Hiking Eagle’s Nest Open Space near Fort Collins, Colorado
Fort Collins, Colorado was Editor’s Choice of Outside Magazine for Outside’s Best Towns 2013.
I have been living and enjoying outdoor activities in Fort Collins for 24 years – kayak, canoe, SUP paddling, biking, hiking, inline skating. Somehow, I don’t participate in “beer culture”, although, I have one beer picture (Blue Paddle) in this blog.
The picture used by Outside Magazine comes from my spring hiking in Eagle’s Nest Open Space northwest of Fort Collins. It is one of my solitude in mountains self portraits. You can find more pictures from that area in my portfolio. I visit Eagle Nest Rock mostly in winter when Soapstone and Red Mountain areas, my recent favorite destinations for hiking and mountain biking, are closed.
Eagle’s Nest Open Space in Larimer County Parks website:
Eagle’s Nest Open Space’s 755 acres offer river access for anglers and almost 5 miles of trails for hikers and equestrians. The local landmark Eagle’s Nest Rock has been home to nesting golden eagles for over a hundred years!
Along the North Fork of the Cache La Poudre River, this open space has breathtaking views of the Laramie Foothills. Mountain mahogany foothills interspersed with rabbitbrush and ponderosa pine provide diverse habitat for deer, elk, coyote, mountain lion, black bear, and small mammals.