Top Adventures in Larimer County

  • Hike the 3 Bar and Oh Tee Loops at Eagle's Nest Open Space

    To get to Eagle's Nest Open Space drive on Highway 287 between Laramie, Wyo. and Fort Collins, Colo. As you continue down 287, look for the Forks restaurant and rest stop  in Livermore, Colo. Turn here onto Red Feather Lakes Road. After a few hund...

    5 miles 150 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

  • 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

  • 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 the Mahogany Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

    To get to Soapstone Prairie from Fort Collins, take Highway 287 north out of town, then turn right onto Highway 1. Continue on Highway 1 until it meets with County Road 15. Take County Road 15 north all the way to Rawhide Flats Road, which leads d...

    7.4 miles 330 ft gain

  • Climb Table Mountain in the Red Mountain Open Space

    Table Mountain sits smack dab in the middle of Red Mountain Open Space, an area known to geologists (and settlers) as "The Big Hole", a singular and unique landform that peaks into the "basement" rocks that underly northern Colorado and Southeaste...

    5 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike the Mt. McConnel Summit Trail

    This 4.8 mile round trip hike gains 1300 feet of elevation before reaching the Mt.McConnel summit. The primitive trail is rated as difficult and has an ascent of many switchbacks, leading up to a wild flower covered summit. The trail winds along t...

    4.8 miles 1334 ft gain

  • Hike the Black Powder Trail

    The Gateway Natural Area, part of the City of Fort Collins public lands system, is a wonderful (and close to the city) place to begin exploring the many outdoor assets and activities found in the greater Fort Collins area. The Black Powder Trail i...

    1.5 miles 450 ft gain

  • Hike the Bent Rock Trail at Red Mountain Open Space

    To get to Red Mountain Open Space from Fort Collins, take Highway 287 to Highway 1. Follow Highway 1 until you see County Road 15, get off there. This is where it gets confusing, so hang on. You will follow CR15 for a few miles until CR78, take a ...

    2.6 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike the K-Lynn Cameron Trail in the Red Mountain Open Space

    The K-Lynn Trail is a 2.4 mile loop trail that goes west off of the Ruby Wash Trail on the western side of the Red Mountain Open Space. To get there, take the Bent Rock Trail from the Red Mountain Open Space parking lot where the Red Canyon / Ante...

    5.4 miles 800 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

  • 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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