Spring Creek Trail – Dog Hiking
6.6 miles of paved trail
Spring Creek Trail is a dog-friendly trail that follows Spring Creek through various parks in Fort Collins. This is a paved trail and serves year-round for bike commuters, joggers and folks walking their dogs.
The trail currently extends from West Drake Road to the confluence of Spring Creek and the Poudre River where it joins the Poudre Trail.
The Spring Creek Trail also extends through a new underpass off Taft Hill Road.
This highly popular trail continues to Spring Canyon Community Park and the Pineridge Natural Area and is funded from Conservation Trust (Lottery) revenue through the City of Fort Collins.
Spring Creek itself is a tributary of the Cache La Poudre River. It begins north of Horsetooth Mountain within Horsetooth Mountain Park just east of Fort Collins and flows into Horsetooth Resevoir. After leaving Horsetooth Resevoir out of Spring Canyon Dam, Spring Creek flows through central Fort Collins just south of Colorado State University.
This is a great city trail for dog walking, being maintained by the city year-round. There are no trail usage fees and the trail has good cell phone reception and visibility.