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Foothills - Maxwell Loop

Consensus:    (details)
 3.8 from 10 votes
blue  Intermediate from 4 votes
Rank: #5 in the Fort Collins area
#116 in CO, #820 Overall
Views: 2,475. Last 30 days: 227
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Condition:
Jul 21 Green - Dry
Featured Ride near Fort Collins,  area, 
“A great after work flowy/technical singletrack ride with amazing views of Horsetooth Reservoir.”
Bryan Vernetson on Jun 28, 2013
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5.79.1 milesKilometers 787’240 m Ascent 5,664’1,726 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
70% Singletrack -787’-240 m Descent 5,190’1,582 m Low 17% Max Grade (10°)
Restrictions
This trail is rideable all year, but can close due to muddy conditions after snow.
Overview
1:15 average time for 7.2 miles. Details

Great short ride with flowing singletrack and some technical uphill sections. All rideable and a blast to ride after work with friends. Great views of Horsetooth Reservoir and Lory State Park across the way.
Description
Park at Maxwell Natural Area and ride north behind Hughes Stadium. You cross over the Foothills Trail and continue up through a small valley to Rotary Park past the "A". Then ride up to the overlook north of Rotary's parking lot and link up with the Shoreline trail that dips down to the reservoir and continues north.

Once you make it to the parking lot with swimming area you'll double back and head south back to the meadow at the top of the Maxwell uphill section. Head back down the way you came back to the Maxwell Natural Area parking lot.
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COMMENTS
OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
4.2 (5)
A great way to experience both Horsetooth Mountain Park and Lory State Park.
near Fort Collins, Colorado
4.2 (5)
Grueling uphill leads to some insanely good technical downhill and flowing si...
near Fort Collins, Colorado
4.1 (16)
A short and casual ride, perfect for those after-work excursions.
near Fort Collins, Colorado

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PHOTOS of Foothills - Maxwell Loop
 3.0 from 4 votes
The view south from near the top of Maxwell Trail (Fort Collins, Colorado)
 3.0 from 3 votes
Riding next to Horsetooth. (Fort Collins, Colorado)
 2.8 from 4 votes
Panoramic of Horsetooth Reservoir from Rotary park. (Fort Collins, Colorado)
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