Horsetooth Falls and Horsetooth Rock Trail

MODERATE 542 reviews

Horsetooth Falls and Horsetooth Rock Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1761 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
5 hours ago

Beautiful hike! This is a must-do for anybody living in FoCo. Be aware that it costs $6 per vehicle to park at the trail-head.

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3 days ago

Awesome front range views

hiking
4 days ago

Some tough spots. Some easy spots. A good moderate trail.

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10 days ago

Nice hike up to the top of the falls, spotting a bobcat along the route. Continued up Spring Creek Trail and banged a left onto Wathan Trail. Liked this route to Horsetooth Rock but for a good stream of mtn bikers coming down it. Courteous riders let us know whether they were solo or with a # of riders. Wish I had a poles for the descent as my shins 'n toes were smarting a bit; my poorly trained dogs pulling me down the trail were part of the issue.

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10 days ago

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10 days ago

Great hike with absolutely phenomenal views of the north range. The 3-Mile hike to the rock has its mildly strenuous parts, but they’re nothing that can’t be tackled with a quick break in between. I’d recommend this to anyone new to the area.

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10 days ago

Seems like trails are too rough for bikes but nice hiking and trail running done. Get there early for parking spot. $6 per vehicle or get an annual pass for $75.

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11 days ago

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13 days ago

This is another one of those "must hike" locations whether you're from Ft. Collins, attending CSU, or just have active parents in town for homecoming weekend. A great hike worthy of the views of town and the Eastern Plains from the top of Horsetooth Rock.

17 days ago

Beautiful hike hoped for more fall colors but still beautiful

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