The mountain town of Red Feather Lakes is built around a series of 14 lakes and is surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest. It is located about 40 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado.

People from all over the country have found the Red Feather Lakes and neighboring Livermore area to be a great place for a vacation cabin or camping spot. The area also serves as the permanent home for many families whose livelihoods are often tied closely to the thriving community of Fort Collins.

Moderately priced year-round housing is available for weekend getaways and for full-time residents. Many beautiful custom homes have been built in the area.

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.

Community Facts

  • Population: 525
  • 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. Each school has less than 100 students, providing an opportunity for the highest level of instruction. Middle and high school students are bussed to Fort Collins. Higher education is easily accessible. Fort Collins boasts Colorado State University and Front Range Community College while The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie is less than an hour from Livermore.


Roosevelt National Forest is an outdoor playground: horseback riding, fishing, hiking, biking, off-road vehicle roads, camping, boating and hunting. Wintertime brings cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers and ice-fishers to the area.