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Best Hiking Trails

Top Hiking Trails in Fort Collins, CO.

Fort Collins is known for some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the foothills of Colorado. Perfectly situated against the Front Range and less than an hour from Rocky Mountain National Park, the trails of Fort Collins will invigorate any nature lover's soul!  Take a look at our top favorite trails in the Fort Collins area.

Our Favorite Local Hikes

Arthur's Rock

This 3.4 mile out and back Fort Collins moderate hike is relatively short with spectacular views! This hike is located in Lory State Park and it a great bang for your buck! Hit the trailhead early as it's a popular one. 

Horsetooth Falls

Horsetooth Falls Trail is a 2.2-mile round trip family-friendly hike!  This trail is located in Horsetooth Mountain Parks, just outside of Fort Collins, CO. 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.