The Best Fort Collins Hikes  by John Gascoyne (And the Colorado Mountain Club)

The Best Fort Collins Hikes Guide Book

by John Gascoyne (And the Colorado Mountain Club) (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
The Best Fort Collins Hikes  by John Gascoyne (And the Colorado Mountain Club)
if you're a Fort Collins local, you'll find some of your favorite hikes included, as well as some that you haven't tried yet. if you're a visitor, The Best Fort Collins Hikes is all you'll need for a memorable hike. The wide variety of trails were selected and photographed by members of the Fort Collins Group of The Colorado Mountain Club.

© 2008 John Gascoyne And the Colorado Mountain Club/Colorado Mountain Club Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "The Best Fort Collins Hikes" Guide Book
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This trail provides easy access to a high, wide alpine meadow experience. It travels through Colorado State Park State Forest, on the western side of the Continental Divide. The trail begins on an old ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking
Arthur’s Rock Trail is the most popular hike at Lory State Park. It features an easily accessible route through shaded valleys filled with wild plums, upland meadows, ponderosa pine groves, and bare g ...
Fort Collins, CO - Hiking
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This hike follows the Cache La Poudre River upstream from Poudre Canyon south to Grass Creek, at mile 3, and then on to a washed-out bridge at about mile 7. Parts of the trail are lovely flat strolls ...
Walden, CO - Hiking
The Black Powder Trail begins in Gateway Park, located at the confluence of the Poudre River and the North Fork of the Poudre and is the site of the former Fort Collins water treatment plant that open ...
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The Chasm Lake Trail provides a classic above-treeline adventure.You will enjoy alternating views of Longs Peak, Mount Meeker,Mount Lady Washington, Twin Sisters, and Estes Cone. The trail begins belo ...
Lyons, CO - Hiking
Crosier Mountain provides a variety of hikes along three well-maintained trails that have differing elevation gains and views. The three share a steep, final, 0.5-mile spur trail to the summit, a poin ...
Glen Haven, CO - Hiking
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The Devil’s Backbone is a unique rock formation perched atop the hogback in the foothills west of Loveland. A short and easy hike provides panoramic views of the grasslands and mountains to the west, ...
Loveland, CO - Hiking
The hike up Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak is truly a memorable experience. The switchbacks up the eastern slope of Flattop, and the last few hundred feet of rock scrambling to Hallett’s summit, ma ...
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This is a heavily used and very popular trail that is easily accessible from Fort Collins. The summit of Greyrock is of geologic interest: It is a massive granitic intrusion that has weathered to its ...
Wellington, CO - Hiking
The longest part of the popular Hewlett Gulch Trail is an easy hike,with about twenty shallow crossings through Gordon Creek. The trail follows the gulch for about 2 miles and then forms a 3.7-mile lo ...
Wellington, CO - Hiking
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We asked ten Fort Collins residents to name the area’s best-known landmark, and nine of them replied that it has to be Horsetooth Rock. (The tenth person arrived only three days ago and, strictly spea ...
Masonville, CO - Hiking
This is a four-season trail that quickly takes you above timberline as it climbs up to Montgomery Pass. The trail provides an enjoyable short hike in the summer, and it can serve as a good jumping-off ...
Estes Park, CO - Hiking
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“This is what I call solvency,”my friend exclaimed as he finished a 360-degree pirouette on the top of Mount Margaret. This was the lead-in to a lunch-break discussion of how we can never go broke as ...
Wellington, CO - Hiking
The McConnell Summit Trail is a short and scenic loop hike in the Cache La Poudre Wilderness,with great views of the Poudre Canyon, Poudre River, and surrounding mountain ranges. There is a four-dolla ...
Wellington, CO - Hiking
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The Pawnee Buttes are two enormous, capped sandstone structures, remnants of an ancient sea that once covered this now arid area. Mini-badlands, smaller rock towers, and fascinating plains ecology sur ...
Briggsdale, CO - Hiking - Trail Length:
The Poudre Trail is an 11-mile pathway through much of the best that Fort Collins has to offer. It provides access to outdoor art, local history, natural areas, and, of course, the Poudre River. The m ...
Fort Collins, CO - Backpacking,Hiking,Mountain Biking
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The Stormy Peaks Trail to Stormy Peaks Pass begins in Roosevelt National Forest near the entrance to Colorado State University’s Pingree Park mountain campus. It travels through portions of the nation ...
Glen Haven, CO - Hiking
From cool fir forest to a sun-filled valley with abundant water and wildflowers, surrounded by the Neota Wilderness, this hike has it all. This quiet valley offers opportunities for backcountry campin ...
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Twin Crater Lakes are near the middle of the Rawah Wilderness Area and provide a full-day hike through oldgrowth forests to a rewarding destination below steep, rocky ridges and mountain summits. Stur ...
Walden, CO - Hiking
The Vedauwoo (VAY-duh-voo) area,“land of the earth-born spirit” in the Arapaho dialect, is a wonderful array of stunning granite formations that both intrigue the eye and beckon the body to try a bit ...
Buford, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
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