Best wildlife trails in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Explore the most popular wildlife 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 wildlife trails in Fort Collins, Colorado
Top trails (35)
#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 - River Ponds Trail Loop
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 49 m
#8 - South Ridge and Horsetooth Rock Trail Loop
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
#9 - Cathy Fromme Fossil Creek Trail
Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
#10 - Poudre Trail
Lee Martines Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
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