Reservoir Ridge Natural Area

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Reservoir Ridge Natural Area

Photo: Rick Reeser

This popular hiking trail includes grassland, mountain mahogany shrub steppe, and some ponderosa pine habitats. There are three entrances, but the trail from the parking lot on Overland Trail Road passed through an area that can host Bobolinks during summer months. This has been one of the most (if not the only) reliable places to find Bobolinks in Larimer County.

County: Larimer

Directions: From I-25: exit at CO 14/Mulberry Street and go west until it ends at Overland Trail Drive. Go north on Overland to the Reservoir Ridge Natural Area trailhead on the east. Another trailhead is available at Michaud Lane. Continue north on Overland Trail and after the curve to the west, Overland Trail will curve north; continue straight onto Michaud Lane to the parking lot. To access the west side of Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, head south on Overland Trail to CR 42C/Centennial Drive and go west. Centennial Drive will curve south and then curve north. Continue north past Horsetooth Reservoir to access the thirds Reservoir Ridge trailhead, on the east side of the road.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations.

Parking: Gravel parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Fort Collins

Handicapped Access: Minimal access

Latitude: 40.606901
Longitude: -105.135571

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
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