Ramsay-Shockey Open Space – Fishing, Hiking – Loveland, CO

Ramsay-Shockey Open Space is part of the Larimer County Parks and Open Land Areas and is located 30 minutes southwest of Loveland, Colorado via US-34. Continue reading “Ramsay-Shockey Open Space – Fishing, Hiking – Loveland, CO”

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Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area – Birding in Fort Collins, CO

Cathy Fromme Prairie is a natural area located in the southwest corner of Fort Collins, CO. It has two free parking lots with one on South Taft Hill Road and the other on South Shields Street. Continue reading “Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area – Birding in Fort Collins, CO”

Crosier Mountain Trail – Drake Trailhead – Glen Haven, CO

Crosier Mountain is in the Roosevelt National Forest and has three trailheads that can all be used to reach the summit: Drake, Rainbow Pit, and one near the village of Glen Haven. We hiked from the Drake trailhead which is 2.2 miles west of Drake, Colorado and on the south side of CR-43. Continue reading “Crosier Mountain Trail – Drake Trailhead – Glen Haven, CO”

Gateway Natural Area – Poudre Canyon – Fort Collins, Colorado

The Gateway Natural Area is located 15 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado. Along CO-14, it is five miles west of where CO-14 breaks off from US-287. Continue reading “Gateway Natural Area – Poudre Canyon – Fort Collins, Colorado”

Fossil Creek Open Space – Bird Sanctuary – Fort Collins, CO

Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space is a 843 acres open space located 25 minutes south of Fort Collins, Colorado near the intersection of I-25 and CO-392. Continue reading “Fossil Creek Open Space – Bird Sanctuary – Fort Collins, CO”

Eagles Nest Open Space – Hiking, Horseback Riding – Livermore, CO

Eagle’s Nest Open Space parking lot is located just outside Livermore, CO which is 30 minutes northwest of Fort Collins, CO via highway 287. Continue reading “Eagles Nest Open Space – Hiking, Horseback Riding – Livermore, CO”

Devils Backbone Open Space – Wild Loop Trail – Loveland, Colorado

Devil’s Backbone is a 2,100+ acre open space managed by Larimer County’s Open Land Program. The trailhead is 30+ minutes from Fort Collins, 5-10 minutes from Loveland, and is located off of US-34. Continue reading “Devils Backbone Open Space – Wild Loop Trail – Loveland, Colorado”