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trail locations for Fort Collins, Colorado

Watch for snakes! Beautiful hike

This was a fairly easy and mostly level hike. There were small sections of it that had lots of small rocks and moved under foot. Other than that a good hike.

6 days ago

Good for a walk.

1st time, an adventure for us, not moderate unless you are accustomed to hiking at such inclines and elevation. Stay hydrated. Lots of steep inclines, loose rock/gravel to be aware of so you don't slip and fall or twist and ankle, hiking boots are appropriate for this hike. Worth it when you get to the top!

Nice, well marked trail. Bring water for your dog as well as self, none along trail except at Livestock water.

Good shoulder season hike. It gets hot in the summer and there are better hikes further west.

Saw quite a few people on the farm access road leading to main trail; kind of petered out after that. Great views of Horsetooth and the eastward sprawl from the top with easy access to continue on the foothills trail.

11 days ago

Great challenging trail.

trail running
14 days ago

A great trail that is close yet offers an escape! Watch for snakes!

Nice moderate hike near Fort Collins. Great views from the top of Horsetooth Rock.

16 days ago

It was pretty, but not a lot shaded so my dog got a little hot. It was very easy and nice views of the lake. I could hear the highway very clearly, but the path itself was very uncrowded and peaceful.

horseback riding
18 days ago

my new fav!

I'm a novice hiker, and I am in pretty decent shape. Me and my roommate hiked both horse tooth falls and horse tooth rock and loved them both. We will probably be returning again in the near future :)

Great little hike but don't let the photos deceive you! There is no access to water (only one little wetland stream towards the beginning). This hike overlooks the resevoir but does not touch water. Very flat to start (first mile and a half) until you reach the foothills. Steady incline with a couple of flat areas. The great views are seen on the other side of the ridge starting by the interpretive signs. Some shady spots but very sparse. There is also a very scenic part of the ridge in the middle of the loop where some of that sandstone sticks out of the ridge. Little less than 5 miles took me 3 hours with plenty of stops in between.

Such a fun trail.