Coyote Ridge Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, CO that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Fun, quick trail
A great trail that is close yet offers an escape! Watch for snakes!
Such a fun trail.
It's a short hike-perfect for the early morning. Getting to the top might feel a little tough, but the view is definitely worth it!
Love this trail, I come here after work several nights a week, great work out but short enough and close enough to town to get back before it's too late. I wouldn't recommend bringing kids or dogs here as you are almost guaranteed to see rattlesnakes, usually right on the trail. Be careful and watch where you walk.
Good workout but pretty easy
Suuuuper cool Mesozoic rocks and formations out there for all you geology nerds. I saw lots of prairie dogs, some meadowlarks, spotted towees, rabbits, and heard several more creatures. A rattlesnake ended up crossing my path on the way back down, so watch out for those guys! Not a great barefoot hike though, lots of large gravel on the trail. All in all, beautiful hike! ⛰
You will pretty much always see Mule Deer here after 4pm. one of my first places I hiked when I move to CO. Helps me remember how far I have come. love this place.
Lots of wildlife and flowers. Saw rabbits, prairie dogs, western hognose snake (twice--nonvenomous) and more. First 1/1.5 miles is easy on a wide, well maintained 4x4 road out to a cabin/bathroom. After that it gets more moderate until you reach the top of the ridge. Surprisingly uncrowded for a Sunday afternoon with beautiful weather. No coverage from the sun, except the cabin.
lots of wildlife on a cool, overcast day. mule deer, rabbits and turkey vultures along the trail.
awesome for my first time doing mountain biking!
It was awesome! Not too difficult but challenging enough to get a good work out. The scenery and wildlife were definitely a plus.
great hike for our family of young kids.
great quick hike with excellant views, rocky towards end.
A great hike, but it does get busy.
Nice quick climbs. Fun beginner route.