Hiking in Fort Collins, Colorado

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Hall Ranch Trails including Bitterbrush Trail and Nelson Loop Trail
Hall Ranch Trails including Bitterbrush Trail and Nelson Loop Trail
Lyons, Colorado, United States (28 miles away)
Difficult: 5.9 miles, 1-3 hours
The Bitterbrush and Nelson Loop Trails are fairly difficult mountain bike routes that form a lasso trail near Lyons, CO.

Unlike many of my other trail guides, this one is definitely a little more strenuous and technical. If you are riding a bike, prepare for steep climbs and rapid descents. There are some tricky corners and numerous rocks and roots in the trail. There is also great scenery, lots of wildlife, and a heck of a roller-coaster ride. Although this trail is...
Horsetooth Rock/Horsetooth Falls
Horsetooth Rock/Horsetooth Falls
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States (6.6 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.2 miles, 1-3 hours
6.2 mile trail near Fort Collins, Colorado

Horsetooth Rock is about 6.2 miles long and located near Fort Collins, Colorado. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. This is one of my all time favorite trails to hit near Fort Collins! It's close and can provide some spectacular views as well as a great workout!! You can add on a little distance and during a few months of...
Greyrock via Martin Seaman Reservoir
Greyrock via Martin Seaman Reservoir
Colorado, United States (11.5 miles away)
Moderate: 12.1 miles, Half day
Greyrock, Seaman Reservoir

I had been wanting to tackle this route for a while now, and it was finally time. This trail, or what there is of a trail in many places deemed a little more difficult than I had anticipated. I found myself watching what was tracked out as a trail on my IPhone app just to stay on trail. After publishing this trail, I went back in and edited my track...
Moody Hill Snowshoeing
Moody Hill Snowshoeing
Masonville, Colorado, United States (13.9 miles away)
 
Moderate: 3.6 miles, 1-3 hours
3.6 mile trail near Colorado

Moody Hill is about 3.6 miles long and located near Colorado. The trail is great for snowshoeing and normally takes 1-3 hours. It was a wonderful snowy day, and a great day to get out and enjoy some snowshoeing! This trail I believe is normally used for offroading in the summer time when the road is open. It has quite a bit of vertical climb and...
Miller Fork/Signal Mt/Donner Pass
Miller Fork/Signal Mt/Donner Pass
Glen Haven, Colorado, United States (20 miles away)
 
Moderate: 17.8 miles, Full day
17.8 mile trail near Glen Haven, Colorado

Miller Fork/Signal Mt/Donner Pass is about 17.8 miles long and located near Glen Haven, Colorado. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a full day. So I didn't do a whole lot of planning on this trip, but turned out overly enjoyable! I just bought a pack for my dog and wanted to break him into it before my backpacking trip next week.  I...
Signal Mountain South 11,242'
Signal Mountain South 11,242'
Glen Haven, Colorado, United States (21 miles away)
 
Difficult: 11.1 miles, Full day
South Signal Mountain. 11.1 mile trail near Glen Haven, Colorado

South Signal Mountain 11,242' is about 11.1 miles long and located near Glen Haven, Colorado. The trail is great for snowshoeing/hiking and normally takes a full day. Today I started a little bit later than I had wanted, but gave it my all anyways. Due to the lack of snow we've had so far this winter of 2012/2013, the snow was little to none on the...
Gem Lake - Estes Park
Gem Lake - Estes Park
Estes Park, Colorado, United States (26 miles away)
 
Moderate: 1.8 miles, 1-3 hours

Gem Lake is a great little hike with some awesome free views of Estes Park. The hike starts just outside of Estes up Devils Gulch Road. Turn on to Lumpy Ridge Road and park in the lot. All the pictures were taken at the start of March.
Heil Ranch
Heil Ranch
Boulder, Colorado, United States (32 miles away)
Moderate: 7.6 miles, 1-3 hours
Enjoy biking, hiking, or horseback riding on the Wapiti and Ponderosa Loop Trails at Heil Ranch northwest of Boulder.

Boulder has not been voted America's #1 Outdoor City for nothing. Heil Valley Ranch Open Space is one of the many reasons for Boulder's worldwide reputation. Although the name of this guide is Heil Ranch, the two trails featured here are the Wapiti Trail and the Ponderosa Loop trail. Together, they form what is known as a lasso trail. This trail...
Longs Peak / Chasm Lake
Longs Peak / Chasm Lake
Meeker Park, Colorado, United States (33 miles away)
 
Difficult: 15.6 miles, Full day
15.6 mile trail near Meeker Park, Colorado

Longs Peak / Chasm Lake is about 15.6 miles long and located near Meeker Park, Colorado. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a full day. Nice challenging, yet very rewarding hike! I started the hike at 5:05 A.M. and summited at 8:19 A.M. This is far from the recommended time frame that should be allowed to summit and return due to drastic...
Miller Rock 4x4 Trail
Miller Rock 4x4 Trail
Raymond, Colorado, United States (35 miles away)
 
Difficult: 9.2 miles, Half day
Mix of easy and difficult terrain. Popular hiking area.

