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Coyote Ridge Natural Area

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Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO
+1 970-416-2815
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Fun hike our first in one in Colorado!

Visiting friends in the area, they suggested this for our first hike. Beautiful early morning! We... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Portland, Oregon
via mobile
Great moderate effort hike with a gorgeous view at the top

12 of us hiked it, some with virtually no hiking experience. Aside from a few stops to catch our... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, CO
+1 970-416-2815
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting friends in the area, they suggested this for our first hike. Beautiful early morning! We saw prairie dogs, deer, a burrowing owl and even a rattlesnake. We encountered other hikers and some mountain bikers, all were very friendly. Amazing views from the ridge top...More

Thank OregonScooter
Reviewed 2 June 2017

12 of us hiked it, some with virtually no hiking experience. Aside from a few stops to catch our breath (we're all flatlanders), it was an easy hike. The view of the valley at the top is well worth the trip. The prairie dog town...More

Thank Brian_Smith_Indy
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have hiked on the trails a number of times, and always enjoy this natural area. During the summer, we make sure we go early because there isn't much shade and it can get very hot. However, hiking up the ridge to view the other...More

1  Thank Lauri R
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were hiking over to the Devil's Backbone open space, doing a car swap. We started at Coyote Ridge and while the hike was strenuous if was enjoyable. You cross over a ridge, go into a valley, then over another ridge.

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 20 October 2016

There is ample parking just off the road. The first half mile is a flat maintained gravel path. This is a great walk if you need some light exercise or if you need to acclimate yourself or guests to the altitude. There are usually some...More

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The people, like Brett at the front desk, will be helped to find places to see and help make sure your stay to be enjoyable!

Thank JimmyTucker
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This trail is both hard and easy. Starts out easy and when you're heading up the second bluff - the rocky trail becomes more difficult! Two plus miles one way, so make sure you have water and sunscreen - there's very little shade. And go...More

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 2 July 2016

four mile trail to the top of coyote ridge. wildlife: saw one snake, heard a rattler. prairie dogs a plenty, red tail hawk, rabbits, butterflies. like to get back in the late evening and see mule deer and the possibility of a mountain lion. if...More

1  Thank kurmjustkurm
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Nice hike, not difficult and did not seem overly crowded. Able to rest and listen to the animals running around. If you are searching for a diversion from stress, this is a nice break.

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Coyote Ridge is a fairly easy hike for the mobile. Popular with runners and mountain bikers so be aware that you are sharing the trail. Dog friendly on leash. There are also paved walkways for handicap accessibility.

1  Thank sped_artTeacher
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Ashley H
4 July 2017|
Response from Sandy S | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge for parking at the Coyote Ridge Trail head.