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Arapahoe Bend Loop

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2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers


75%

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14' 4 m

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-14' -4 m

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4,855' 1,480 m

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4,847' 1,477 m

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Shared By Mojie Nixon

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A mostly dirt tour around the Arapahoe Bend Natural Area.

Mojie Nixon

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly Easy, flat, and accessible within town.

Check the kiosk at the parking area for any restrictions or closures.

Overview

Arapahoe Bend is a city-owned natural area on the SE side of Fort Collins with easy riding and assorted ponds.

Need to Know

You'll like encounter other visitors on this multi-use trail like hikers, trail runners, anglers, dog-walkers, and equestrian riders.

Description

Overall, this is an easy, flat cruise around the ponds. The trails run alongside the Cache La Poudre River and wind around a set of ponds surrounded by woods and fields. Although there is a hum of traffic from nearby I-25, the area provides a scenic and relaxing experience, and is a great place to spot birds and other wildlife.

History & Background

A huge cottonwood tree originally located in this area was used as a meeting place by the Arapahoe Tribe, detail here. Remains of the historic Strauss cabin (built by Robert Strauss in the 1860s) can still be viewed near the Rigden Reservoir Trail.

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