Horsetooth Mountain Open Space & Horsetooth Reservoir

[ 0 ] July 6, 2016 |

Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, located four miles west of Fort Collins, covers 2,711 acres, includes 29 miles of hiking/biking trails, and ranges in elevation from 5,430 to 7,255 feet. With Horsetooth Rock as its most prominent landmark, Horsetooth Open Space offers a quick outdoor getaway for Northern Colorado residents and visitors. A hike might lead you to Horsetooth Falls or all the way to Horsetooth Rock, where you will find magnificent views of Fort Collins, Horsetooth Reservoir, and Longs Peak (on a clear day). Take advantage of living along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and enjoy a day (or even just a couple of hours!) at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.

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Horsetooth Reservoir, in Fort Collins, Colorado, offers 6.5 miles of water recreation. Open for boating, fishing, waterskiing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming and even scuba diving, Horsetooth Reservoir is a popular destination for Northern Colorado residents and visitors.  Horsetooth Reservoir is home to annual events such as the Team Fort Collins Openwater Swim, with a 10K, 2.4-mile, 1.2-mile and youth races. Both Campgrounds and Cabins are available for reservation year round, and a recent addition to the park is the South Bay Group Pavilion at Horsetooth Reservoir, which can be reserved for events and gatherings. Just a short drive (or challenging bike ride!) from Fort Collins, Horsetooth Reservoir has much to offer for outdoor and water enthusiasts.

 

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