Rim Rock Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Rim Rock Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

A pleasant extension to Coyote Ridge. You go along the top of the ridge then drop down using several switchbacks till you reach a small valley. After you cross the valley you will head up a draw that carries you farther into the rolling hogbacks. When you reach the summit you will have an awesome view of Longs Peak. And if you're quiet you may see deer on your hike. The profile shows the whole hike from the end of Coyote Ridge down into the valley up into the hills and returns down into the valley and back up the ridge.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I liked the valley and the views from the top of the ridge. Look in the northwest direction when in the valley you should be able to see Horsetooth Rock. Half my hike was getting out of the way of mountain bikers and runners so be alert

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6 months ago

Went on 70 degree day and it was the most perfect hike. Really cool views of the foothills and wildlife. We seen a lot of prairie dogs, and mule deers. One mule deer even came out on the trail to say hello, but we didn't get too close to him. Lots of mountain bikers so keep an eye out for them coming up behind you.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

Was difficult to understand which was coyote Ridge, and which was rim Rock. Both were very beautiful trails!

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Ok hike. Good view of Loveland and Foco.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Enjoyed this afternoon hike & Colorado's perfect April day. The climb got my heart pumping but the incline had several coasting spots to catch your breath. Beautiful views at the top. About a mile from Coyote trailhead there was a nice outhouse that was much appreciated.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

hiking
Saturday, September 06, 2014

hiking
Saturday, February 02, 2013

Definitely the nicest part of the Coyote Ridge trail. I really enjoyed the almost Arizona-like shrubs and rocky outcrops. The crowds from the Coyote Ridge section thinned out by the end of the Rim Rock trail. I'll be returning to complete the Blue Sky trail which begins at the end of the Rim Rock loop.

mountain biking
Friday, April 13, 2012

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A very great way to get outside of town but not too far. If you're interested in checking out the ecology in this arid part of the Front Range foothills I really recommend this. You'll probably see deer, coyotes, rattle snakes, prairie dogs, rabbits, and in the evenings you might see some owls. This is a wonderful trail when you go from Devil's to Rim Rock to Coyote Ridge.