Fossil Creek Trail

EASY 15 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
242 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
30 days ago

Paved trail.
Nice view of the foothills.
Snake signs throughout the trail.
We hiked in the middle of May. Everything was nice and green, with an array of wild flowers. Lots of people walking, biking, and jogging with/without dogs.

walking
10 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.

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!

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.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

hiking
Friday, April 05, 2013