Fossil Creek Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Fossil Creek Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
1 month ago

walking
3 months ago

Very nice trail with lots to see. A few sitting areas in case you need to rest. The only complaint is it lacks trash and recycle cans along the trail to dispose of pet waste and plastic bottles.

hiking
4 months ago

10 months ago

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monday, October 13, 2014

I use this trail after a rain or snow when I don't want to damage unpaved trails. Considering the location, it's actually pretty quiet. I'm glad the area is protected!

hiking
Friday, April 05, 2013

walking
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Extremely easy considering it's paved. It's a nice easy walk with a good view. Watch out for rattle snakes!

hiking
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's a nice, easy walking trail especially nice in the early summer when the flowers are out. I've seen rattlesnakes, prairies dogs, coyotes and a variety of raptors and other birds.