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”

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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”

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”

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”

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”

Hiking Horsetooth Rock Trail – Fort Collins, Colorado

The Horsetooth Mountain Open Space contains 29 miles of trails that can be traveled via hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and nordic walking. Continue reading “Hiking Horsetooth Rock Trail – Fort Collins, Colorado”