Arthur's Rock Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bellvue, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,105 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 hours ago

moderately hard with an awesome view!

hiking
21 days ago

A very misty morning hiked around 9:30 and saw 3 bear cubs.about 3/4 way up to top of trail. This trail is rated hard. The elevation and rocky trail makes it challenging but I wouldn’t say it was hard because you climb a little then it levels out . Definitely would do again on clear day and bring bear spray!

29 days ago

Beautiful hike with great views from the top. Wouldn't personally rate this hike as "hard" or "difficult" but definitely a nice climb...

(Bring Yaktrax if the trail is snow/ice covered)

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail if you're in Ft. Collins area. It's pretty nice when you get to the top, with some cool rocks to walk on.

1 month ago

Short and sweet! Couldn’t recommend it more. The views of Horsetooth and Fort Collins are really something. Bring water, it’s a climb!

1 month ago

fun short day hike with amazing views. plenty of shady areas to stop. it ascends quickly. don’t stop short at the top—climb the rock!

1 month ago

Spectacular view, pretty wicked climb on the final accent which was fairly challenging. Well maintained and scenic. Highly recommend

hiking
1 month ago

The view is worth the challenging climb! Great workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail for a quick easy hike. Lots of people but if you come early in the morning or later in the evening it is a lot more quite. Also the Timber trail from Well Gulch area and Overlook trail will take you here if you want to add some distance and more challenge to this hike.

2 months ago

Fun climb!

2 months ago

The rapid elevation increase is immediately apparent. The change in trail, foliage and scenery was enjoyable. The last 10th of a mile will kick your butt, be prepared! The view of Horsetooth Reservoir and Fort Collins is breathtaking! I would not recommend this trail to those out of shape or new to hiking.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome hike

2 months ago

Great trail! Love the view!

hiking
2 months ago

Challenging climb but well-constructed trail and excellent views from the summit!

2 months ago

Easy climb and beautiful views.

2 months ago

We found this trail to be much easier than described in other reviews. I took my 7 and 9 year old boys and they had no problem getting to the top. Nice and cool still in July at 6 am. Windy at the top. We saw lots of deer. Amazing views at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Hard on a hot day but worth it

hiking
3 months ago

Partially shaded nice trail. Not that hard. Scramble at the end is steep, but short with lots of sculpted steps + plenty of hand holds. Wild flowers are past their prime this time of year. Beautiful view is your payoff at the summit.

3 months ago

Did with all 7 kids ages 6-16. Was a challenge for a few of them, but not too bad!

3 months ago

Loved this hike! Just when you think you can't do anymore you start the boulder climbing and it opens up to an awesome view! Totally worth the climb. Did it with a 14, 10, and 5 year old.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Done this one with my dogs, kids, girl scouts multiple times. Great views! Be sure to have water with you!

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty dang challenging... but great views!

3 months ago

Beautiful and rewarding hike but challenging! If you don't get an early start, it gets pretty hot. It's very steep, and we rested in each shady spot because we got a late start and were in summer heat the whole way. Final part is steep and you have to climb to get the top, but it's worth it for the views. Lots of very cool rocks and minerals on the way, it makes the whole trail shimmery! Be very careful in sunny spots. We encountered a rattlesnake and had to wait for it to move off the trail. Check under rocks and don't step over or agitate a snake!

hiking
3 months ago

This is my favorite hike close to home. My grandkids ages 4 and 7 love it too.

3 months ago

Beautiful, hard enough for me for a workout the last mile. Combo of open fields, and trees. Great views from the top. I wouldn’t bring my older dog.

hiking
3 months ago

The altitude gain was really hard with my asthma, but with plenty of rest stops we made it to the top. The view was worth every single huff, puff, and pant it took to get up, and the trip down is nice and easy.

4 months ago

last stretch was difficult with a dog on the leash but great hike

hiking
4 months ago

I love this hike. It is my go to hike(every birthday) when I am looking for a workout and few people, in the morning.

hiking
4 months ago

Thanks to the person below who suggested bringing a hammock to hang out on top - I did and it was fantastic! Don't get caught up in the AllTrails rating, this hike is really not too difficult aside from a couple hundred feet up to the top. Lory State Park even rates it as moderate. The view from the top is stunning on both sides, and the wildflowers all the way up blew my mind - took timber trail to make a loop headed west and saw spotted coralroot orchids, irises, columbine, and more all along the backside of the hill. Gorgeous, peaceful hike, will definitely have to come back!

hiking
4 months ago

Spectacular today! The summit had the most splendid views. I am an average hiker and it was about 1-1.15hr to the top with a few rest stops. The trails are wonderfully maintained and trails are very clearly marked. Dogs on leashes and a couple of families but pretty quiet for a Colorado trail!

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