Explore the most popular 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.






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Fun hike! Beautiful to get to the top and watch the sunrise

Well graded, moderate to easy hiking path that ends with great views of Fort Collins and Horsetooth Reservoir. A bit crowded with mountain bikers but they were all very polite. Closer to 6 miles for the entire loop.

6 days ago

Fun family walk

First hike with my dogs since moving to Colorado and we LOVED it! My dogs had a blast getting some exercise and I loved the scenery! Definitely going back to explore some more

Beautiful and extremely icy in several stretches yesterday. Poles &/or microspikes would have been helpful, but going on hands & knees worked fine. (The stretches were generally

16 days ago

I carried my 3 year old in the pack and it was totally doable! The trail was smooth for the most part, wide, and easy to access. I am by no means a hiker or in great shape and this was a perfect start for a beginner like me. Next time I will also bring my 5 year old who would easily be able to walk this trail!

trail running
19 days ago

Very pretty trail with great views of the hog backs of the foothills. Really muddy in parts due to yesterday’s light snow.

Trail is a nice little challenge. If going out in the next few days, I suggest using studded boots or crampons. It was getting pretty packed and slick for a good portion of the trail. There isn't enough snow for snowshoeing.

Did this trail a couple of days ago & has a beautiful view at the top!

Clean, beautiful trail!

Did this trail but included an extra loop up spring creek to Herrington to stout and back to the falls. Which ended up being a great distance to go. The views of the reservoir, Fort Collins and the mountains were incredible. Some snow in certain parts, but not enough to warrant spikes. It was beautiful, not hard and worthwhile. I would love to go back and see the rock.

1 month ago

Crowded Sunday. Too many bikes. Plus dogs. Moderate terrain. Rocky. Open space, so sunny and warm even on a winter day.

Great hike. My 9 year old son and I did it today. Nice views of foco and to the west.

Flat, well maintained, adjacent to a county road for the first hour or so walking in. Peaceful but sporadic bikers.

Heavily trafficked by bikes. Dogs are allowed, but won’t be taking mine back. Trails were too narrow and we couldn’t get out of the way of the bikers many times. Many were rude and essentially demanded right of way.

1 month ago

I went twice because it was so beautiful with snow.

It was nice trail and a nice workout but the falls were not that big more like a sprinkle. The Horsetooth Rock was cool to look at tho

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