Fort Collins, CO: Colorado Front Range, Towers Trail Hike

May 28, 2023 8:30AM


There are two options for getting to the Trailhead: Option 1: Meet at 7:45 AM at JJ's Country Corner to Carpool to the Trailhead (4015 South Taft Hill, Fort Collins). Option 2: Meet at the Soderberg Trailhead at 3903 Shoreline Drive, Fort Collins, at 8:30 AM MDT. There is limited parking at the trailhead, and no parking is allowed on the road or nearby. This is a popular trailhead for hiking, mountain biking and running.

Cost Shared cost of entry fee of $10/car if carpooling; No cost with Annual Pass

Event Contact Melissa Stapf | Email


This is a 6.6 mile out and back hike along a dirt double-track service road (1,624 ft elevation gain) to the southern tower. This hike has steep grades–with an average grade of 10% and a maximum grade of 23%. This is for the fit, intermediate, well-trained hiker. This is not a hike for an un-fit hiker. There is a restroom at the trailhead. Be sure to bring lots of water, a hat, sunscreen, snacks for along the trail, rain gear and always dress in layers. You may want to consider trekking poles if balance and footing is a concern as there is loose gravel and scree. But getting to the peak is well worth the hike as there are excellent vies of Fort Collins and Horsetooth Lake at the top.