Larimer County, Colorado

Looking for the best chillin in Larimer County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Larimer County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top Chillin Spots in and near Larimer County

  • Laporte, Colorado

    Hike the Bellvue Dome

    2.8
    1.75 mi / 600 ft gain
    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 the base, and its prominent location dominating th...
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Hike the North Loop via Foothills Trail

    5.0
    6.5 mi / 700 ft gain
    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 several points along its length (by trails also call...
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    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 look out over the Front Range, The Poudre River, Arth...
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  • Wellington, Colorado

    Climb Table Mountain in the Red Mountain Open Space

    4.0
    5 mi / 1200 ft gain
    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 Southeastern Wyoming. Soapstone cliffs and bright red Dakota...
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  • Bellvue, Colorado

    Climb Greyrock Mountain

    5.0
    7.1 mi / 3000 ft gain
    The main trail begins at the Cache La Poudre river on the Poudre Canyon Highway about 30 minutes from Fort Collins. After about .75 miles the trail splits. To go left on Greyrock Meadows trail adds 2 miles to your trip and provides excellent views of Greyrock Mountain and Meadows from the south, ...
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Horsetooth Rock

    4.5
    4.78 mi / 1421 ft gain
    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 hiking only. This trail offers you the views an...
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Horsetooth Falls

    4.3
    2.17 mi / 541 ft gain
    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 (yet stunning) trails in the area. This hike is...
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Hike the Coyote Ridge Trail

    1.0
    3 mi / 550 ft gain
    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 network of trails, parks, and preserves. The Coyote Rid...
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  • Loveland, Colorado

    Hike the Valley Loop Trail in the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area

    4.4 mi / 500 ft gain
    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 from Fort Collins over and around the Horsetooth Rese...
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  • Loveland, Colorado

    Hike the D.R. Trail in the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area

    3.7
    6.2 mi / 1050 ft gain
    D.R. Trail, named for David Rice Pulliam who donated the land to create the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, is a 3.1 mile spur off the Valley Loop Trail that climbs roughly 1,000' into Mahoney Park before it intersects with the Powerline and Ginny Trails. To get to the start of the trail, take the Val...
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  • Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

    Camp near Lost Lake (in the Red Feather Lakes area)

    I need to start by saying I stayed here on Memorial Day weekend, a very busy camping weekend in Colorado. Online searches for a suitable campsite were useless, everything was booked. It is hard to drive 2 plus hours to an area and hope you find a place for dispersed camping. Thankfully a friend t...
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  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Lakeside Camping and Mountain Biking

    4.0
    This trail system is somewhat of a hidden gem to mountain bikers south of the Wyoming border. Those who know their way around the best trail systems, though, hail Curt Gowdy as one of the best. If you've got some energy to burn, try the IMBA Epic suggested route, which loops together the 20 miles...
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  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Hike to the Chameleon

    4.5 mi
    Curt Gowdy State Park, one of the few southeast Wyoming hot spots, has a couple of hidden gems. One of the best is the “Chameleon,” ruler of Curt Gowdy State Park. To reach the Chameleon, head out on Crow Creek Trail, then loop back on Mo’ Rocka Trail. The trailhead is near the entrance of Curt G...
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  • Buford, Wyoming

    Turtle Rock Trail

    2.77 mi / 292 ft gain
    Starting at the trailhead near the parking lot, the trail starts off relatively paved and moves close to the base of Turtle Rock, a large outcrop of Sherman Granite that has stood the test of time from the creation of the Rocky Mountains. Following the trail to the left at the loop intersection,...
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  • Estes Park, Colorado

    Photograph at The Estes Park Sign

    This sign is on the mountainous decline just before you reach town. There's a small parking lot that fills up quick in peak season, but most people only spend a few minutes here on their way in to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. It is easy enough to have people take your picture, jus...
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  • Bellvue, Colorado

    Hike to Comanche Lake in Pingree Park

    3.5
    8 mi / 700 ft gain
    You start out hiking through the average Colorado forest for the first 4 miles of the 7-8 mile trip at about 6,500 feet. The trail is largely downhill for the first couple miles until it levels out and you are headed North. A little more than halfway, you come to Comanche Reservoir and hike up al...
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