Priority Area: 
Fort Collins / Loveland Corridor   Map
839.3 Acres


Coyote Ridge Natural Area is open to the public and is an example of a transition zone between grasslands and montane forests sometimes called montane shrublands. This property is located between Loveland and Fort Collins approximately 1 mile south of the Larimer County Landfill on the west side of County Road 19 (Taft Hill Road from Fort Collins - Wilson Street from Loveland).

Management Summary

  Yes No Comments
Permit Required    
Trail Map
  Easy to moderate. The trail is 3 miles roundtrip and is unpaved. It starts flat and climbs several foothills/hogbacks, eventually joining with the 4 mile roundtrip trail on the Rimrock Open Space of Larimer County Parks & Open Lands for a total of 7 miles roundtrip.
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horses
Restrooms   Located one mile from the trailhead at the Cabin.
Drinking fountains   Located one mile from the trailhead at the Cabin.
Dogs allowed    

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Bargain Sales
Fee Simple 84.3 $ 278,500 Larimer Co. - $ 92,833
Fort Collins - $ 185,666
1997 Yes
Fee Simple 315 $ 693,000 Larimer Co. - $ 346,500
Fort Collins - $ 346,500
1995 Yes
Fee Simple 440 $ 924,000 Larimer Co. - $ 100,000
Fort Collins - $ 824,000
1994 Yes

Management Plan

Coyote Ridge Natural Area is managed by the City of Fort Collins.