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Hiking Trails in Fort Collins

Hiking Trails

Fort Collins has several trails for walking, jogging, in-line skating, biking, or a leisurely stroll inside the city limits. The trails are maintained year round and snow is removed from the trails during the winter months. Trails serve as commuter routes for many students and residents as well. The beautiful scenery that can be enjoyed along the system often makes one forget that they are in urban Fort Collins.

Colorado Division of Wildlife, Northeast Region
317 W. Prospect Rd
(970) 472-4300

Information on hunting, fishing, wildlife and outdoor recreation.

CSU Environmental Learning Center
3745 East Prospect Road #205
(970) 491-1661

Explore the riparian woodlands and signs of wildlife at the 200 acre Environmental Learning Center. Trails, raptor cages, garden and other attractions. Explore on your own or arrange a guided hike.

Fort Collins Natural Areas
PO Box 580
(970) 416-2815

Natural Areas are naturally yours! The City's Natural Areas Department manages 43 sites, 100 miles of trail and over 40,000 acres locally and regionally, so there is likely a natural area near you! You are welcome to explore and help care for these special places. Free educational activities are offered year-round too.

Larimer County Natural Resources
1800 South CR 31
(970) 679-4570
(970) 679-4574

Manages recreation at Carter Lake; Flatiron, Horsetooth, and Pinewood reservoirs; Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary’s Lake and East Portal; Big Thompson parks; Devil’s Backbone, Eagle’s Nest, Hermit Park, Horsetooth Mountain, Red Mountain, River Bluffs, and Soderberg open spaces; and others.

Poudre River/Red Feather Lakes Tourist Council
31635 Poudre Canyon Rd
(970) 881-2142

Lodging, RV parking, restaurants, and fun things to do in Northern Colorado's most beautiful mountain recreation area; all within a short drive to Fort Collins.

U.S. Forest Service Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests
2150 Centre Ave, Building E Pawnee National Grassland
(970) 295-6700

Manages recreation such as camping in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests (including the Poudre Canyon), and the Pawnee National Grasslands. Call or visit the website for information.