Top Adventures in Fort Collins

  • Hike to "The A" via the Foothills Trail

    Why is there an A on the side of the mountain? The "A" stands for Aggies. When Colorado State University was first founded in 1870, it was originally called Colorado Agricultural College. The mascot at the time was The Aggies. Though the college h...

    4.1 miles 565 ft gain

  • Hike the North Loop via Foothills Trail

    Despite its singular name, the Foothills Trail in Fort Collins is an interconnected series of trails that follows the ridges and hogsbacks which comprise the majority of the eastern side of the Horsetooth Reservoir. The trail can be accessed at se...

    6.5 miles 700 ft gain

  • Fat Tire Bike the Foothills Trail

    The Reservoir Ridge and Foothills trail system around Horsetooth Reservoir and Fort Collins is excellent for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. During the winter it is particularly great for fat tire mountain biking, and the Foothills Tra...

    8.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike Arthur's Rock in Lory State Park

    The climb to the summit of Arthur's Rock in Lory State Park provides relative isolation and solitude just 30 minutes from downtown Fort Collins along with great hiking, trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding.Arthur's R...

    3.7 miles 1150 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike Reservoir Ridge

    Summary One of my favorite post-work rides in Fort Collins, Colorado is a short but challenging loop along Reservoir Ridge. The scenery is incredible and includes water, mountains, a great trail system, and a spattering of intermediate, rocky sect...

    2.3 miles 216 ft gain

  • Hike the Coyote Ridge Trail

    The Coyote Ridge Natural Area is one of several Larimer County "gateway" preserves and Open Lands that lead into the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, connecting the shrublands of the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountain themselves through a netwo...

    3 miles 550 ft gain

  • Catch a Sunset at Bingham Hill Park

    Bingham Hill Park sits on the northern terminus of the main hogsback/ridgeline that makes up the eastern wall of the Horsetooth Reservoir, just off the eponymously named Bingham Hill Road and minutes from downtown Fort Collins.From the top you loo...

  • Hike to Horsetooth Rock

    The Horsetooth Mountain Park Open Space is located just 4 miles from Fort Collins. The 2,886 acre park offers 29 miles of hiking, biking, and horse back riding trails.Having taken both the multi use trail and the hiking only trail, I recommend the...

    5 miles 1440 ft gain

  • Hike to Horsetooth Falls

    Horsetooth Mountain Park is an outdoor trail haven just minutes from downtown Ft. Collins. The 2711 acre area has 29 miles of trails of varying length and difficulty for all levels of adventurers to explore. Horsetooth Falls is one of the shortest...

    2.22 miles 101 ft gain

  • Hike the Bellvue Dome

    The Bellvue Dome, known locally as "Goat Hill", was created by the same geological forces that made the Rocky Mountains, but what makes this structure unique is its shape, the steep cliff on its western edge carved by the Cache la Poudre River at ...

    1.75 miles 600 ft gain

  • Climb Green Ridge in the Roosevelt National Forest

    Green Ridge is a fantastic series of summits in the Front Range that make for excellence training hikes, but is often forgotten as it lies outside of the nearby Bobcat Ridge Natural Area and just inside of Roosevelt National Forest. The summit its...

    9.8 miles 2400 ft gain

  • Hike the Valley Loop Trail in the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area

    The Valley Loop Trail in the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area begins at the main entrance of the Natural Area, just off W County Road 32 C near Masonville, west of Fort Collins and the Horsetooth Reservoir.To get there take West County Road 38 E west fro...

    4.4 miles 500 ft gain

  • Inspire Your Fall Aspen Trip!

    Autumn days in Aspen are filled with sunshine and nights with crisp cool air. Watch the mountains and valleys turn gold with the changing Aspen trees. Take in the scenery while enjoying scenic drives, hiking through forests, road biking, and exploring our IMBA Gold Level Ride Center recognized mountain bike trails. 




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