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”

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Lily Lake Trails – Hiking with Kids, Trout Fishing – Estes Park, CO

The Lily Lake parking lot is located 0.5 miles south of the Lily Mountain trailhead on CO-7 and is just 10 minutes from Estes Lake. Even though Lily Lake is a part of Rocky Mountain National Park, it is free to visit. Continue reading “Lily Lake Trails – Hiking with Kids, Trout Fishing – Estes Park, CO”

Lily Mountain – Hiking Trail for Dogs – Estes Park, Colorado

Lily Mountain is in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland. It is not a part of Rocky Mountain National Park and, thus, dogs are allowed on the trail. Continue reading “Lily Mountain – Hiking Trail for Dogs – Estes Park, Colorado”

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”

Greyrock Mountain Trail in Poudre River Canyon – Fort Collins, CO

Greyrock Trail is located directly of off CO-14 about 30 minutes from downtown Fort Collins, CO and has parking for 20+ vehicles. Greyrock Mountain is in the Poudre River Canyon (pronounced Poo-der). Continue reading “Greyrock Mountain Trail in Poudre River Canyon – Fort Collins, CO”

Western Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron Rydbergii)

Colorado trail heads often warn about western poison ivy being near the trail and especially near moist river banks. It is a perennial shrub in the Cashew family that typically has almond shape leaves, red veins, and yellowish-white berries. Continue reading “Western Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron Rydbergii)”