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Foothills Trail

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 3.6 (11)

A tour of the foothills just outside Fort Collins, CO.


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Map Key

8.5

Miles

13.6

KM

Point to Point

5,655' 1,724 m

High

5,103' 1,555 m

Low

993' 303 m

Up

1,109' 338 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is very popular and you can hike it from south to north or north to south. Park at either Dixon Reservoir or Claymore Lake to hike the full length, or use some of the many connector trails to create loops.

Through the Maxwell Natural Area section there are some technical areas with skinny singletrack and significant obstacles. Other than these two areas, the trail is mostly smooth single and doubletrack with awesome views.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

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Maxwell Natural Area
Feb 18, 2015 near Laporte, CO
Maxwell Natural Area
Feb 18, 2015 near Laporte, CO
This photo is the view looking back to the northwest just before cresting the hill and going down to the east.
Jun 10, 2015 near Laporte, CO

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May 24, 2020
Paul A
Leo's first real hike! He did great. Walked almost 2mi of it. — 11h 00m
Sep 15, 2019
Brittany Marschman
Jul 4, 2019
Paula Grace
Incredible place to watch fireworks! 4mi
Sep 24, 2018
Jason Boak
Apr 17, 2018
Kendra Dunn
only hiked first 3 miles and back 6mi
Apr 15, 2018
Dana Gee McClellan
May 31, 2017
Keith McCue