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Foothills Trail

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 3.1 (40)

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


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Map Key

9.3

Miles

15.0

KM

Singletrack

5,659' 1,725 m

High

5,104' 1,556 m

Low

904' 276 m

Up

1,008' 307 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

BryanV Vernetson with improvements by Steve Shallenberg

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  3.1 from 40 votes

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Trail Rankings

#275

in Colorado

#1,497

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Photos

Looking northwest at Horsetooth - summer 2020 during the fires.
Oct 12, 2020 near Laporte, CO
The post that separates Foothill and Maxwell trails. Go right and up the hill to Rotary Parking lot. Cross over CR23
Jun 16, 2020 near Laporte, CO
Head left on the re-entry to foothills trail, down hill and next to the lake all the way back.
Jun 16, 2020 near Laporte, CO
The first of a few rock stairways as you head back to Sunrise Parking lot.
Jun 16, 2020 near Laporte, CO
The view south from near the top of Maxwell Trail
Jul 20, 2013 near Laporte, CO
Maxwell Natural Area
Nov 25, 2015 near Laporte, CO

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May 30, 2020
Hunter Ruth
Very tech and tight made for lots of hike a bike 5mi — 1h 30m
May 17, 2020
Jakub Štampach
May 16, 2020
Marcin Gliszewski
Mar 25, 2020
Jimmy Duckworth
9.3mi
Dec 11, 2019
Grayson Barber
Aug 28, 2019
Simpy San
Aug 12, 2019
Antonio Romero
2h 58m
Aug 6, 2019
Jordan Kushner
7.8mi — 2h 00m