Property: Culver Open Space (Horsetooth Mountain Park)
Priority Area: Buckhorn / Redstone
Size: 287.9 acres
Encroaching development threatens
wildlife habitat as well as Horsetooth Mtn.
Park. Culver Open Space will
help mitigate that threat.
This open space continues to preserve
scenic views near and around
(Photos by Charlie Johnson)
If you are looking for some incredible vistas close to town as you hike, then head to Horsetooth Mountain Park. The Culver Open Space is immediately adjacent to the southwestern border of Horsetooth Mountain Park and the southern border of Culver Open Space. It is managed as part of the Horsetooth Mountain Park, and although there are no trails that currently pass through this area, you will appreciate the scenic views and occasional glimpses of wildlife as you look to the southwest from the existing trails. Horsetooth Mountain Park trailhead is located immediately off CR 38 E approximately 5 - 6 miles west of the intersection of Harmony and Taft Hill in Fort Collins. More information about Horsetooth Mountain Park can be found online.
||*||Trails in Horsetooth Mountain Park|
|Restrooms||*||Located at the trailhead|
|Drinking fountains||*||Located at the Horsetooth Mountain Park Trailhead|
|Dogs allowed||*||Dogs must be leashed at all times.|
The management plan for the Culver Open Space will be completed in conjunction with an update of the Horsetooth Mountain Park's Resource Management Plan in 2005. Current management activities include weed control and working with Colorado State Forest Service in the development of a Forest Stewardship plan.
|Type of Acquisition||#Acres||Property
|Fee Simple||287.9||$ 1,500,000||Larimer Co. - $ 1,175,000
GOCO* - $ 325,000
* Great Outdoors Colorado