Horsetooth Reservoir is nearly six and half miles long when full. The park is surrounded by 1,900 acres of public lands, in foothills west of Fort Collins.
It’s managed by Larimer County. It’s open year round and you can find loads of things to do at this norther Colorado park. Multi-use trails surround the lake. The fishing and boating are outstanding. And the campsites are as scenic as they come convenient.
Additional hiking opportunities can be found at Lory State Park, located on the other side of the lake. It’s just a few minute drive from the park.
Biking: Several miles of multi-use trails
Boating: Open to power boats of all types including jet and water skis. Capacity is usually reached during summer weekends.
- Boat rentals available at the Inlet Bay Marina. 4314 South Shoreline Dr, Fort Collins, inletbaymarina.com
Camping: Both electric and non-electric campsites open year round, $15-$30 per night. Waterfront camper cabins for $60 per night.
Fishing: Shore and boat fishing; flies, lure and bait permitted. Walleye, Small-mouth bass, perch and trout are common.
Hiking: There are a number of trails along the foothills in Larimer County, open to hiking, biking and horse rides.
Horseback Riding: Permitted.
Rock Climbing: Permitted.
Swimming: Permitted at swim beaches only.
Address: Fort Collins
Season: Year round
Pets: Yes, on-leash
Fees: $6-7/vehicle entry, + $7 boat trailer
Map: Horsetooth Reservoir | Trail Map (PDF)