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Red Feather Lakes
Ramona Lake, with the community park on the right.
Ramona Lake, with the community park on the right.
Location of the Red Feather Lakes CDP in Larimer County, Colorado.
Location of the Red Feather Lakes CDP in Larimer County, Colorado.
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado is located in the United States
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Larimer County
 • Type unincorporated town
 • Total 9.648 sq mi (24.988 km2)
 • Land 9.116 sq mi (23.610 km2)
 • Water 0.532 sq mi (1.378 km2)
8,245 ft (2,513 m)
 • Total 343
 • Density 38/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature Red Feather Lakes CDP

Red Feather Lakes is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Red Feather Lakes post office has the ZIP Code 80545. At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Red Feather Lakes CDP was 343, while the population of the 80545 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 851 including adjacent areas.

Located in the Rocky Mountains northwest of Fort Collins, Red Feather Lakes is a rustic mountain village surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest. The village has three small general stores with gas pump, groceries, ATM and gift shop, a hardware store, an outdoor sports shop, a coffee shop, a community library, small antique store, and post office. Several rustic mountain restaurants are located in the community.

Gnome Road (aka "Elf Lane") is a mountain dirt road in the village. Hikers strolling and cars cruising the scenic road will find ceramic elves and gnomes as well as fairy doors and faces among the trees, boulders and bushes.


Red Feather Lakes is located at 40°48′28″N 105°34′43″W / 40.80778°N 105.57861°W / 40.80778; -105.57861 (40.807820, -105.578641).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 37.2 square miles (96 km2), of which, 36.7 square miles (95 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (1.48%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 525 people, 262 households, and 175 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 14.3 people per square mile (5.5/km²). There were 1,106 housing units at an average density of 30.2 per square mile (11.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.95% White, 0.95% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.29% of the population.

There were 262 households out of which 14.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.40.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 13.0% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 40.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,527, and the median income for a family was $40,714. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $43,333 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,231. About 3.2% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

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