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Horestooth rock offers great views of the Fort Collins area and is close to town. Yet, due to the easy access it is heavily trafficked by many people. Winter time is beautiful and usually less folks on the trail!

Great hike with 360 views from horse tooth rock. Short hike but def worth

Excellent hike! There was still plenty of snow along the trail, but me and my friend (and my 60-pound dog with a boost or two) made it to the very top. Incredible views to the west. Can't wait to revisit.

hiking
19 days ago

Fun hike! Did this one in November. Definitely worth going all the way to top! Don't skip the last little climbing stretch, you'll miss fantastic views of the foothill layers and Rocky peaks.
It has a good slow start and doesn't get steep till you get further into tree coverage.

The only negative thing about the trail is how trafficked it got closer to the top. Other than that, it's definitely worth the view!

Great hike!! Not too crowded. Hike down was beautiful!

great hike with a steep start leading to easier moderate ground. There are many more trails than the trail most travelled which we've taken to exploring because it is such a heavily trafficked area.

Trail starts with hilly, open range, then passes through some nondescript forest into the more rockier, boulder areas surrounding Horsetooth Rock. The scramble to the top of the rock was fun, I highly recommend more than just looking at it! Didn't do the whole loop, saving it for another day.

1 month ago

We just went to Horsetooth rock and back. The elevation gain was steady and the rock scramble at the end was really fun.

mountain biking
2 months ago

2 months ago

We didn't do the loop, but just did the Horsetooth Rock trail out and back. This was gorgeous even in November, it was really nice to hike through some pines and get views in multiple directions at higher elevation. A fairly busy trail on a Sunday morning but it didn't detract from our enjoyment of the hike. The elevation gain is pretty steady throughout but going back down sure was nice! Horsetooth Rock itself is slightly intimidating to climb up on if you aren't fond of heights or drop offs, it isn't technical but is very exposed if you truly want to get to the top. Even without climbing up, there are spectacular views at the top - seeing the snow topped mountains in the distance was beautiful.