Rim Rock Trail is a 2.7 mile out and back trail located near Fort Collins, CO and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
A hike that gives views of the Hogbacks and the Rocky Mountains A pleasant extension to Coyote Ridge. You go along the top of the ridge then drop down using several switchbacks till you reach a small valley. After you cross the valley you will head up a draw that carries you farther into the rolling hogbacks. When you reach the summit you will have an awesome view of Longs Peak. And if you're quiet you may see deer on your hike. The profile shows the whole hike from the end of Coyote Ridge down into the valley up into the hills and returns down into the valley and back up the ridge.
Ok hike. Good view of Loveland and Foco.
Enjoyed this afternoon hike & Colorado's perfect April day. The climb got my heart pumping but the incline had several coasting spots to catch your breath. Beautiful views at the top. About a mile from Coyote trailhead there was a nice outhouse that was much appreciated.
Definitely the nicest part of the Coyote Ridge trail. I really enjoyed the almost Arizona-like shrubs and rocky outcrops. The crowds from the Coyote Ridge section thinned out by the end of the Rim Rock trail. I'll be returning to complete the Blue Sky trail which begins at the end of the Rim Rock loop.
A very great way to get outside of town but not too far. If you're interested in checking out the ecology in this arid part of the Front Range foothills I really recommend this. You'll probably see deer, coyotes, rattle snakes, prairie dogs, rabbits, and in the evenings you might see some owls. This is a wonderful trail when you go from Devil's to Rim Rock to Coyote Ridge.