My husband and I recently returned from a nine day road trip from Wisconsin to Utah and back again. We went to visit our youngest son who lives in the Ogden area. The weather was great for driving both ways. Unfortunately, the weather in Ogden was not ideal. It rained for three straight days! They have had a dry summer, so it was needed. We had a good visit with our son, but didn't get to see much of Ogden. On the way out to Utah, we spent a few days in Fort Collins, CO and were able to hike at Horsetooth Mountain.
Horsetooth Mountain is a mountain summit in the foothills of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7,259-foot peak is located in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, 7.0 miles west of downtown Fort Collins in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Wikipedia
Knowing the water from the Poudre River was inconsistent, sometimes providing too much and at other times not enough, Horsetooth Reservoir was developed to solve the problem. The reservoir acquired its name from the unique rock formation that sits above the large body of water.
If you look carefully, you can see the path we hiked.
This is from the highest point of the hike, looking toward the reservoir.
The rock formations were amazing, as were the views. Of course, the pictures don't do it justice. I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of the Rocky Mountains.