Horsetooth from Fort Collins
|Elevation||7,259 ft (2,213 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||575 ft (175 m)|
|Location||Larimer County, Colorado, U.S.|
|Topo map||USGS 7.5' topographic map
Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado
The mountain is easily distinguishable by the large rock formation on its summit known as Horsetooth Rock. The formation is a prominent landmark of the nearby city of Fort Collins and often used as a symbol of that city, appearing in the official city seal. The name comes from its distinctive appearance.
The rock was previously on the private property of the Soderburg family. In 1982, it was purchased by the county as an "open space" tax acquisition. It is now a popular destination for hikers as well as mountain bikers, with trails leading to the summit. The summit offers hikers a clear view to the southwest of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker, two rugged mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park.
- "Horsetooth Mountain Open Space". Larimer County.