Blue Sky

Consensus:    (details)
  3.9 from 14 votes
blue  Intermediate from 7 votes
Rank: #3 in the Horsetooth Mountain Park area
#166 in CO, #1,778 Overall
Views: 3,112. Last 30 days: 142
Oct 27 Green - Dry and/or tacky
Trail in the area near Fort Collins,
“A casual and fun trail along the ridge with great views of the foothills.”
Ian Stewart on Apr 4, 2013
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6.210.0 milesKilometers 525’160 m Ascent 5,689’1,734 m High 3% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -570’-174 m Descent 5,345’1,629 m Low 17% Max Grade (10°)
0:57 average time for 7.3 miles. Details

The north end of this trail starts at the Blue Sky trailhead/parking, the south end meets up with Devil's Backbone, and it intersects with Rim Rock Trail around the middle. Indian Summer also branches off of Blue Sky, so there are many possibilities for this trail.

There is one set of steps in the north half of this trail that most people will walk, though advanced riders may be able to find a line. Near the south end of this trail there are steps and obstacles crossing the ridge line that most people will walk. Other than these, the trail is mostly clear of obstacles, doesn't have any very steep grades, and flows incredibly well. With tons of linkup and variations available, Blue Sky is not one to miss.

Note that there are a number of blind corners on Blue Sky and it can be crowded on weekends. Ride safely.
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4.2 (5)
A great way to experience both Horsetooth Mountain Park and Lory State Park.
near Fort Collins, CO
4.2 (6)
Grueling uphill leads to some insanely good technical downhill and flowing si...
near Fort Collins, CO
4.1 (21)
A short and casual ride, perfect for those after-work excursions.
near Fort Collins, CO

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PHOTOS of Blue Sky
  3.5 from 2 votes
Rainy day on the Blue Sky Trail. (Loveland, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Fun downhill on Devil's Backbone Loop trail! (Loveland, CO)
  3.3 from 4 votes
Be alert for rattlesnakes on this trail. This one was kind of aggressive. (Loveland, CO)
  3.0 from 4 votes
View South At Rim Rock Intersection (Loveland, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Between the rocks on Blue Sky trail (Fort Collins, CO)