Priority Area: 
Laramie Foothills   Map
827 Acres
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Eagle's Nest Open Space, near Livermore, is a 'working landscape' and you will easily be able imagine that you have traveled back in time to the old west.  Some of the best traditions from the olden days have been carried forward to the present so don't be afraid to tip your hat to people you meet on the trail!  Mountain mahogany foothills interspersed with rabbitbrush and ponderosa pine, in addition to providing a diverse habitat for fauna such as deer, elk, coyote, mountain lion, black bear, and small mammals, provide an impressive visual backdrop to already incredible views.  

There will be some seasonal closures to protect nesting golden eagles.  Please watch for notices at the trailhead.

Management Summary

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Permit Required *    
Trails *   An easy to moderate trail of approximately 5 miles round trip is planned.
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horses
Restrooms *    
Drinking fountains   *  
Dogs allowed *   Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Property Information

Resource experts developed the management plan for the Eagle's Nest Open Space with the help of extensive public input. The detailed plan emphasizes the protection of the diverse habitat at this open space

Management Plan

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Bargain Sales
Fee Simple 755 $ 2,000,000 Larimer Co. - $ 1,711,000
GOCO* - $ 200,000
Legacy Land Trust - $ 89,000
2001 Yes
Conservation Easement 72   Larimer Co - $ 0
Landowner - $ 54,500
2002 No

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