Explore the most popular horseback riding trails near Fort Collins with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

This is a great, easy-to-moderate hike. As stated, it’s really rocky, so wear shoes that support your ankles. The ridge can get quite breezy, so keep that in mind as well, especially in winter. Really nice views of Fort Collins and snow-covered foothills. I got 6 miles total as well, not 4.8.

trail running
7 days ago

Super well-marked, fun trail to run. The elevation gain is gradual enough that it's a good workout, but not killer. Trail is really rocky in some sections, though, which makes running a little more hazardous, but not impossible.

went further today!!

My first real “hike” in Colorado. At the start of the trail I saw so much dog poop. I am glad it wasn’t all over the trail. Once you head up in elevation the pine trees start appearing. So scenic. The waterfall was frozen but I bet in the spring it’s stunning. I’ll be back.

hiking
8 days ago

A very nice trail to start of 2019. Nice views at the top of the trail. Great photo ops.

Lots of people on the trail. Really short hike and not hard at all. It's good for a short day hike.

We took Towers Trail to Loggers Trail to Mill Creek and back down Towers. Great variation all along and a nice lookout/seating area where Mill Creek/Spring Creek/Towers meet at the top. Highly recommend!

Nice little trail. Pretty rocky in some places so you need to keep your head down in parts. I would say it isn’t marked that well. We were on the main trail and ended up at 6.5 miles so I’m not sure where the 4.8 is coming from.

on Coyote Ridge Trail

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike for winter! Beautiful views with lots of warm sun. No dogs, but fun for kids on bikes. Little steep at times but overall great for the entire fam!

great day. Busy but, good. I will be back.☺

No dogs allowed. Easy enough hike with decent views. Better hikes that allow my dog though.

trail running
20 days ago

it is one of my favorite trails and the prairie dogs are sooo cute

Great little trail with nice views

Excellent views; great introduction to Fort Collins.

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!!

Great trail for long boarding! Smooth the whole way and it’s got a few neat things to see along the way.

This was our first time to hike Horsetooth and it was beautiful. I took my 7 and 10 year old and we all made it to the top with no issues. There are a few slick spots along the way but we easily navigated around them. Views from the top are beautiful and I’ll be back for sure

by far some of the best flowing singletrack in rolling valley. if you want big climbs head up into the mountains if you want fast fun with punchy climbs stick to the valley. again if it's a nice weekend day there will probably be a lot of traffic on the trails.

Perfect training for CX or mountain bike sprints. Wide trails for most anyone, plus some singletrack for others. If it's a nice weekend expect a LOT of traffic on the trails and surrounding area trails.

This was a great hike. It was so icy and hard to navigate. I will definitely go back when it gets warmer.

trail running
2 months ago

Great and easy hike if you don’t mind sharing the trail with lots of bikers. We saw many prairie dogs and mule deer. I’d prefer to go on trails with a little more shade but otherwise is a pretty good trail if you want to get in a short run.

hiking
3 months ago

I love this trail. I walk it a lot and love watching the changing foliage over the seasons. Sometimes you have to share the trail with bikers/

Well maintained trail and not too strenuous. It is a great hike for the front range. The view from the top of horsetooth rock is nice.

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful walking trail for viewing the foliage.

nice trail with a simple incline as you make the turn west towards the big A. Has a decent view on fort Collins and you can also get a good one of the reservoir. Plenty of chances to see prairie dogs along the way and I also saw a snake.

great trail to run one of my favorites.

Perfect hiking weather today and only encountered a few other hikers on the trail. We took south ridge on the way up to Horsetooth Rock and I would say it was a moderate hike. The summit is gorgeous with views in all directions. I would definitely do this hike again.

Hiked all the way to the top of the rocks and the views were stunning!!! Highly recommend this hike. There was enough people to not feel isolated but not so many that you felt overcrowded.

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