Horsetooth Falls Loop Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Horsetooth Falls Loop Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Full-service, accessible restroom at the parking lot, plus a drinking fountain and pet waste bags.

hiking
16 days ago

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1 month ago

Wife and I did this hike with our 2.5 year old and 9 month old on our backs. Very manageable. Temps in the mid to high 40s. Gloomy day but not too chilly. Only used about a half and Oz of water each. Fall was down to a trickle.

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

This trail is very up and down so there is elevation gain on the way there and back. Great beginner hike.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The falls are tiny, but the hike itself is pleasant. Did this when the trail was pretty icy in December and definitely could have use some of those yaktrax, but in a less icy time of year it would be quite an easy/pleasant hike out and back!

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6 months ago

This is a great trail except for all of the dog poop along the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I hiked this trail several years ago in summer and enjoyed the dry heat of Colorado opposed to the humidity in New England. The hike offered lovely views, a manageable terrain and a cool waterfall. We were with friends and young kids so this is a definitely a family-friendly trek.