Horsetooth Mountain

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Horsetooth Mountain
Horsetooth Mountain seen from Fort Collins, Colorado.jpg
Horsetooth from Fort Collins
Elevation 7,259 ft (2,213 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 575 ft (175 m)[2]
Location
Horsetooth Mountain is located in Colorado
Horsetooth Mountain
Horsetooth Mountain
Colorado
Location Larimer County, Colorado, U.S.
Range Front Range
Coordinates 40°32′22″N 105°11′48″W / 40.53944°N 105.19667°W / 40.53944; -105.19667Coordinates: 40°32′22″N 105°11′48″W / 40.53944°N 105.19667°W / 40.53944; -105.19667[1]
Topo map USGS Horsetooth Reservoir
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble

Horsetooth Mountain is a mountain in the foothills of the Front Range west of the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, from which it is easily visible.

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.

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  1. ^ a b "Horsetooth". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Horsetooth Mountain, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 

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