Foothills Trail

 10 votes

8.7 Miles 13.9 Kilometers

Singletrack

883' 269 m

Ascent

-1,023' -312 m

Descent

5,659' 1,725 m

High

5,104' 1,556 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Unknown

5,659' 1,725 m

High

5,104' 1,556 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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

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You can ride south to north or north to south since the trail rides well in either direction. You can park at Dixon Reservoir or Claymore Lake and ride the full length or you could start in the middle and do two out and back rides as well to spice it up and get a good mix of ascent and descent.

In between College Lake and Reservoir Ridge there are some pretty technical sections for the uphill and steep downhill.

Through the Maxwell area section there are some technical areas with skinny singletrack and significant obstacles, but all doable for an intermediate rider.

Other than these two areas, the trail is flowing single and doubletrack with good speed and awesome views.

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Sep 20, 2015
julia forsthoff
There are many steep rocks that are hard to cross over, multiple areas of stair steppers and loose gravel. Definitely harder than a blue 8.5mi — 2h 30m
Jun 26, 2015
Vic Dillahay
Jun 23, 2015
Nick Larson
8.5mi
Jun 18, 2015
Nick Larson
this is a great ride!
Oct 16, 2014
Mitchell Jouse
7.5mi — 1h 24m
Aug 25, 2014
Geoff Baker
Aug 15, 2014
DeWitt Van Siclen
Jun 5, 2014
Charlie Stump
This trail has steep rocky sections that require extreme technical skills; a lot harder than a blue rating.

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  3.1 from 9 votes

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in Colorado

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