Rimrock Open Space


Rimrock Open Space
Taft Hill Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
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Rimrock Open Space is an important component of Larimer County’s Front Range Mountain Backdrop and continues the protection of significant aesthetic and ecological values. The unmarred view of imposing red rock cliffs rising against a mottled background of mountain mahogany shrubland is a striking western landscape that is rapidly disappearing as residential development creeps into the Larimer County foothills. From incursions by native peoples, to settlement by homesteaders, to the influence of quarries and an encroaching community, this area has seen a great deal of change over time. The Larimer County Open Lands Program purchased the 746 acre Rimrock Open Space in partnership with the City of Fort Collins.