The Maxwell Natural Area on the western fringes of Fort Collins, CO has a trail system that runs along the foothills of the eastern shore of Horsetooth Reservoir featuring magnificent views of the city to the east and mountains to the west. This area connects to the trails in the Pineridge Natural Area to the south.

When Open? Area Acres Operated By
Year-round; 5AM to 11PM 290 acres City of Fort Collins Parks
Dogs Allowed? Miles of Trail Max/Min Elev (ft)
Dogs allowed on leash 11 5,180ft - 5,770ft

Maxwell Natural Area Trail and Map Finder

Area Hiking Trails:
1 - Foothills Alt Trail
2 - Foothills Alt Trail 2
3 - Horsetooth Area Trails 5
4 - Powell Access Trail
Area Trailheads:
1 - Horsetooth Trailhead
2 - Maxwell Natural Area Trailhead
3 - Powell Access Trail
4 - Trailhead
Area Campgrounds: