Explore summer 2017 - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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This was a very pretty trail to walk. It had very little elevation change, parallels the lake the whole time, and I only saw a few others on the trail. Very enjoyable!

This is a beautiful hiking trail! I would not recommend it for trail running however. It is a very rocky path about 75% of the way. Yay hiking/nay running.

The falls were running and we were able to get a quick run in before the rain showers. A great short run with incline!

Wonderful views and a easy trail. Perfect for kids!

Nice, easy hike with beautiful views! Once you’re at the top of the ridge, on one side are the beautiful mountains and the other side has the city. Took us about 2 hours round trip and I would totally recommend it to anyone looking for an easy challenge.

Easy, early season hike. Not as many people as I was expecting there to be.

This spur of the moment hike was fun, but we look forward to hiking the area again when we are more prepared. Beautiful sites. Even stumbled across a herd of deer!

Amazing hike today, the weather was beautiful and there was barely any foot traffic which was really nice. Will never not love hiking Horsetooth.

18 days ago

Nice hike with our son from CSU ON Sunday. Parking lot full, but only waited 2 minutes for someone to leave(Ranger cobtrolled). No spikes needed, poles were a great help. Beautiful views of Horsetooth Reservoir and great Mountain Vistas from the Rock. Took the easier, more gentle slope down the road, Great views and much easier on the knees!

Great hike with nice views. Parking was difficult, very few options for where to park because all lots were fulll

Nice hike. I wouldn't consider the hike too difficult. On the easy/moderate side. A little ice on the trail. Since it was nice day today, the trails were a bit busy. Not overly crowded. Nice views of from the tops of the ridge. As we suspected, the falls are not running yet. Make sure you wear mud ready shoes as there is a lot of mud and ice on the shady side. Hiking poles may not be a bad idea for the not so sure footed.

Trail is temporarily closed.

Good early morning hike

Fun hike! Beautiful to get to the top and watch the sunrise

on Valley Loop Trail

1 month ago

Great hike for us and our toddler. Next time I’m bringing a mountain bike.

1 month ago

I carried my 3 year old in the pack and it was totally doable! The trail was smooth for the most part, wide, and easy to access. I am by no means a hiker or in great shape and this was a perfect start for a beginner like me. Next time I will also bring my 5 year old who would easily be able to walk this trail!

trail running
1 month ago

Very pretty trail with great views of the hog backs of the foothills. Really muddy in parts due to yesterday’s light snow.

Trail is a nice little challenge. If going out in the next few days, I suggest using studded boots or crampons. It was getting pretty packed and slick for a good portion of the trail. There isn't enough snow for snowshoeing.

Well kept trail. Very easy hike.

Did this trail a couple of days ago & has a beautiful view at the top!

Awesome family hike, I cannot wait to go back.

Nice hike, great day in January.

Great hike. My 9 year old son and I did it today. Nice views of foco and to the west.

I went twice because it was so beautiful with snow.

Super easy hike. Saw tons of wild turkeys, deer and no people. It was great day!

Great hike and great views!

Great trail to get out and walk around. saw some deer on the trail. would definitely recommend.

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