Best trails in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Looking for a great trail near Fort Collins, Colorado? AllTrails has 56 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Rocky Mountain National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Horsetooth Mountain Open Space or Hermit Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 28 easy trails in Fort Collins ranging from 0.9 to 19.8 miles and from 4,849 to 5,898 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Fort Collins, Colorado
Top trails (56)
#1 - Horsetooth Falls and Horsetooth Rock Trail
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
There is an $9 car permit fee for out-of-town visitors.Show more
#2 - Horsetooth Falls
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Note: Day Pass Fee $9Show more
#3 - Horsetooth Falls Loop Trail
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
$9 fee to park and the machine will only accept Visa or Mastercard.Show more
#4 - Coyote Ridge Trail
Coyote Ridge Natural Area
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
#5 - South Ridge and Horsetooth Rock to Horsetooth Mountain
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
#6 - Mount McConnel Trail
Roosevelt National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
Please note: If you find the gate closed to the log you can find parking along hwy 14 by the gate. To access Mount McConnel Trail (#992) you must choose from either starting points found at the Mountain Park Campground and then hike segments of the Kreutzer Natural Trail (#936). From McConnel trail you have glimpses of the surrounding mountain ranges and views into Rocky Mountain National Park. Please note that the gate leading to the trailhead is subject to closures and you may need to walk in to start the hike. This trail offers challenging elevation gains at points, a few exposed sections as well as hiking under cover of larger pine woods. However, large sections of the forest have beetle kill as well as damage from forest fires. If you do not have four wheel drive to access the nearby Mummy Peak trails then Mount McConnel and Kreutzer Nature trails provide easy access from Colorado HWY 14.Show more
#7 - Horsetooth Mountain Trail
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
Please note: trail reportedly closed at about the midway point. This addition to Horsetooth Mountain Park can be found just northwest of Inlet Bay at Horsetooth Reservoir, nestled against the eastern slope of Horsetooth Mountain. This is the former home of one of Larimer County's pioneer families. Prior to European settlers, this was the land of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe.Show more
#8 - South Ridge and Audra Culver
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
#9 - Overlook Trail via Foothills Trail
Maxwell Natural Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
#10 - Poudre River Trail
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
A well-maintained, shaded, paved path along the river good for all ages and skill levels. Accessibility: The main trail surface is paved and it is typically at least five feet wide. It is mostly gentle with an estimated max grade of 4%. There are many offshoot dirt trails but they may be steeper and narrower.Show more
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