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.
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.