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Carter Lake

Carter Lake is a 1,100-acre reservoir surrounded by 1,000 acres of public lands and is popular for fishing, sailing, camping, swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing, and water skiing.

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Devil's Backbone Open Space

The 2198-acre Devil's Backbone Open Space provides abundant opportunities on a seven-mile trail for outdoor recreation including hiking, running, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, observing nature, as well as enjoying close-up inspection of the rock outcrop and long vistas of the area, while on the trail.

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Eagle's Nest Open Space

Eagle's Nest Open Space, near Livermore, provides breathtaking views of the Laramie Foothills. Along the North Fork of the Cache La Poudre River you will discover the mountain mahogany foothills interspersed with rabbitbrush and ponderosa pine, which provide a diverse habitat for fauna such as deer, elk, coyote, mountain lion, black bear, and small mammals.

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Flatiron Reservoir

Flatiron Reservoir is 47 acres of water surrounded by 200 acres of public land. It is located northwest of Carter Lake.

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Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space

Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space was created through a partnership with the City of Fort Collins, preserving 843 acres.

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Horsetooth Mountain Park

Horsetooth Mountain Park, along with Horsetooth Open Space (consisting of Culver, Soderberg and Hughey Open Spaces), is a scenic 2,711 acre park located on the west side of Horsetooth Reservoir.

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Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir is 1,900 acres of water surrounded by 2,000 acres of public land. It is popular for fishing, boating, water-skiing, and camping.

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Pinewood Reservoir

Pinewood is 100 acres of water surrounded by 327 acres of public land. It is popular for trout fishing and camping.

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Ramsay-Shockey Open Space

The Ramsay-Shockey Open Space, adjacent to Pinewood Reservoir, was purchased in 1997 with the intent to protect important wildlife habitat, to provide a buffer to Pinewood Reservoir and to allow for expanded recreational activities.

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Red Mountain Open Space

Adjacent to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area in northern Larimer County, Red Mountain Open Space has over 15,000 acres of stunning crimson and tan rock, rolling grasslands and sandy washes. It provides miles of trail in addition to valuable wildlife habitat and migration corridors.

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Rimrock Open Space

The 746-acre Rimrock Open Space was purchased in partnership with the City of Ft. Collins.

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