Wellington, Colorado

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Top Running Spots in and near Wellington

  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    North Shield Pond Trail

    3.0
    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

    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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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Horsetooth Reservoir North Foothills Trail

    2.64 mi / 295 ft gain
    Horsetooth Reservoir North Foothills Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Fort Collins, Colorado.
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  • Bellvue, Colorado

    Hike the Black Powder Trail

    1.5 mi / 450 ft gain
    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 is a relatively easy, well-marked 1.5 mile out and ...
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  • Fort Collins, Colorado

    Hike Arthur's Rock in Lory State Park

    4.8
    3.7 mi / 1150 ft gain
    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 Rock Trail is the most direct route to the summit, ...
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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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  • Bellvue, Colorado

    Trail Run the Hewlett Gulch Trail

    5.0
    8.5 mi / 800 ft gain
    Hewlett Gulch Trailhead is located about 20 minutes from Fort Collins and offers easy hiking in the Poudre Canyon.From Fort Collins, take 287 to Ted's Place. Take a left onto CO 14 and follow 14 through the canyon just past Poudre Park where you see the trailhead sign. Turn left onto the road tha...
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  • Windsor, Colorado

    Windsor Lake Loop Trail

    4.0
    2.28 mi / 36 ft gain
    Windsor Lake Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Windsor, Colorado.
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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

    Climb Green Ridge in the Roosevelt National Forest

    9.8 mi / 2400 ft gain
    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 itself at 7,402' is fantastic, featuring a nearly 900...
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  • Wellington, Colorado

    Hike the Bent Rock Trail at Red Mountain Open Space

    2.6 mi / 200 ft gain
    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 left onto CR78. Then take a right on CR17, then a ...
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  • Wellington, Colorado

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

    5.4 mi / 800 ft gain
    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 / Antelope Valley road dead-ends.Once on the Bent Rock T...
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  • Loveland, Colorado

    Hike the Devil's Backbone in Colorado

    4.3
    2.5 mi
    The Devils Backbone Open Space offers great hiking in the Front Range foothills. The main feature is the rock formation running along the western boundary of the park, but the open space also supports a large wildlife and plant population. Here, you'll find great opportunities for year-round hiki...
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