Hiking Horsetooth Falls Trail

Horsetooth Falls Trail

After asking many Denver locals for suggestions on what we should do while we were in Colorado, we noticed that everyone would tell us the same thing… “do something outdoors!” At this point I’m just going to throw it out there, I am not an outdoorsy kinda of person. I enjoy sightseeing, taking photos, but the high elevation of Colorado + female monthly problems + the heat (it was in the high 80s that day lots of people were hiking in bathing suits) = a very cranky Jen. Even with all of that combined, I knew that we could not pass up hiking in Colorado. Reluctantly, I agreed to go something outdoorsy… LOL

Since we were in Fort Collins, Jon’s cousins drove us to Horsetooth Mountain Park, and we all hiked the Horsetooth Falls Trail. This trail was 5800ft at its highest point and was about 2.5 miles round trip. It was steep, sometimes very narrow, and had nothing on the sides to catch us if we fell. While I whined all the way to and back from the waterfall, Jon’s cousins were saints and put up with all of it with a smile. Just imagine a person afraid of heights, not in hiking shoes, had Los Angeles lungs breathing in high elevation, wore jeans, extremely hormonal, and hiking in 80+ degree weather. They were saints I tell ya…absolute saints…hahahaha.

belgian malinois hiking

Here’s Jon’s cousins’ Belgian Malinois named Veronica, getting ready for the hike. She was such a trooper and was so good at finding the proper footing for the path.

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