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Looking for the perfect home away from home? You just found it with the Trail Ridge 6. A spacious interior and two easy entry D-style doors make for easy access with plenty of living space. It's easy to set up with continous pole sleeves and color coded clip and fly connection. The Trail Ridge really shines when the sun goes down, with night light pockets and a Stargazing Fly so you can enjoy the night sky in comfort. Footprint and gear loft included.

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Kelty Tent User Manual


Body Features:
  • Freestanding design
  • Color coded clip and sleeve construction
  • Taped floor seams
  • Gear Loft included
  • 2 door, 2 vestibule
  • No-See-Um mesh wall panels
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Night light pocket
  • Easy entry D door
  • Kelty Connect system
Fly Features:
  • Stargazing Fly
  • Taped seams
  • Fly vents
  • Noiseless zipper pulls
  • Guyout points


  • Seasons: 3
  • Number of doors: 2
  • Number of vestibules: 2
  • Capacity: 6
  • Minimum weight: 12 lb 3 oz / 5.528 kg
  • Packaged weight: 15 lb 10 oz / 7.1 kg
  • Floor area: 82 ft2 / 7.62 m2
  • Vestibule area: 17 ft2 + 17 ft2 / 1.6 m+ 1.6 m2
  • Dimensions: 120 x 98 x 72 in / 305 x 249 x 183 cm
  • Packed Size: 27 x 8 x 8 in / 68.58 x 2.54 x 2.54 cm


Number of poles: 3

Pole type:

Wall material:
68D Polyester / 40D No-See-Um Mesh

Floor material:
68D Polyester, 1800 mm 

Fly material:
68D Polyester, 1800 mm  

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Sleeping Capacity: 6 Person
Intended Use: Family Camping
Number of Doors: 2 Doors
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  1. This is a good looking tent but the old version of Trail Ridge 6 is way better.

    My husband and I owned an older version of Trail Ridge 6 since 2012 and it is still going strong. We love the high quality of the tent and the ease of erection even compared with the most popular REI models. We decided to purchase the newer model of the Trail Ridge due to two facts: 1. The rainfly can be half-on and half-off. 2. The larger vestibule. (There was almost nearly no vestibule in the older model.) Given both of us are architects, we are attracted to the new triangular panelization of the tent geometry too.

    However, we are super disappointed with the new tent having camped in it for several times. The vestibules of the rainfly flap around exaggeratedly in mild wind and the tent reacts violently in a strong yet completely normal wind condition as if the rainfly acts as a large sail attracting the lateral and uplifting force to act upon the tent structure. It seems like the tent would benefit tremendously by adding one or two intermediate staking point at the bottom of each triangular vestibule panel.

    Also, the new model requires more yet not so effective guy out. In the last 5 years of camping in all sorts of conditions, we never had to guy out our old Trail Ridge 6. Corner staking was sufficient in the high wind situation but most of the time, the tent needed no staking in addition to the luggage weight inside the tent. In order to lessen the pressure on the tent structure, I guyed out our new Trail Ridge 6. However, the tent still deformed so severely under the wind that for the first time in our history of camping, we thought the tent poles will for sure snap.

    Lastly, another super disappointing part is the way the rainfly connected to the main tent. The old model had such an effortless yet secured way to click in. Why change it if it is still a perfect way? With the new Trail Ridge 6, we are required to dig our fingers down under the corner clip in order to tuck the rubber tips of the rainfly in. My husband cut his finger during this operation last time. Cinching each corner can be done by pulling the wire but creeping soon happens with strong wind, not to mention the questionable longevity of the rubber tips.

    Overall speaking, we are very disappointed with this tent. We have read many reviews and done much research before purchasing it. We love our old Kelty tent. So we provided feedback to Kelty. Unfortunately, we had received no offer to examine the tent or update of the design as if we are having a standalone experience that is completely negligible. Very strange and very disappointing.

    on Sep 12th 2018

  2. Love This Trail Ridge 6 Tent!!

    We just returned from a camp out in the mountains with our new Kelty tent. It performed marvelously, kept us dry in a torrential rain storm, kept all bugs away from us with the fabulous netting, easy to set up, a dream to take down, lightweight, marvelous engineering and attention to detail. I would recommend this tent to anyone! on Jun 27th 2018

  3. Evacuated because of flash flood

    We've owned this new style of the trail ridge 6 since it come out. We've camped in several storms but nothing like Memorial Day weekend this year where we had two storms come through Saturday night. First downpour started at 8:00 pm that lasted about a hour. Many peoples tents didn't survive the first storm, and soaked their sleeping gear. Leaving them sleeping in their cars. We had to move the Trail Ridge back because of standing water getting up to the tent. 2nd storm started at 11:00 pm and lasted several hours dumping around 3" of rain. At 5:00 am we were woke up by fire & rescue evacuating everyone because of flash flood coming into the campground. The river come up close to 10' feet since the storm started flooding the local town, and peoples homes. The Trail Ridge 6 held up great through the storms keeping us dry. I couldn't be more happy with this tent!

