Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Fort Collins

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Horsetooth Mountain is a mountain summit in the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7259ft peak is located in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, 11.2km west (bearing 265°) of downtown Fort Collins in Larimer County, Colorado, United States.
The mountain is easily distinguishable by the large rock formation on its summit known as Horsetooth Rock. The formation is a prominent landmark of the nearby city of Fort Collins and often used as a symbol of that city, appearing in the official city seal. The name comes from its distinctive appearance.
The rock was previously on the private property of the Soderburg family. In 1982, it was purchased by the county as an "open space" tax acquisition. It is now a popular destination for hikers as well as mountain bikers, with trails leading to the summit. The summit offers hikers a clear view to the southwest of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker, two rugged mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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  • Best hiking experience in the area. Beautiful trails and wilderness - one of my favorite places in Fort Collins area  more »
  • This is one of my favorite spots to wakeboard and camp. I love the outdoor space and if you drive further, you hit Estes.  more »
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  • What a beautiful place all year round. So fortunate to have open spaces like this right on the edge of town. You can bring the dog, but please pick up!
  • Great trails and awesome views. Would really recommend for hiking. Lots of wildlife throughout the trail and great places for photos

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