Nordic Walking Trails in Colorado

Nordic walking is an emerging outdoor activity that promotes aerobic exercise, an upper body workout, and a connection with nature. It can be done year round and only requires a set of walking poles. Continue reading “Nordic Walking Trails in Colorado”

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Mount Margaret Trail – Horseback Riding, Hiking, MTB – Livermore, CO

The Mount Margaret trailhead is located 20 miles west of Livermore, Colorado and 41 miles from downtown Fort Collins, CO. The trailhead is reached by taking US-287 north to Livermore, turning left on CR-74E (a.k.a., Red Feather Lakes Road), and driving 20 miles west on CR-74E to a parking lot on the north side of the road. Continue reading “Mount Margaret Trail – Horseback Riding, Hiking, MTB – Livermore, CO”

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”

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”

Chautauqua Park Flatiron Trails – Boulder, Colorado

Chautauqua Park is located near downtown Boulder, Colorado with free parking located at the corner of Baseline Road and 9th Street. The parking lot is the starting point for numerous trails that are maintained by Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. Continue reading “Chautauqua Park Flatiron Trails – Boulder, Colorado”

Lake Estes Trail – Hiking with Kids – Estes Park, CO

Lake Estes trail is located near downtown Estes Park, CO and free parking is located at the corner of US-34 and US-36. It is a paved trail maintained in part by the Larimer County’s Parks and Open Land Areas. Continue reading “Lake Estes Trail – Hiking with Kids – Estes Park, CO”

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”