Horsetooth Mountain Open Space – Dog Hiking
Elevation: 5,430 to 7,255
29 Miles Natural Terrain
The scenic 2,711-acre Horsetooth Mountain Open Space (consisting of Culver, Soderberg, and Hughey Open Spaces) covers elevations from 5,430 to 7,255 feet. Its 29 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails connect to the Blue Sky Trail and Lory State Park trails.
The outstanding Horsetooth Rock is a familiar local landmark visible from the plains. Known for Horsetooth Falls in the Spring, and for tremendous Front Range views, this Open Space is very popular with hikers.
Drinking water is available at the trailhead. Be sure to carry enough for you and your dog(s). Horsetooth Mountain Open Space requires entrance permits, is open year round, and is located west of Horsetooth Reservoir, 4 miles from Fort Collins and 12 miles Northwest of Loveland.
Horsetooth Falls is 2.25 miles and is a 1.5 to 3 hour roundtrip hike.
Soderburg Trail to Spring Creek to the end of the Wathen Trail is 4 miles and is a2-4 hour roundtrip hike. See the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space Trail Map and brochure.
Mule deer, black bear, bobcat, foxes and coyotes are fairly common sightings in the area. Mountain Lions also reside year-round within Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Keeping kids close and dogs on leash is always advised. Likewise, avoid hiking in early morning hours and at dusk as a precaution against predators.
Horsetooth Mountain Trailhead is open 24 hours a day; Soderberg Open Space Trailhead is open dawn to dusk.
Contact us today to schedule this hike or reserve our pet sitting or dog walking services!