September 2021: Horsetooth Mountain Park & Reservoir's Stunning Vistas

September 2021: Horsetooth Mountain Park & Reservoir's Stunning Vistas

September at Horsetooth Mountain Park & Reservoir was a month of vibrant colors, serene moments, and pure outdoor bliss.

As summer transitioned into fall, the park showcased a unique blend of activities and sights. Let's take a visual journey through some of the month's best moments.

morning view of Horsetooth Reservoir

Photo Cred: @franknovotny

There's nothing quite like a Colorado sunset, and this shot proves it. From atop the mountain, the view of the Horsetooth reservoir is breathtaking. The sky, painted in shades of orange, yellow, and purple, creates a vibe that's both tranquil and exhilarating.

top of horsetooth mountains

Photo Cred: @french.hudson

Ever had one of those moments where you just need to pause and take it all in? This guy gets it. Standing atop the mountain, he's soaking in the beauty, feeling the breeze, and probably counting his blessings for being in such a place.

surfing at horsetooth reservoir

Photo Cred: @rudy_muller

Surf's up at Horsetooth Reservoir! Riding the waves created by speed boats, it's a thrill that's hard to match. Whether you're a pro or just trying it out, the reservoir's waters promise a good time.

horsetooth mountain top view

Photo Cred: @rachelizabethmcginley

From this vantage point, the Horsetooth reservoir looks vast and endless. With a gentle breeze and perfect weather, it's a sight that captures the essence of September in Colorado.

having fun at horsetooth reservoir

Photo Cred: @bremmyworld

The reservoir isn't just for gazing; it's for playing too! From swimming to kayaking, folks are making the most of the last warm days of the year. It's a scene of pure joy and adventure.

A big shoutout to our local community for capturing and sharing these moments. It's through your lenses that we get to relive the magic of September over and over again. Visit our Instagram account to see more.  

September Adventures at Horsetooth Mountain Park & Reservoir

September in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a time of transition, where summer's warmth meets autumn's cool embrace. And there's no better place to experience this blend than at Horsetooth Mountain Park and Reservoir. Here's a roundup of activities to immerse yourself in:


Horsetooth Reservoir boasts a variety of hiking trails, catering to both novices and seasoned hikers. Traverse these paths to uncover the region's stunning vistas. Every step promises a blend of exercise and visual delight.


Fancy a night under the stars? The reservoir offers prime camping spots. Set up your tent, light a campfire, and let the gentle sounds of nature lull you to sleep.


The expansive waters of Horsetooth Reservoir are a boater's dream. Whether you own a vessel or wish to rent one, the reservoir is the perfect place to set sail and indulge in some water fun.


Anglers, rejoice! The reservoir is teeming with a variety of fish species. Cast a line and wait for that exhilarating tug. It's relaxation and thrill, all in one.

Kayaking and Paddleboarding

For those who prefer a quieter water experience, kayaking and paddleboarding are the way to go. Paddle through calm waters, with the scenic beauty of the reservoir as your backdrop.


Gather your loved ones, pack a basket, and head to one of the designated picnic spots. It's the perfect setting for a leisurely meal, laughter, and creating memories.

Rock Climbing

For the adrenaline junkies, the east side of the reservoir offers rock climbing challenges. Scale the heights and get a unique perspective of the landscape below.

Beyond the reservoir, the adventure doesn't stop. Nearby attractions like Cache la Poudre River Canyon and the iconic Rocky Mountain National Park beckon. Each offers a unique blend of trails, views, and experiences, ensuring your September is packed with outdoor wonders. So, gear up and dive into the myriad of activities that await!

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