River Ponds Trail Loop is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
5 days ago

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

Fun easy trail! Surrounded by clear ponds and there are tons of paths branching off the main trail. The trail was muddy today, lots of puddles to dodge!

mountain biking
20 days ago

LOVED IT! So many little trails and options to follow. We could have stayed here and ridden around all day.

hiking
23 days ago

Great nature walk. Plenty of wildlife. Foul Smell in some spots.

hiking
bugs
26 days ago

Great trail for a shorter easier more family friendly hike with a lot of birds and animals around the park.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail itself was super easy and the wildlife around the area was awesome!

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Easy walk with great views of the ponds. Only negative was the bugs but there wasn’t an overwhelming amount. Definitely plan to do again when the flowers bloom.

hiking
1 month ago

quick and easy loop around beautiful ponds in fort collins

hiking
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Lots of side trails to rear off too. Beautiful scenery and perfect for running.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike. No mud today!

recorded River Ponds Trail Loop

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Trail was snow packed. Not a lot of people. Some geese and smaller black birds (couldn’t identify).

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect for a short walk.

muddy
snow
4 months ago

Very beautiful. Love the mountain view and the water. Went today and it was terribly muddy though, and where there wasn't mud, there was ice (Jan 1).

hiking
bugs
7 months ago

Nice little walk along lakes and Poudre River. Saw lots of wetland birds and a couple osprey. Probably better as a morning/evening hike in August. but even at midday it wasn't too bad. A few shady spots. Bugs were not bad except for a fee aggressive flies.

hiking
bugs
no shade
9 months ago

This is a very neat, easy trail with lots of plant and animal life and great views. My dog loved it, too. Be sure to bring bug spray, though!

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

my dog and i really enjoyed the trail but not the TONS of bugs.

recorded River Ponds Trail Loop

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nice walk. Not too challenging but delightful. A little shade. Geese. Flowers.

hiking
11 months ago

Marshes pretty and serene. Blue heron, geese and ducks great However hard to ignore and he din of the nearby traffic, and a bit too many bugs.

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

Extremely peaceful. Lots of gnats but they didn’t bother us much. I think I found my new favorite place in town!

walking
bugs
no shade
Sun May 26 2019

This is a charming and peaceful area right in town. What a gift! There are quite a few bugs since there is water all around, but they weren't troublesome. Beautiful, easy walk.

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