Lesser used area is entirely land locked by private property except where forest road enters between houses. Fun, challenging terrain. Great views from top of Miller Rock. Popular hiking area. Good for unlicensed vehicles except no place to park at start. Drive in 0.1 miles to small spot. Trail is open all year, weather permitting. You can exit through...
The Loch
The Loch
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, United States (35 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.9 miles, Half day
6.9 mile trail near Fall River Estates Subdivision, Colorado

The Loch is about 6.9 miles long and located near Bear Lake in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day. Once we saw the water careening down the canyon so freely, We decided to hop over to the opposite side of the stream and scale rocks and ledges most of the way to capture most of the...
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Horsetooth Falls Trail
by HasTowelWillTravel on Dec 26, 2010
Horsetooth Heights, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.9 miles (6.6 miles away)
This fast trail runs through the canyons of Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near Fort Colins, Colorado.  It begins at the parking lot of the open space, heading to the left.  At a fork in the trail, bear right to a lone pine tree to continue.  The trail runs down into the canyon, past cactus and scrubland, until you reach a small spur about 1.2 miles into the trail.  This spur takes you...
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10-Minute Encounter, Coyote Ridge
by jimlarkey on May 29, 2010
Trilby Corner, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 7.0 miles (7.4 miles away)
Since I'm not a "flower person", it's not often that I come back from a wildflower hike WOWed.  But the experience on this wildflower hike with a local hiking group, I will never forget!It's been a couple of years since I last encountered a prairie rattler.  Under quite different circumstances.  Chuffy, my yellow lab went nose-to-nose with one on our early morning hike in the Maxwell Natural Area.  Before I could pull...
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Greyrock Trail & Summit
by jimlarkey on Apr 29, 2008
Poudre Park, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 7.7 miles (12.9 miles away)
The Greyrock trail is a popular Fort Collins hike, with very little windshield time, and offers a good workout.  If you choose to go all the way to the summit, you'll be rewarded with views of the Plains to the east, Mummy Range to the south, and the Rawahs to the west.The trail we hiked was a loop trail, south of Greyrock, the western leg of which leads through the Greyrock Meadows. ...
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Arthur's Rock
by phpjeff on Feb 19, 2010
Mountain View, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 3.2 miles (5.0 miles away)
First off, this was my first attempt with the iPhone application. Not very impressive. Somehow the track got a bit messed up. and I had to manually create it. The pictures came across pretty good though.Nice day for a hike. In between storms. There was about three inches of fresh powder on the ground which made the initial climb from the parking lot doable despite the warnings to use the Mill Creek...
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Twin Sisters Hike
by jimlarkey on Jun 24, 2008
Meeker Park, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 7.2 miles (31 miles away)
Great views of Longs Peak (Elev 14,259'), Mt. Meeker (13,911’), Mt Lady Washington (13,281'), as well as Powell Pk (13,208’) and Estes Cone (11,006')....well worth the climb.  You will catch a glimpse of Longs Pk's "Diamond", as well as Estes Park to the north, and Indian Peaks to the south.The trailhead is well marked, with adequate parking.  The trail climbs 2.5 mi.s along switchbacks, through lodgepole forest, reaching a saddle between The...
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Lily Mountain Trail, Roosevelt National Forest
by jimlarkey on Dec 02, 2008
Beaver Point, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles (30 miles away)
 You'll see views of Longs Peak, Mt Meeker, Twin Sisters, Meadow, St. Vrain Mtns.  Also the Mummy Range, and the Continental Divide from McHenrys Peak to Flattop Mtn.Lily Mtn (9,786') is only a 2 mile hike on a well-maintained trail; great for a 1/2-day hike to strech your legs.  The summit offers some awesome views that you would not expect from the view of the summit from the highway.  You'll also...
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Blue Sky Trail
by jimlarkey on Nov 07, 2008
Horsetooth Heights, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 9.3 miles (6.3 miles away)
The Blue Sky Trail, connecting the Devil's Backbone Open Space to Horsetooth Mountain Open Space along the Front Range mountain backdrop, has been on Larimer County's wish list for over ten years. Traversing through 4,000 acres of protected foothills open space is one of the premiere regional trails in Northern Colorado for hiking, biking, and horseback riding and crosses only one road over the total 15-mile distance. The land acquisitions to allow...
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Black Powder Trail
by cyberhobo on Dec 10, 2006
Poudre Park, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 0.9 miles (11.6 miles away)
A short hike supplies a good view into the Poudre Canyon.
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Wintersteen Trail, via Greyrock TH
by jimlarkey on Nov 09, 2009
Poudre Park, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 8.3 miles (13.0 miles away)
Our plan was to shuttle hike the old Wintersteen Pack Trail, by leaving a car at the Greyrock TH, and Gateway Park.  Last Spring, we tried hiking the 5 mi. Wintersteen from the Gateway Park (low end) TH, but only got 3.5 mi.s before turning around, short of our goal.This time we hiked about 2 mi.s up the well maintained Greyrock Trail, looking for the junction with the Wintersteen.  The old pack...