Lory State Park (@ 2 miles) – borders Horsetooth reservoir, horseback riding and trails, connects to Horsetooth Mtn Park and Blue Sky trail to Devil’s Backbone Open Space (15 mile off road trail!).
Horsetooth Mtn Park (15 miles by car, close hiking, biking access through Lory State Pk) - trails, horseback riding, mtn biking. Incredible views of Longs Peak and Rocky Mtn National Park
Horsetooth Reservior ( 2 miles)- 15 mile long lake with boat rentals and loading ramps
Cache le Poudre Wilderness (13 miles)– secluded, 500,000 acre playground at head of Rist Canyon Road, access at Stove Prairie School; hike, fish, ski, mtn bikes allowed on Stove Prairie Rd.
Cache le Poudre Canyon (4 miles) – trout highway, outstanding whitewater…all classes, rafting and kayaking; Mishawaka Inn (stream side restaurant, bar, and outdoor music venue; mtn bike and hiking trails galore, access to Cameron Pass
Pengree Park (access 15 miles up Poudre Canyon; or 25 miles over Pengree Pass) – BEAUTIFUL