Howard Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Howard Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a river 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
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1309 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This challenging 2.1 mile trail connects the upper mountain trails to Lorys valley trails on the south end of the park. Howard Trail offers an alternative route of return from the Arthurs Rock Trail and connects upper Timber Trail and Westridge Trail to create loop opportunities for all backcoun

2 days ago

Good trail with great views of Horsetooth Res and Ft. Collins. Switchbacks were challenging but not overly difficult. Took Arthur’s Rock trail back. Loved the view at the summit of Arthur’s Rock. Go early. The later I gets the more the trail fills up.

hiking
18 days ago

First two miles are the most challenging. Settles after that with a few small sections with some elevation gains. Included Westridge Trail and part of Timber Trail to get a few more miles and a bit more elevation and created a 7.6 mile lollipop loop. Cold, cloudy, and fog at the start, but once above that you get the views the area is known for. Great hike.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a peaceful and quite hike. not much traffic. it is probably nicer to do it during spring or fall because this hike doesn't have much shade.
Instead of turning around we went back by Arthur's rock and it was perfect.

11 months ago

awwmazing slushy but amazing so nice loved it

Saturday, May 28, 2016

"This challenging 2.1 mile trail connects the upper mountain trails to Lory's valley trails on the south end of the park. Howard Trail offers an alternative route of return from Arthur's Rock Trail and connects upper Timber Trail and Westridge Trail to create loop opportunities for all backcountry trail users."

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