We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Beautiful views and fresh air. Great drive up scenery, or hiking trails.

This area is absolutely breathtaking. When we drove up, there were places to pull over in the car... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kevin M
Minneapolis, United States
Great hike to the top of the rock

Figure on about 6 miles round trip, with about 1500’ of gain and loss total. Or if you’d like... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fort Collins, Colorado
Read all 460 reviews
All photos (242)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“falls trail”(9 reviews)
“state park”(10 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Off of Harmony Rd to Horsetooth Mountain, Fort Collins, CO
+1 970-498-7000
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Fort Collins
from USD 65.00
More Info
from USD 22.99
More Info
from USD 15.00
More Info
Reviews (460)
Filter reviews
451 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews falls trail state park great place to hike moderate hike beautiful hike great hiking quick hike beautiful area close to town paddle boarding boating trickle deer hikers picnic climb scenery
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 451 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

This area is absolutely breathtaking. When we drove up, there were places to pull over in the car and enjoy time hiking or just sitting on a picnic table or rock, and enjoying the views. Worth a short drive up the "hill."

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Figure on about 6 miles round trip, with about 1500’ of gain and loss total. Or if you’d like something shorter with less exposure, hike to Horsetooth Falls instead (less than half that much).

Thank Live4VacationTrips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this. So beautiful and you can drive it and take in the sights or hike/ bike this area. Lovely area to hike with dog. They have a variety of hiking from 1 mike to 5 miles. Sights are worth a visit.

Thank sunnylooker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there during mid September 2018. It was unusual as it was HOT. However, if you have your water in your pack and are dressed for hiking, then was fine. Be aware. This is not a stroll. You must be able to hike some...More

Thank Kathryn I
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Must go see if in Fort Collins. I still haven’t been all the way around. Must take in view of water, foothills, and looking back at city and beyond.

1  Thank texasgypc
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Went for a day trip. Was awesome and the sights, wow. Stopped at the Reservoir and we kayaked and the son and husband tried paddle boarding. Meet up with family and just had a great time.

Thank Kellie N
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Horsetooth reservoir is a BEAUTIFUL place to go and spend some time swimming, jumping off the rocks or paddleboarding! Water temp is always just right!

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Very scenic area with several places to pull over and stop. Many with picnic tables and grills along with a toilet (latrine). Not much in the way of shade around the tables. Hiking trails & boating. Just a gorgeous area to spend the day and...More

Thank tnwalkermom
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is a large reservoir with boating, paddle boarding, swimming and scenery. The drive around is so nice and gives you a great view of the town of Ft. Collins. There are some nice easy hikes up to Horsetooth.

Thank spardawg
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

After being on the road for over 10 days this was a nice place to relax and wine down. Our boys enjoyed a dip in the lake. Lots of places to park and the marina was great place to rent some water stuff. Beautiful area!

Thank Ayla M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
Cambria Hotel Ft Collins
460 reviews
.20 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Collins
541 reviews
.29 km away
Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Collins
73 reviews
1.73 km away
Hampton Inn Ft. Collins
455 reviews
2.13 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 679 nearby restaurants
Cafe Athens
132 reviews
.34 km away
Doug's Day Diner
147 reviews
.34 km away
Original Pancake House
96 reviews
.09 km away
Fuzzy's Taco Shop
104 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 199 nearby attractions
Swetsville Zoo
162 reviews
2.91 km away
Jessup Farm Barrel House
38 reviews
4.54 km away
Fossil Creek Park
40 reviews
3.72 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Benita L
7 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Sparkdog1 | Reviewed this property |
There are picnic tables along the east side of the reservoir at several spots. Go to Larimer County website for more info.
Deb P
17 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Jay M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Deb, They have all types of trails here at Horsetooth from easy to strenuous. You might want to stop at the trails just east of the main entrance by the boat launch. They have some of the best trail maps I have seen... More
5 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from HBwavehunter | Reviewed this property |
No its dirt hiking, not stroller friendly sorry