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Coyote Ridge Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily 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.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 564 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wildlife

Rocky

No dogs

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Reviews (587)
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Recordings (578)
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Ricky Waggoner, Jr.
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HikingRocky
Alicia Lynn
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HikingNo shade
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Christina Verg
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Snowshoeing

Hot Hot Hot!!!!

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Jacque Overton
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HikingNo shade

When I go hiking alone in the morning I always choose a fairly easy and heavily trafficked trail, and this fits the description. I loved hiking it in the morning since it’s pretty exposed. It’s a good distance and a good hike to start off your day with!

Margot Noneya
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HikingNo shade

Really nice trail for hiking. The only thing is there is no shade. Lots of prairie dogs. The prairie dogs chirp a ton. But overall the trail is a really great fun trail.

Maya Bass
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HikingNo shade

Easy quick hike. WEAR SUNSCREEN, this is no shade except two baby trees that you’re lucky no one has already surrendered under at the top. I’m native American and tan, but I still got sunburnt. Lots of hikers and bikers - all friendly

Bryan Henton
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HikingNo shade

Nice hike, no shade, rocky in sections near top but very manageable. Watch for snakes. We saw rattle near first rock outcropping and bull snake on path at top. Other hikers told us they'd seen other rattlesnakes near the first third of the trail. Deer, birds and some wildflowers also spotted. Nice views from top. Parking and trail is almost always crowded

Laile Griffin
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Kaela S.
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Lovely hike. Lots of thistles and flowers along the way. Very little shade

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Melinda Voyles
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No shade

Always a beautiful and easy trail, but very hot this time of year. Bring water.

Jenny Hughes
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HikingNo shade

6/10/2020 Parking lot was starting to fill then I got there around 6:30am. Everyone trying to exercise before it gets too hot. Pleasant, easy trail. Nice views. No shade after the sun came over the hill.

Chad Williams
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Rather easy 4.4 mile out and back. No dogs allowed on this trail. First half is a flat dirt road that leads to a bathroom and a cabin. Take the North West trail heading to begin the ascent up the first Hogback and ultimately the ridge. There is a moderate incline on the second 1.1 mile section that is a little rockier than the first 1.1 mile section. Hiking boots are optional. The views from the top of the ridge are very nice and worth the climb to the top. WILDLIFE: Lots of birds, Deer, Prairie Dogs. No shade on the trail, so hot afternoons are going to be a challenge. Enjoy!

Patricia Downey
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HikingNo shadeRocky

I would say this is a moderately trafficed, well marked trail. Definitely easy-ish, but rocky and big incline at the end. Worth the views at the top though.

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Jason Schwartzel
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HikingNo shade
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Michael Turnbull
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Mountain bikingRocky

Rocky trail going up second ridge to top. Windy.

Jericho Goering
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HikingRocky

Great trail for beginners, my 6 and 8 year old made it to the top and down in less than 2 hours. Last 2 curves up get wayyy rocky, so prepare for that. Gorgeous views!

Timothy Williams
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HikingNo shade

Some deer, a few spotted towhee birds, lots of people, someone’s car got broken into, don’t leave valuables in car. No burrowing owls yet. I came, l hiked, not again

Grant Calhoun
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Kevin MacRitchie
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Horseback riding

Excellent. Only place in fr Collins area we could find that would let us ride trails due to mud everywhere else. Beautiful ride. Nice parking. Excellent connections north and south for several days ride. Trail connects to devils backbone, then here at coyote ridge, then horse trails mountain then Lory park running south to north. Great time.

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Matthew Kuntz
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Foster Hill
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Fantastic day out! Be aware, lots of wet snow, mud, and water on the trial.

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Christopher Scott
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Running

The views on the run back down are a cool way to end this gradual climb for some good leg work, just look down, gets rocky on those last two curves up to the ridge, beautiful scenery on top. Good spot for a moderately challenging run.

Tian Ah You
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