Fort Collins has loads of hiking near by! Come with me as I try to explore every inch of it.

Fort Collins Natural Areas

Arapaho Bend – A park with hikes along wetlands and reservoirs.
Bobcat Ridge
Butterfly Woods (no parking)
Cathy Fromme Prairie
Cattail Chorus (no parking)
Colina Mariposa (no parking)
Cottonwood Hollow
Coyote Ridge
Eagel View (not open yet)
Environmental Learning Center – Run by CSU, this place has environmental education offerings as well as trails.
Flores del Sol (not open yet)
Fossil Creek Reservoir – Beautiful lake views and bird watching!
Fossil Creek Wetlands (no parking)
Goose Hollow (no parking)
Gustav Swanson
Kestrel Fields (not open yet)
Kingfisher Point – A little walk near a pond.
Magpie Meander
Mallard’s Nest
Maxwell – Hike up to A Mountain and get amazing views of town and the Horsetooth Reservoir.
North Shields Ponds – This small park is located in the midst of Fort Collins industrial area along the river.
Pelican Marsh
Pineridge – The first place I ever hiked in Fort Collins, complete with a lake and prairie dogs.
Prairie Dog Meadow
Prospect Ponds
Puente Verde
Red Fox Meadows
Redtail Grove
Redwing Marsh
Reservoir Ridge – Hike through the hills to see the mountains stretching north.
Riverbend Ponds – My favorite place to stroll and enjoy beautiful the beautiful wetlands of the Poudre River.
River’s Edge – Explore the Poudre from Old Town Fort Collins.
Ross – A tiny open space area that connects to a larger park.
Running Deer – Home to a historic lookout tower, this park is not otherwise very notable.
Salyer – Walk along the urban stretch of the Poudre.
Soaring Vista – Relax in the prairie among neighborhoods.
Soapstone Prairie
The Coterie – Watch prairie dogs just off the Spring Creek Trail.
Topminnow (not open yet)
Two Creeks

Larimer County Parks and Other Open Spaces Near Fort Collins

Big Thompson Parks
Carter Lake
Devil’s Backbone Open Space (N)
Devil’s Backbone Open Space (S)
Eagle’s Nest Open Space
Flatiron Reservoir
Hermit Park Open Space
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
Horsetooth Reservoir
Lions Open Space
Pinewood Reservoir – Hike across the lake shore and into the foothills near Loveland, CO.
Ramsay-Shockey Open Space
Red Mountain Open Space
River Bluffs Open Space
Lory State Park
Prairie Ridge (Loveland)