Of all the wonders of our world, in Fort Collins we have the Horsetooth Reservoir, 50 reasons to love it.

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100 REASONS TO LOVE HORSETOOTH

  • Nearly 7 miles long, north-south, and half a mile wide
  • A supplementary source of municipal water for Fort Collins and other communities
  • Easy on-off access for boats, kayaks, canoes and more
  • 25 miles of shoreline, in normal water level times
  • It's name comes from a rock formation that sits above the body of water
  • The story behind Horsetooth involves an American Indian Legend, when the then 'Land of Contentment' came to be known as Horsetooth when an Indian Chef battled a giant, turning him to stone
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Water skiing
  • Wakesurfing
  • Camping
  • Picnicking
  • James at Horsetooth D Dennison
  • Tubing/Rafting
  • Staying in cabins
  • Dog friendly
  • Marina with rentals and extras
  • Wedding area
  • Reunion gatherings
  • Over a handful of cozy coves
  • Shoulders Lory State Park
  • 3 Boat ramps
  • Port a Potty's
  • Horsetooth Sunset D Dennison

     

  • Over 80 years old
  • Bouldering, some of the best around
  • RV spots
  • Showers
  • Pet friendly
  • Swim beaches
  • Horseback riding trails
  • Annual park passes good for a full year from date of purchase
  • Quick drive and short distance from many locations
  • Horsetooth D Dennison
  • Reasonable day passes
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Friendly staff
  • Cycling
  • As of July 29, 2014 99.2% full
  • Boating allowed from May, typically, to the end of October
  • Walleye
  • Sunbathing
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Covered areas
  • Scuba diving
  • Wildlife conservation classes
  • Memories
  • Lazy Days