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The quaint town of Red Feather Lakes is built around a series of 14 lakes and is surrounded by the towering mountains of the Roosevelt National Forest. http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/ It is located about 40 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado.
People from all over the country have found the Livermore and Red Feather Lakes area to be the perfect place for a summer home, vacation cabin or camping spot. The area also serves as the permanent home for many families whose livelihoods are tied closely to the thriving community of Fort Collins.
The village and surrounding areas offer residents and visitors services such as several general stores with gas stations, gift shops, restaurants, library, post office, churches, and fire department. Moderately priced year round housing is available for weekend getaways and for full time and retired residents. Many beautiful custom homes have been built in the area. Those who seek a gated community will find Fox Acres Country Club with its luxury homes and condos, private club house with fine dining and one of the top ten 18 hole golf courses in the state of Colorado. Fox Acres http://www.foxacres.com is available for members and guests only.
Attracting thousands of visitors a year from all over the world, The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, the largest and most elaborate example of Buddhist sacred architecture in North America, is located a short drive from Red Feather Lakes. After 14 years of construction, the Stupa was formally opened to the public in August of 2001.
Population: 525 (2000 Census) + outlying area
Elevation: 7,890 Feet
Climate: Red Feather Lakes, CO, gets 18 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 110 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 85.
On average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Red Feather Lakes, CO. The July high is around 77 degrees. The January low is 12. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 65 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Elementary school children attend Red Feather Elementary School or Livermore Elementary School. Both schools have less than 100 students providing an opportunity for the highest level of instruction. Junior High and High School students are bussed to Fort Collins. Colorado State University and Front Range Community College are located in Fort Collins.
Roosevelt National Forest is an outdoor playground: horseback riding, fishing, hiking, biking, off-road vehicle roads, and hunting. Wintertime brings cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, snow-shoeing and ice-fishing enthusiasts to the area.