Arapaho Bend

EASY 23 reviews

Arapaho Bend is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, fishing, and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

walking

horseback riding

lake

no shade

Small trail close to I-25. Meanders around a few lakes that are also popular for fishing and include benches beside the water.

walking
2 months ago

This is my favorite place to walk my dogs! The reservoir is beautiful and it's always quiet. People are respectful of the rules and each other. Nice place to ride your bike as well. Wish I lived a bit closer so we could walk here every day!!

walking
2 months ago

If you follow the sidewalk all the way through you would be fine. but if you like to go off the sidewalk and take the other paths there is no direction and very overgrown. At one point I had to walk along side a county road to get back to the path. overall decent if you like walking the sidewalk.

walking
5 months ago

A flat trail great for nature walks and a paved walkway around a reservoir. Popular for fishing and bird-watching, but usually lightly trafficked. Moderate traffic noise from I-25. Riverside with historical landmarks.

5 months ago

Nicely maintained trails with lots of birds to be seen. Some history that makes the area interesting. Kids fished while I hiked. Typical urban trail with traffic noise but is convent to get to.

walking
7 months ago

Pretty lake views nice for sunset walks. Traffic noise from interstate is present, but can be forgotten about due to lack of people on trail. Good for nature walks

walking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Alright just to go get out of house, nothing amazing you can hear i25 the whole trail. Still nice views.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Beautiful views of the mountains and ponds. Lots of bugs, birds, toads, and rabbits. SO MANY RABBITS. Noise from I-25 is present, but not horrible. We enjoyed it.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Great little trail minus the noise of traffic.

walking
Friday, July 03, 2015

An easy trail meandering around some ponds, you can vary the length and time of your walk by taking different loops. Pretty views of the water but also road-noisy due to being so close to the interstate.

walking
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Because of its proximity to it, you can hear the Highway through most of the trail. The noise is probably the biggest downer of the walk. There are lots of trails you can use to make the walk shorter or longer, and it's really nice to be close to the water. There aren't many trees along the trail away from the ponds so shade is a bit hard to come by! Nice views of the water and very peaceful though!

hiking
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nature trips
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walking
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

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