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Best Hiking Trails

Top Hiking Trails near Fort Collins, CO

Perfectly situated against the Front Range and less than an hour from Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with numerous trails offering breathtaking views and diverse terrain. Whether you're seeking a challenging ascent or a leisurely stroll, these trails will invigorate any nature lover's soul! Take a look at our favorite trails in Northern Colorado.

Our Favorite Hiking Trails

Arthur's Rock

Arthur's Rock Trail is a popular choice for hikers seeking a moderate climb. The trail winds through scenic landscapes, culminating at the summit with sweeping views of Horsetooth Reservoir and the Front Range.

Horsetooth Falls

Horsetooth Falls Trail is a 2.2-mile round trip family-friendly hike!  This trail is in Horsetooth Mountain Park, just outside of Fort Collins. It is one of the shortest yet stunning trails in the area. 

Horsetooth Rock

Horsetooth Rock is Fort Collin's most iconic landmark! The large jagged peaks are visible from just about anywhere in Fort Collins.  Take this 5-mile round trip hike to enjoy amazing views and sunsets.

Pineridge Natural area 

There are 7 miles of soft-surface trails including a 1.8-mile loop around Dixon Reservoir. Pineridge is the southern end of the 9.6-mile Foothills Trail. The Foothills Trail connects Pineridge, Maxwell, and Reservoir Ridge natural areas.

GreyRock Mountain

This is a challenging hike with rewarding scenery. The trail traverses through forests and rocky terrain, leading to the summit where hikers can enjoy panoramic views of the Poudre Canyon and surrounding peaks.

Devil's backbone

This trail features unique rock formations and diverse wildlife. The loop offers a moderate hike with options to extend your adventure along connecting trails. This is a very popular area for hiking and mountain biking.

Poudre River Trail

Following the scenic Poudre River, this paved trail offers a leisurely experience for walkers, runners, and cyclists. Enjoy views of the river, scenic views and occasional wildlife sightings along the way.

Spring Creek Trail

This multi-use trail winds along the Spring Creek. Highlights include lush riparian habitats, bridges, and opportunities for birdwatching. It's a popular choice for walking, running, and cycling!