River Ponds Trail Loop

easy 104 reviews

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

recorded River Ponds Trail Loop

hiking
snow
16 days ago

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

hiking
22 days ago

Perfect for a short walk.

muddy
snow
1 month 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
4 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
6 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
7 months ago

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

recorded River Ponds Trail Loop

hiking
bugs
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 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
8 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
8 months ago

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.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

walking
Mon Dec 17 2018

A nice little loop right in town. Flat trail, very little traffic (done on a Monday) but I was so disappointed to see so much dog poop on/along the trail. Seriously it was like at least every 50 yards, lot of trails seem to be littered with bags that *i hope* people are planning to pick up on there way out but so many piles that no one bothered to even bag here!!Just a responsible dog owner people!!

walking
Mon Oct 15 2018

Beautiful walking trail for viewing the foliage.

walking
Fri Sep 21 2018

We went last Friday. It was perfect weather, it wasn’t heavily trafficked. Our pup loved it, definitely recommend going if you are looking for an easy trail. There was some horse poop like a previous review had said, but it wasn’t all over. It’s dog friendly and has benches to throughout the trail.

Sat Aug 11 2018

Great loops with cool breeze off the ponds! Easy walk close to town, will def come back!

hiking
Wed Jun 27 2018

fun trail hike with a group of kids. everyone enjoyed it.

walking
Tue Jun 26 2018

great trail for all ages and abilities.

walking
Fri May 18 2018

Great trail with many different options. Right now there is horse poop on some parts of the trail, not inconvenient for me personally but my dog kept trying to eat it (yuck). Will definitely be frequenting this area.

walking
Sun Apr 15 2018

How have I not tried this trail before? Easy loop. Moderate to little traffic. Dog friendly. Quiet. Benches with views. I’ll definitely be taking this trail again with my pup!

hiking
Tue Jan 02 2018

hiking
Sun Sep 17 2017

Great for early morning birding. You are able to walk dogs on leash. Lots of choices to walk to change up the route.

Tue Aug 29 2017

Favorite place to run :)

fishing
Sun Oct 30 2016

nice flat trail in the city

hiking
7 days ago

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