Top Adventures in Wellington

  • 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...

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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

  • Climb Greyrock Mountain

    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...

    7.1 miles 3000 ft gain

  • 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

  • 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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