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Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

Off of Harmony Rd to Horsetooth Mountain, Fort Collins, CO
970-498-7000
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Fort Collins
Type: Hiking Trails
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We hiked here while staying in Fort Collins. We chose to hike the Falls trail which is 2.4 miles round trip. We had to pay $6 to park. Make sure you have a credit card to use in the machine for parking. There are bathrooms to use just off the parking lot which aren't the best, but useable. Reaching the... More

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Loveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stunning views of the reservoir and mountains. Lots of hiking trails and some bouldering opportunities. Ranger warned us of a lot of rattlesnakes but we didn't see any.

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Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

One of the best things about this park is that it is so close to Fort Collins, yet has a rural feel. It's also one of the worst things, since at times it can be a bit crowded. Go early or go off-season to avoid the crowds, but do go to this beautiful park that offers, forests, meadows, and a... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beautiful area for hiking and don't forget to go boating on Horsetooth reservoir...camping holds lots of memories for us. If you have a camper use it here

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

a must see when visiting Ft. Collins, beautiful reservoir nestled at the foothills, camping and boating, hiking. A great place to watch the sunset

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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236 reviews 236 reviews
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Horsetooth Open Space is located about 10-15 minutes from Ft. Collins, a perfect place for a half-day trip or drive. The scenery is gorgeous, and there are a couple of hiking trails to explore. Dogs are allowed on a leash, but be sure to take plenty of water for yourself and your pooch if you decide to take even... More

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Enid, Oklahoma, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This place had the bluest water, beautiful mountain views, and blue skies. My family and I hiked some of the trails a few days ago and my legs are still sore. It was worth it! Bring a picnic lunch and some sunscreen. Fishing poles and boats are OK as well. We very much enjoyed ourselves.

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TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you're in decent shape it's a nice walk with very gradual elevation change, but if altitude affects you then just slow down a bit and enjoy the views. Select from either trail and you won't be disappointed -- well-maintained paths lead you either to Horsetooth Falls with a lovely pool and flowing stream, the other will lead you to... More

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NYC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We hiked to Horsetooth Falls, about 2.5 miles R/T from the parking lot, over varying terrain with hills, steps, and flat paths, all well-maintained. The hike is rated "easy," but by East coast standards, given the elevation and occasional short steep stretches, I would call it a "light moderate". There were a lot of dog walkers when we were there... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Best hike close to Fort Collins. Just on the other side of Horsetooth Resevoir. About medium on hardness.....can hike in tennis shoes. Beautiful view on the Top of Horsetooth Rock

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