Horsetooth Falls – Hiking with Kids, Dogs – Fort Collins, Colorado

The Horsetooth Mountain Open Space parking lot for hiking to Horsetooth Falls is located about 20 minutes west of Fort Collins, CO. Horsetooth Falls is an ideal hike for family and pet owners. Continue reading “Horsetooth Falls – Hiking with Kids, Dogs – Fort Collins, Colorado”

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Young Gulch Trail – Mountain Biking, Dog Hiking – Fort Collins, CO

Young Gulch is a part of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and is located in the Poudre Canyon. The trailhead is about 35 minutes from downtown Fort Collins, CO and has free parking for 15+ vehicles. Continue reading “Young Gulch Trail – Mountain Biking, Dog Hiking – Fort Collins, CO”

Best Hikes for Dogs in Fort Collins, Colorado

In 2008, we hiked a lot of the trails along Colorado’s northern front range. Even though we do not own a dog, we observed each trail that we explored to determine which were dog friendly. The following were my top five hiking trails for dogs in Fort Collins. Continue reading “Best Hikes for Dogs in Fort Collins, Colorado”

Hiking with Kids in Fort Collins, Colorado

There are numerous fun hiking trails in Colorado’s northern Front Range, many of which are appropriate for kids. Specifically, Fort Collins’ family friendly hiking trails bestow an unbeatable opportunity to get your family out of the house and away from TV, the Internet, and video games. Continue reading “Hiking with Kids in Fort Collins, Colorado”

Red Mountain Open Space – Northern Colorado

The Mountains to Plains Project is a collaborative habitat conservation effort consisting of contributions from willing landowners, The Nature Conservancy, Larimer County Open Lands Program, Legacy Land Trust, the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program, and Great Outdoors Colorado. The project protects over 55,000 acres of land. Continue reading “Red Mountain Open Space – Northern Colorado”

Coyote Ridge Natural Area – Hiking, Mountain Biking – Fort Collins, CO

Coyote Ridge Natural Area is managed by the City of Fort Collins and is located 15 minutes northwest of Loveland, Colorado and 15 minutes southwest of Fort Collins on Taft Hill Road/Wilson Avenue. Continue reading “Coyote Ridge Natural Area – Hiking, Mountain Biking – Fort Collins, CO”