Hiking in Loveland, 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 (17.1 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 (10.4 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...
Moody Hill Snowshoeing
Moody Hill Snowshoeing
Masonville, Colorado, United States (18.7 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...
Heil Ranch
Heil Ranch
Boulder, Colorado, United States (21 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...
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Horsetooth Falls Trail
by HasTowelWillTravel on Dec 26, 2010
Horsetooth Heights, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.9 miles (10.3 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 (6.1 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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Sleepy Lion Trail
by jimlarkey on Nov 05, 2008
Lyons, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.9 miles (18.3 miles away)
The Sleepy Lion Trail is a backdoor entry to the Hall Ranch Open Space, connecting with the Nighthawk and Nelson Ranch Loop trails.  Parking is available before the gate on the service road to the Ralph Price Dam.  As you walk along the service road, paralleling the North St. Vrain Creek, 0.25 mi.s from the gate, you pass the Longmont Reservoir Dam on the right (N'ly).  Continuing along the service road, at...
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Arthur's Rock
by phpjeff on Feb 19, 2010
Mountain View, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 3.2 miles (12.6 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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Blue Sky Trail
by jimlarkey on Nov 07, 2008
Horsetooth Heights, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 9.3 miles (9.7 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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Sheep (aka Round) Mountain, 8,450'
by jimlarkey on Oct 14, 2010
Drake, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 9.2 miles (11.2 miles away)
So why does Round Mountain Trail lead to the summit of Sheep Mountain?  Maybe the locals thought that there were 33 Sheep Mtns in Colorado, and wanted a unique name like "Round" Mtn....only 17 of those in Colorado.  I don't know.Round Mountain is to Loveland, as Greyrock is to Fort Collins, except without the summit scramble and great view from Greyrock.  However, along the way, you'll enjoy the interpretive markers, offering discussions...
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Rabbit Mountain
by battman919 on Jan 21, 2012
Longmont, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 6.2 miles (13.1 miles away)
A quick out and back with time to have a coffee.  Free access and great trail.  Careful of trail restrictions due to nesting raptors!
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The "Alexes", Neighbors to Alexander Mountain
by jimlarkey on May 03, 2012
Little Dam, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.2 miles (8.6 miles away)
What I'll call the "Alexes" are the siblings of the big brother Alexander Mountain (7,105'), that are separated by the geologic gouge of the Big Thompson River.  The peak names (assigned)...."Narrows", "Step-Up", "Alexandra", and lastly added "Alexandria" are a carryover from a mentor who inspired us to go beyond his trek of "Alexandra".Ascending out of the steep "Big T" canyon is precarious.  The loose scree slope is above US-34, so you'll have...
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Sunset hike to Horsetooth Rock
by cmski177 on Jul 18, 2012
Horsetooth Heights, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.5 miles (10.3 miles away)
Devils Backbone, The Keyhole, Loveland,Colorado
by Richard-Hicks on Aug 31, 2013
Loveland, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles (4.0 miles away)
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Blue Sky (NOBO)
by erhart67 on Apr 01, 2011
Colorado, United States
Hiking | 13.4 miles (4.2 miles away)
We completed the Blue Sky Trail northbound, from Devil's Backbone to Lory State Park.  I do think I prefer doing this trail north bound vs. south bound.  I like getting the more difficult part of the trail done first (at Devil's backbone) and also I think the view is prettier heading north.
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Devils Backbone, Morrison Loop. Loveland,Colorado
by Richard-Hicks on Aug 24, 2013
Little Dam, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 0.7 miles (4.2 miles away)
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Devil's Backbone
by selias22 on Mar 13, 2010
Little Dam, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.8 miles (4.4 miles away)
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2013 Winter Solstice Celebration, Idylwilde Pipeline Tour
by jimlarkey on Dec 21, 2013
Loveland, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 2.2 miles (11.2 miles away)
Maybe someday the USFS and the City of Loveland will construct a figure-8 hiking trail, that follows the now inoperative Idylwilde Pipeline.  
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Sheep (aka Round) Mountain (8,450') Scramble
by jimlarkey on Jan 24, 2013
Cedar Cove, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 7.2 miles (11.2 miles away)
Funny how mountains are like people: approach them from a different angle, and you might see a different character.  My previous hike in 2010 of Sheep Mtn followed the well-worn trail to a less than impressive summit.This time we chose to go off-trail at the "pot rock", and follow the ridge to the summit.  The summit hasn't changed, but the 1,100' of vertical bushwhacking was a joy.  Rock outcrops had to be navigated along...
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Picture Rock Trail, Heil Valley Ranch, Boulder Open Space
by jimlarkey on Oct 26, 2010
Lyons, Colorado, United States
Hiking | 10.3 miles (16.6 miles away)
Picture Rock Trail is a popular mountain-bike trail, located in the Heil Valley Ranch Open Space, of Boulder County.  Not many mountain-bikers on the day of our hike....mid-week, and WIND.....be sure to check out the video at the end of the slideshow!Picture Rock Trail is one of 5 trails in the Heil Ranch Park.  It's a trip back in time, to when ranching was big in the foothills of the Rockies.  The...