Spring Canyon Park is one of Colorado’s best and most beautiful urban parks. The 100-acre community park nestles against Pine Ridge on the western edge of Fort Collins, offering gorgeous mountain views. Spring Canyon (opened in 2007) has recreational facilities for every interest. The park at the end of West Horsetooth Road has three lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, four picnic shelters, three ball fields, various sports fields for soccer and football, a horseshoe pit, volleyball courts, a skateboard park, a free-ride mountain bike course, a great dog park, an inline hockey rink, an interactive water feature, and Inspiration Playground, the state’s first handicap accessible playground. The park, with a couple miles of paved trails, also offers access to Spring Creek Trail, Pine Ridge Natural Area and nearby Cottonwood Glen Park. The Veterans Plaza in the south part of the park honors military men and women tied to northern Colorado.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Stewart M. Green