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Arapaho Bend Natural Area
4109 E Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Natural Area: Birding, Fish, Horse, Picnic, Walk
Arapaho Bend is a scenic entryway into Fort Collins with many natural features to enjoy! It is a popular fishing spot and is often visited by equestrians. You may see or hear some of the over 80 species of birds that use the habitat here including American white pelicans, prairie falcons, and cormorants. Visitors also may see mammals such as rabbits, squirrels, beavers, coyotes, foxes and deer. Anglers may catch bass, bluegill, yellow perch, or sunfish in the ponds reclaimed from previous gravel mining. While this site brings with it the hum of traffic on adjacent I-25, it provides opportunities for relaxing recreation with impressive views of the mountains.