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Fossil Creek Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. 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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

You're average trail.

a snake hopped on the paved walkway and actually chased me. Oh my goodness! it was a bluish green color snake not sure what kind it was, but I'd say aggressive!

road biking
bugs
no shade
3 months ago

Great views, no shade, a lot of bugs, good trail to ride bikes.

hiking
4 months ago

clean and beautiful

running
5 months ago

Love this paved trail to run on. Lots of ups and downs but never anything too steep. A lot longer than 5 miles. I ran it once to the Spring Canyon dog park

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

Great for distance, and the whole thing is paved. But there is no shade at all, so be aware in the summer. Also, there is a lot of bike traffic

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

Did a couple of weeks ago. Easy walk with my dog. Wanted something paved since it had snowed recently.

hiking
Thursday, May 17, 2018

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
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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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