household income 45,441
Median sell price $154,950
Avg. Commute 36 min

Red Feather Lakes


Surrounded by the 612,000 acre Roosevelt National Forest, this mountain village takes you far from the hectic city life. Red Feather Lakes boasts year round outdoor adventures and beautiful scenery. In the diverse wildlife of Red Feather, it’s not uncommon to encounter moose feeding in your backyard or wallowing in one of the 14 lakes surrounding the area.

Red Feather Lakes is the perfect place for the true Colorado outdoors lover, you will find a slew of hiking trails and unique attractions like Shambhala Mountain Center, a Buddhist retreat that hosts meditation sessions, educational programs and contemplative conferences. Shambhala Mountain Center is home to North America’s largest and most extravagant example of Buddhist sanctified engineering.

The Red Feather Lakes area was first settled around 1900 by loggers and ranchers. The town features a guest ranch, trading post and nearby restaurants providing visitors and residents with all the comforts and feel of a quaint vacation town.


Population: 525

Elevation: 7,890 Feet

Climate: Red Feather Lakes, CO, gets 16 inches of rain per year with the US average being 36.5 inches per year. Average snowfall is 88.5 inches with US average being 25 inches. Average high is 77⁰F and low is 11.9⁰F. On average Red Feather lakes sees 233 sunny days per year.

Geography: 45.1 miles North West of Fort Collins, 71.2 miles south of Cheyenne Wyoming

Religion: 2 year round churches and 1 Catholic Church, summers only.

Average family income: $73,334 (2014)



Elementary-level children attend Red Feather Elementary School or Livermore Elementary School. Each of the schools hold less than 100 students, providing optimal access to the highest levels of guidance. Middle and High school students are bussed down to Fort Collins schools where they have access to Colorado State University and Front Range Community College. Fort Collins is about 45 miles from Red Feather Lakes, equal to a 56 minute drive in the summer months.


Surrounded by Roosevelt National Forest, you can find horseback riding, fishing, hiking, biking, off-road vehicle roads, camping, boating and hunting. In the winter you’ll experience cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and ice-fishing.


Ault, Bellvue, Bennett, Berthoud, Dacono, Drake, Evans, Fort Collins, Greeley, Grover, Livermore, Loveland, Milliken, Platteville, Severance, Wellington, Windsor.


For health care services, Red Feather Lakes residents will drive to Fort Collins which has state of the art health facilities available to residents. University of Colorado Health (UC Health) serves Northern Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. These facilities have engrossed some of the nation’s finest physicians in most specialties. You will also find Banner Health and Kaiser Permanente, amongst several smaller practices. Premier Care in Bathing is an Eldercare-Home Health Services company, which services the Red Feather Lakes region as well.

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    Number of households 174
    Avg. Household Size 2
    Household Avg. Wealth 90,173
    Avg. Property Tax 887
    Sale Count 52
    Population 329
    Population Density 36
    Median Age 60
    Median Age 5 yr Forecast 63
    Median Age 10 yr Forecast 65
    Closest Airport Laramie Regional
    Closest Airport Distance 35 mi
    Closest Sports Team Colorado Avalanche
    Closest Sports Team Distance 79 mi
    Closest Major City Denver, Co
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