    on Jun 6th 2018

  4. Trail Ridge 6 - Great Tent

    We used the Trail Ridge 6 tent this past weekend and it performed great in stormy conditions. We had intermittent heavy rain and occasional gusting winds. My family of 4 was cozy and dry in the tent. The rain fly wasn’t flapping all night (we did stake the guy lines) and everyone slept great.
    This an awesome sized, family car camping tent and is a huge upgrade over our last tent, which did not have a complete rain fly and inverted in heavy winds. This one is very intuitive to set up and is no nonsense solid. The interior pockets and gear loft are a nice bonus. And included foot print works great. This tent is not real light but it can legitimately fit 6 people, 4 is better with lots of room for gear. The double doors work smoothly and the double vestibules function great for storing shoes outside, everything stayed dry. Highly recommended and I am looking forward to purchasing the Trail Ridge 2 for my solo adventures or camping with 1 kid.
    This my first Kelty tent and is the same high quality as the sleeping bags and Noah’s tarps that I have used for years.
    on May 31st 2018

  5. Don't waste your money

    We put up our tent for the first time so we could do it when we go camping. I am so glad we did. We left for town for an hour and the wind picked up to 20 mph (which is virtually nothing for here) and it rained a little. When we got home a pole had broken and the tent was partially down. I am very disappointed in this tent. I did a lot of research before I purchased it and had high hopes. Would rate zero if I could. on May 29th 2018

  6. Easy Set Up, Roomy

    The set up on this tent was easy - directions better than most but could still be improved. The tent was tall enough to stand and change clothes in (at 5'8"). Handy pockets. The footprint is great and it makes it easy to set up. It wasn't even too hard to move by myself once set up (when I realized I was on a slope). Handy pockets everywhere inside for stuff and the light pouch by door was very handy (watch the video). I am a fit/normal sized person and I think about 4 of me could very comfortably sleep in this tent with a smaller bag each. on Aug 4th 2017

  7. Great for car camping

    I was tired of using backpacking tents for car camping and not being able to stand up inside. This tent is a great size and easily accommodates a standing adult. Setup is incredibly easy. Only used once so far but no issues with weather worthiness. Very wind resistant. on Jul 1st 2017

  8. I recommend the Trail Ridge 6

    My wife and I have retired and head to Florida every winter but RV life doesn't suit us so we spend the month of January paddling Everglades National Park. Camping sites are few and far between and involve beaches, ground sites and "chickees", which are roofed 10x12 wooden platforms.
    The advantage of the rain fly design became apparent on our very first day. The bugs were too thick near the trees so we were forced to camp on the beach. We set up the tent with the back toward the hot sun and used the rain fly as shade. At 4am the skies opened up and it poured. It took only seconds to unclip the rain fly and pull the front of it down. A few hours later it rained again, accompanied with 20-30 mph winds. Even though the sand didn't allow us to properly stake out the tent it still held up well.
    A month of hard use and daily setup and takedown in less then ideal conditions allowed us a good chance to find out the tents strengths and weaknesses. In general, we really like the tent, especially the rain fly design, but had two problems. The rubber "handles" on the rain fly where it attaches to the corner clips came off two of the four corners, but it doesn't affect the performance. Another problem we had were with the end of the poles ripping holes through the sleeves when threading the poles. Perhaps the sleeve material could be heavier since it happened twice.
    I also made a canvas bag to hold the tent. Bulk isn't a problem for our canoes, but stuffing a tent into a small bag while being attacked by thousands of bugs is a problem when paddling the Everglades, so I made the bag with a 13 1/2 inch diameter rather than the 11 1/2 inch diameter of the original bag.
    on Jan 29th 2017

  9. 5 STAR

    I went camping with a group who had the Kelty Trail ridge 6 model tent for us to use. My adult granddaughter is in a wheelchair and just does a pivot transfer. We put a cot in one doorway and ran her power-chair up and pivot transferred her onto the cot. Zipped the tent up and used second access for myself and others. Only complaint is we had no fly that would keep the rain out as we were transferring her. Could fix this up with an overhead tarp. Not sure how safe it would be to run the chair inside of the tent but may try it one day.
    As my granddaughter is an outdoor person we plan on purchasing this tent for our own personal use and do more camping, now we know she can do it again. Easy tent to put up and take down even for me in my 70's. Best tent I have used. We did lots of tent camping using 2 & 3 person tents prior to her injury, so this space was a new experience for us.
    on Nov 25th 2016

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