Property: Coyote Ridge Natural Area
Priority Area: Fort Collins / Loveland Corridor
Size: 839.3 acres
Wildlife habitat is
protected at Coyote Ridge.
The Coyote Ridge trail offers
real opportunities for recreation
close to Fort Collins.
(Photos by Dan Schmeh)
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).
|*||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.|
|Restrooms||*||Located one mile from the trailhead at the Cabin.|
|Drinking fountains||*||Located one mile from the trailhead at the Cabin.|
Coyote Ridge Natural Area is managed by the City of Fort Collins.
|Type of Acquisition||#Acres||Property
|Fee Simple||84.3||$ 278,500||Larimer Co. - $ 92,833
Fort Collins - $ 185,666
|Fee Simple||315||$ 693,000||Larimer Co. - $ 346,500
Fort Collins - $ 346,500
|Fee Simple||440||$ 924,000||Larimer Co. - $ 100,000
Fort Collins - $ 824,000