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The Best Hiking in Larimer County

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near Larimer County

  • Wellington, Colorado

    Pronghorn Loop Trail

    9.82 mi / 722 ft gain
    Pronghorn Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Wellington, Colorado.
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  • Laporte, Colorado

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

    5 mi / 150 ft gain
    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 hundred feet on Red Feather Lakes Road, look for the E...
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  • Laporte, Colorado

    Three Bar Trail

    3.06 mi / 512 ft gain
    Three Bar Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Laporte, Colorado.
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  • Laporte, Colorado

    Triple Bar and OT Trail Loop

    5.18 mi / 823 ft gain
    Triple Bar and OT Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Laporte, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    North Shield Pond Trail

    1.54 mi / 43 ft gain
    North Shield Pond Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    River Ponds Trail Loop

    2.04 mi / 62 ft gain
    River Ponds Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • 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

    Riverbend Pond Loop

    2.65 mi / 82 ft gain
    Riverbend Pond Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Reservoir Ridge Trail

    4.9 mi / 499 ft gain
    Reservoir Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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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

    Fat Tire Bike the Foothills Trail

    5.0
    8.5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    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 Trail is one of the best. The trail itself is roughly...
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  • Wellington, Colorado

    Lindenmeir Overlook Trail

    0.69 mi / 69 ft gain
    Lindenmeir Overlook Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Wellington, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Foothills Trail to Resrvoir Ridge Trail Loop

    3.77 mi / 568 ft gain
    Foothills Trail to Resrvoir Ridge Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Bellvue, Colorado.
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  • Wellington, Colorado

    Hike the Mahogany Loop Trail at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area

    7.4 mi / 330 ft gain
    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 directly into Soapstone Prairie. As you begin to ap...
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  • Wellington, Colorado

    Soapstone - Mahogany Trail

    7.7 mi / 577 ft gain
    Soapstone - Mahogany Trail is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Wellington, Colorado.
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Wilcox Trail

    1.42 mi / 66 ft gain
    Wilcox Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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