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Foothills Trail

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 3.7 (12)

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


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Map Key

8.5

Miles

13.6

KM

92%

Runnable

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 run it from south to north or north to south. Park at either Dixon Reservoir or Claymore Lake to run 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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  3.7 from 12 votes

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#966

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#10,924

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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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Apr 30, 2022
Andrew Raether
Sunny and dry!! 3 miles up, 3 miles down 6mi
Nov 30, 2020
Andrew Raether
Just did the first 2.25 miles, then the return. Killer hill! Just had to dodge the mountain bikers. 4.5mi — 0h 46m
May 23, 2020
Tim Chapman
Great flat 4 4mi
May 23, 2020
Denae Chapman
First time here, ran with trevor! 6mi
Jun 24, 2018
Max Walker
Oct 12, 2017
Amy White
4mi
Jun 10, 2017
Efrain Nava
Jun 10, 2017
Kristina Ostrowski