CANCELED: Get to Know Horsetooth Mountain Open Space: Ecology

This program is canceled due to the weather. It has been rescheduled for August 22, 2024. Check back for updates. 


The patchwork of habitats found in the foothills life zone supports a large variety of life in one place: Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Explore what lives here and why! We'll learn about how elevation, precipitation, slope, and more influence the diversity of life present at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.

This is the third in a series of hikes at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space centered on getting to know this wonderful place better. Hikes are held on the second Thursday of the month from May-August- check out the calendar to register for future hikes! Topics include ecology, geology, history, and how Larimer County Department of Natural Resources manages this property.

This hike will be moderately difficult, traveling over unpaved trails, uneven surfaces, and may include mud. Participants will travel to Horsetooth Falls and back (approximately 3 miles). Registration is required. Horsetooth Mountain Open Space charges a fee of $10 for a day pass.

Participants should bring:
Sun protection (sunglasses, hat, sunscreen)
Wear comfortable hiking/walking shoes (closed-toe recommended)
Insect repellant (optional)
Clothing appropriate for the weather
Backpack (to carry it all)

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Start Date has passed
Public Program
Location Info: 
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
Contact Name: 
Ellen Harris
Contact Phone: 
(970) 498-5629
Per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Larimer County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability who need assistance. Services can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please email or call (970) 498-5967 or Relay Colorado 711. "Walk-in" requests for auxiliary aids and services will be honored to the extent possible but may be unavailable if advance notice is not provided.