Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Horsetooth Heights with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

NOT EASY...not easy for 60+ but pretty good for myself and 4 year old!
Sadly the Waterfall is only a trickle as of 7/24/18

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22 days ago

best time to hike is as after 5pm in summer. there would be no sun directly on you. currently there's not enough water to call it waterfall

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1 month ago

Great hike! Not much shade so bring water! Have done this one multiple times with kids and dogs.

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1 month ago

Easy enough for kids and older folks to enjoy with a nice little shaded waterfall at the midway point. Mostly in the sun, so bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen

Well maintained trail, beautiful views. Fairly quick in and out. Lots of traffic; go early if you like more solitude.

The Audra Culver Trail was lovely. I would highly recommend taking it on your way up to Horsetooth mountain. As for South Ridge Trail, it’s okay. The wild flowers are in bloom right now (May 11) it’s wonderful!

We enjoyed this hike, it's a bit exposed to begin, but you end up with about half the trail in the shade. We did a slightly different route heading up Horsetooth Rock Trail (instead of South Ridge) and coming down Audra Culver Trail. The top of Horsetooth is very windy so hold on to your hat and anything that might get blown off. You get a nice view of the Rocky Mountains... the day we were up we could only see Long's Peak as there was some smoke in the air from fires, but supposed you can normally see Pike's Peak as well on a clear day. The wind was pretty strong on the Audra Culver trail, it kept us nice and cool.

lovely hike and amazing views on the way down!

Nice jaunt for a Labor Day Hike!!
Easy.

Nice jaunt for a Labor Day Hike!!
Easy.

Nice jaunt for a Labor Day Hike!!
Easy.

I ended up taking this up to connect to horsetooth then up to the rock (the views are worth it!). If you're looking for any shade going up, this is not the route. You also share with mtn bikers (everyone was super awesome on sharing the trail). I recommend especially with a dog in the warmer weather to take horsetooth all the way from the trailhead.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lots of mountain bikes. Think the trail is great for that. Very open..no shade on these specific trails.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fun hike. We decided it we would not call it easy though.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

good for training the legs for longer hikes. close to Fort Collins. I've done this twice at night and it was pretty cool to see the moon come up with fort Collins lit up

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

I would NOT review this as easy!!!!! Moderate to hard, especially when covered in ice & snow!

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