Horsetooth Falls and Horsetooth Rock Trail

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Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

Horsetooth Falls and Horsetooth Rock Trail is a 6.4 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.

Length6.4 miElevation gain1,584 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestViewsWaterfallwild-flowersWildlifeRockyScrambleSnowFee
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There is an $9 car permit fee for out-of-town visitors.

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Thomas Mitchell
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awesome. muddy, but that makes it more interesting. pretty icy in places

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Flick Fornia
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Part of Spring Creek trail is closed.

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Clifton Marshall
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Emily Boneff
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CLOSED 2/22 due to wet, muddy trail conditions

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bethany 420
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very cool area. extremely muddy and slushy today! part of the trail was closed after going down the mountain so i added mileage to still make it a loop and connect back to the falls. the falls were amazing! such a cool frozen waterfall! passed lots of people on a sunday and spikes were helpful in a few areas

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shanell lewis
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Mitchell Zombek
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Great trail to a beautiful frozen fall! Very snowy this morning!

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Sarah Swinford
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Megan Johnson
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Muddy and icy in spots. Very beautiful!

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Shaun S
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HikingMuddy

The trail was a little muddy and some snow. We did not need spikes. There wasn't a lot of people on the trail. The hike is pretty easy. A portion of the trail is seasonally closed.

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Jill Mellecker
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Christian Stafford
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Not completely packed, but very busy for a late Monday morning. Trailhead about half capacity.

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Amanda Kiehl
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Trail was great! There are a few slick spots but nothing too crazy. Also, if you are wanting to do the loop, I suggest not wasting your time right now. Last part of the trail is closed due to nesting birds so unless you want to descend only to ascend again, I suggest going back the way you go up to Horsetooth Rock.

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Jonathan Fitzherbert
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Emily Torbert
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So many people. Have to get there early. And reallllyyyyy early if you want a relaxing hike

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Taylor Kenyon
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We drove 40 minuets to find out that they don’t take our cards so we had to leave.

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Tracy Kern
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HikingFeeGreat!

Slightly icy in spots, but we didn’t need our micro spikes. Falls were dry, but still fun to visit. Summit was pretty crowded. Beautiful views!

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Rich Binning
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There’s a handful of spots that micro spikes were very helpful! I went day after Christmas (a Saturday) and had to circle the parking lot a few times. Lots of people/dogs but this is a fantastic hike.

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Gilbert Pratt
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Slightly icy. Did not have yak tracks but it was ok. If you have them —bring them.

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Ken Kromash
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Ivy Bergstrom
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Nice trail! Only thing I would caution about are the few icy spots. The trails in the area intersect with one another quite a bit, so make sure to also take a picture of the map at the parking lot. It’s a little easy to get lost.

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Tom Bruch
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Hiked on 11/6 doing the loop but with a variation after getting near Horsetooth Rock, went down Audra Culver, then South Ridge and joining up with Horsetooth Rock Trail returning to TH. Audra Culver has outstanding views of the valley below and mountains in the distance. Also saw some deer on the side of the South Ridge Trail. The Wathan Trail going up is a steady uphill workout. Horsetooth Falls was dry this time of year. Overall a good hike conveniently located near Ft.Collins.

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Paul Beim
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very good hike and a well maintained trail with great views along the way and at the top of the rock

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Trevor Tjaarda
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This hike is garbage!!! I hate it, me and my family went on it and we lost our dignity. If you ever want to go on a hike I would not recommend this because I stubbed my toes on a rock right next to a tree half way through the hike. This ruined the experience so don't ever go here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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