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Pineridge Natural Area

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Reservoir/Foothills Loop

Area Fort Collins
Park/Forest Pineridge Natural Area
Trailhead Pineridge Parking Area
Distance Roundtrip 2.0 Miles
Elevation Start 5216 ft
Elevation Gain ≈ 34 ft
Features Reservoir, Foothills
Dogs Allowed? Yes, on leash


Pineridge Natural Area is a popular area on the edge of Fort Collins. It has 7 miles of interconnected trails. You can see the reservoir, foothills, prairie dog colonies and the city from this natural area.

The stats are for the popular loop around Dixon Reservoir, taking the Reservoir Loop Trail and connecting to the Foothills Trail back to the parking area.

Directions info

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Off County Rd 42C about 0.25 miles south of Hughes Stadium. Other parking areas are off Horsetooth Rd and at Maxwell Natural Area.


Fort Collins Pineridge Natural Area Page
Trail Map PDF


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