"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe
© 2006-2021 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.
FreakyFrank - Mar 27, 2012 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2011Fun Hike
Great hike for the morning!
rkymtn - Jan 23, 2012 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2012Hoorsetooth
A fun hike with my wife.
dgrimreaper - Jun 3, 2011 6:01 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2011Done
Climbed on a clear but windy day. Great to get out again.
peterbud - Sep 19, 2010 4:56 pmbike&hike
While being at CSU as an exchange student, we visited this mountain with my friend, approaching the trailhead by bike from Fort Collins. I remember meeting a green snake on the trail but I don't know what species it was.
CSUMarmot - Aug 3, 2010 6:18 pmthird time
I dont know why I dont climb it more often
jczog - Aug 1, 2010 12:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010Nice Afternoon Hike
Found myself with a toothy grin on top :)
big_g - May 17, 2010 10:15 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010Both summits
I scrambled both summits after visiting Horsetooth Falls and seeing my first rattlesnake en route. Very busy park!!
hotelguychris - Mar 4, 2009 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2009First Trip
A fun hike for a January morning. Not as crowded as I expected, but still couldn't go more than 15 minutes without coming across other people. Great place to take out of towners who want a rookie Colorado hiking experience. Fun scramble to the top of the rock.
seeksit - Jan 9, 2009 5:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1970Old time climb
Climbed Horsetooth back when it was private land, part of Soderberg Ranch. Always felt like I was trespassing! There were no real trails on the mountain back then.
kavak - Aug 12, 2008 10:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1995Via Soderberg Trail
The first time I took both of my sons on a summit hike. The youngest was 6 at the time and really enjoyed the scrambling and even more the caterpillars on all the bushes along the way.
MountainHikerCO - Mar 12, 2008 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 1995top rope
This was my first hike up Horsetooth with MountainHikerette. We went up again the next day 11-5-95. We also returned 9-8-96. There was a fixed bolt we set up a top rope on.
MattK - Dec 28, 2007 5:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2005Horsetooth
Wife and I.
spannring29 - Oct 21, 2007 12:59 pmMany times
Fun little hike if you have a couple of hours to spare or friends who are new to hiking.
hans.schenk - Sep 26, 2007 10:15 pmClimbed several times...
I did this while in college at CSU. In 1990, my roommate and I hiked from Allyson Hall, up the hogback, past Horsetooth Reservoir, to the trailhead and up the mountain...and then back. We left at 5am, got back at 5pm, and figured we logged 24 miles. We did it because neither of us had a car, and my roommate didn't have a bike.
HylianHero - Sep 17, 2007 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2007Climb with the family
A climb with the entire family, but only my father, sister, and I made it to the top. A nice scramble at the end, I really enjoyed it. The views from the top were spectacular.
GeorgeJames - Jun 25, 2007 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007Fun and Easy
A must-do if you're going to CSU or live nearby.
FentonForche2 - May 13, 2007 1:47 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2007First Hike from Ft. Collins
Took a late afternoon hike up this one from Fort Collins. Would be a great vantage point for sunset photography if the clouds were arranged favorably. Not sure I'd recommend this for hikers with older dogs. Parts of the final scramble up the rock itself were a bit dicey for him.
Kruck - Mar 26, 2007 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2007Lots of fun ...
... possibilities up there. Went for south tooth, and found some spots trickier than they looked, others easier than they looked. A good afternoon of messing around on rock. Warm day. I immagine this pleasant hike is a nasty sweat-scuker on a 95-degree day.
mountainchris25 - Jan 23, 2007 2:43 amNice hike
Climbed up the service road and scrambled up the rock. It was a fun hike with some nice views.
rasgoat - Dec 31, 2006 1:57 amNice place!
My cousin lives in Fort Collins. Went with a friend and took our bikes, great trails! It was rainy so I did not get the views :(