Horsetooth Falls Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.9 miElevation gain580 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningViewsWaterfallwild-flowersWildlifeFee
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PROTECTIVE CLOSURE: This area is subject to closure due to habitat protection. Users must pay a $9 fee to park and the machine will only accept Visa or Mastercard.

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

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Soner Terek
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Erin Prendergast
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Breathtaking views along the entire trail! It was snowy today, so we brought microspikes just in case but we were fine without them.

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jamie nicole
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THEY’RE CLOSED DUE TO MUD

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Alexander Karis
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Great trail. Nice mix of wooded areas but not a whole lot of shade. Made for a beautiful sunny hike after the few days of subzero temps. Paved roads all the way to the trailhead. Decent cell service on the trail. My dog and I had a blast and will try and make it back to see the falls once they thaw.

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Gail Haygood
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Ajay Rao
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Gorgeous day to get out there. Had the trail to ourselves most of the part and saw few people in the parking lot on way back. Gradual incline all the way to horsetooth rock. Frozen falls ia worth the extra miles.

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Matt Lynch
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Cecelia Gulley
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Great trail! Beautiful views.

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Marcus Davis
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Carla Lucas
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Andrew Smith
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G B Lemmon
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It was quite icy today, but a lovely walk.

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Cheyanne Izon
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It was a little bit icy in places but nothing to be extremely worried about. The top was super windy which was to be expected for today. A great hike! Spring creek trail is currently closed because of nesting birds.

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Christy Vance
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West part of loop pretty dry, ice patches on the east side. Parking lot full, not a lot of hikers on this loop though.

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Marcus Davis
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1/2/21 nice day out. lots of people doing the falls trail and rock trail. saw some wildlife

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Zac Streeter
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important: part of the loop is closed due to birds of prey nesting in a certain area, so I would follow the loop in my recording if you wanted to combine the falls and the mountain. the falls had a little bit of water still and some pretty cool icicles. insane views of longs peak if you can make it to the top of the rock, though it isn't too hard (just a class 2 scramble, the ice makes it a bit hard.) highly recommend spikes!!

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Chris Kline
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Very busy trail at 2pm. Had to wait for parking. Lots of mud and snow but you don’t need trekking poles or micro spikes really. Only icy in a few spots. Very pretty.

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Emily Torbert
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Great views but always busy. Nothing too special.

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Beth Richard
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Christy Vance
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Parking lot 50%, fees or pass required, half the people in masks, mostly geriatric hikers, everyone polite & moved for passing. Slight ice areas -10%

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Bret Kragel
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Dale Gibson
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Jigna Patel
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Busy trail always but it’s pretty views. People are mostly responsible and clean up after themselves. Dogs love it. Moderate difficulty, narrow is some areas. Watch out for rattlesnakes in summer months. Falls are pretty but it can get really packed in that area.

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Kayla Drake
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Karishma Patel
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Great easy trail with views on views!

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Joshua Swainson
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Courtney Monahan
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Kevin O'Connell
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