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Foothills Trail

Intermediate

Trail

8.5 mile 13.6 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 993' 303 m
Descent: -1,109' -338 m
High: 5,655' 1,724 m
Low: 5,103' 1,555 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

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

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is very popular and you can run it from south to north or north to south. Park at either Dixon Reservoir or Claymore Lake to run the full length, or use some of the many connector trails to create loops.

Through the Maxwell Natural Area section there are some technical areas with skinny singletrack and significant obstacles. Other than these two areas, the trail is mostly smooth single and doubletrack with awesome views.

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Jun 24, 2018
Max Walker
Oct 12, 2017
Amy White
4mi
Jun 10, 2017
Efrain Nava
Jun 10, 2017
Kristina Ostrowski
Mar 8, 2017
Kayla Dome
SUPER windy first mile and a half. What a great training trail though! Completely dry today. 5mi
Aug 17, 2016
JonathanC
Started at Dixon Reservoir, out and back. 7mi
Aug 13, 2016
Ashley Chen
Started at Reservoir. First time out-and-back 6.5mi — 1h 32m

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  3.6 from 10 votes

#9358

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#853

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Maxwell Natural Area
Feb 18, 2015 near Laporte, CO
Maxwell Natural Area
Feb 18, 2015 near Laporte, CO
This photo is the view looking back to the northwest just before cresting the hill and going down to the east.
Jun 10, 2015 near Laporte, CO

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