Horsetooth Mountain is a mountain summit in the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7,259-foot (2,213 m) peak is located in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, 7.0 miles (11.2 km) west (bearing 265°) of downtown Fort Collins in Larimer County, Colorado, United States.Put Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and other Fort Collins attractions into our Fort Collins online road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space Reviews
If you live in Fort Collins or close, Horsetooth is great quick access to the foothills and mountains. Nice picnic areas and hiking trails. Great place to spend the day. more »
If you are around and about in Fort Collins- this is a beautiful reservoir and open space. Although we went in winter- we still had remarkable views of the city below and the mountains around... more »
Three of us visited in late August and had a great time hiking around. Beautiful country up there and tons of different trails to walk around on. Get far enough away from the trailhead and the only sounds you hear are the nature and your footsteps. Marvelous. We spent about 3 or so hours hiking and only scratched the surface of available trails and scenery. Crossroads between the trails are well marked, but I recommend bringing a map with you along with plenty of water to drink.
Went to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. It was amazing. It has plenty of benches and sitting areas for picnics. We packed lunch and spent most of the day there. Up at the top it overlooks the town and the views are breathtaking. Best hiking experience in the area. Beautiful trails and wilderness - one of my favorite places in Fort Collins area
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