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Best trails in Fort Collins

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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
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
Coyote Ridge Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nShow more
#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
South Ridge and Horsetooth Rock to Horsetooth Mountain is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The Show more
#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 MouShow 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 easternShow more
#8 - Overlook Trail via Foothills Trail
Maxwell Natural Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Overlook Trail via Foothills Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trShow more
#9 - 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. TShow more
#10 - South Ridge and Audra Culver
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
South Ridge and Audra Culver is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Collins, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
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