Coyote Ridge Trail

EASY 101 reviews

Coyote Ridge Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

24 minutes ago

About 7 miles round trip if you continue onto rim rock. Not much shade so it's a good one for a cloudy day. Birds and prairie dogs. Good option if you want to stay local.

hiking
12 hours ago

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hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful, stark landscape dotted periodically with trees. Lots of wildlife in the vicinity. Awesome veiw from the top- an excellent choice for sunrise hikes!

trail running
18 days ago

Rocky in a lot of places. Ankle breaker trail. Nice once you get to the top. I would run it again/

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Took this trail in May. Saw my first rattlesnake which was pretty cool. Rocky and warm.

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trail running
1 month ago

I run out here often. it can get pretty hot as there is very little shade so start early. Starting early will help decrease snake encounters as well. I would consider the trail moderate in difficulty. You get some good hill work and running back downhill can be a little tricky as it is VERY rocky. The views are great though and you can hop onto Blue Sky Trail very easily to extend your route. Lots of mountain bikers so always leave one headphone out if you're wearing them!

trail running
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1 month ago

Actually 5 miles out and back. Very nice and easy trail.

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hiking
2 months ago

The first mile is not impressive. Absolutely no shade, so load up on SPF. The wildlife makes it bearable.

The second mile is several steep switch backs leading up to the peak.

An impressive view of the foothills. Stick it out for the top.