Horsetooth Falls and Horsetooth Rock Trail

MODERATE 566 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
1377 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

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19 hours ago

Great trail to get out and walk around. saw some deer on the trail. would definitely recommend.

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12 days ago

Scenic and challenging

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1 month ago

Cool hike to knock out in an afternoon or morning. The trail begins in open foothill country before making its way into some lightly wooded areas. Its a steady but rather easy grade all the way up. There are numerous trail in a network in this are and so there are a few ways to the top it seems. All the trails are well marked and some are indicated for hiking only- no bikes. There's some slight scrambling for about 40 or 50 feet to get to the top of the rock, but it's accessible to most. The top provides great views of the mountains in the distance and what appeared to be Long Peak. The whole trip took about 3 hours.

1 month ago

Beautiful views of Longs Peak from the top. We were able to see Pikes Peak far off in the distance. The falls were nearly dried up at this time of year. I look forward to seeing them in the Spring.

hiking
1 month ago

Was trying to go south ridge and Audra carol but missed the marker to turn off on to that trail. Saw the marker on the way down from Horsetooth Mountain. There is a bit of climbing once you get near Horsetooth. A few bikers on the trail on Sunday. Great views!

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