Best trail running trails in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Explore the most popular running 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.
Map of trail running trails in Fort Collins, Colorado
Top trails (36)
#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 Loop Trail
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Users must pay a $9 fee to park and the machine will only accept Visa or Mastercard.Show more
#3 - 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
#4 - Horsetooth Mountain Trail
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
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
#5 - Overlook Trail via Foothills Trail
Maxwell Natural Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
This trail is subject to weather related closures. Show more
#6 - 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
#7 - Reservoir Ridge Trail
Reservoir Ridge Natural Area
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
There are about 5 miles of soft surface trail. Reservoir Ridge is the northern end of the 8.2 mile Foothills Trail. The Foothills Trail connects Pineridge, Maxwell and Reservoir Ridge natural areas. Trail markers show you the way. Biking on the Foothills Trail is for the experienced cyclist. Visitors to this foothills natural area enjoy its rugged trails, access to the 8.2 mile Foothills Trail, wildlife viewing opportunities and a feeling of remoteness- all close to Fort Collins. Youll see dramatic rock outcroppings, grasslands, mountain mahogany shrubs and a few ponderosa pines. Views of the city, the foothills and Horsetooth Reservoir are great from the trails!Show more
#8 - Rim Rock Trail
Coyote Ridge Natural Area
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
A pleasant extension to Coyote Ridge. Go along the top of the ridge then drop down using several switchbacks until you reach a small valley. After you cross the valley, head up a draw that carries you farther into the rolling hogbacks. When you reach the summit you will have a view of Longs Peak. Show more
#9 - River Ponds Trail Loop
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 49 m
#10 - South Ridge and Horsetooth Rock Trail Loop
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
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