One popular landmark of the area is the Horsetooth Reservoir. Very populated in the summer months, Horsetooth is a draw to visitors and locals with it’s countless biking and hiking trails, fishing, kayaking and swimming.
Nine microbreweries call Fort Collins home, including the famed New Belgium Brewing Company and the Odell Brewing Company. The Colorado Brewer Festival is held in Fort Collins in June each year as well. Those Fort Collins folks really enjoy their brew!
Since the Cache La Poudre River, Colorado's only "Wild and Scenic" river, is so close by, whitewater rafting is a big appeal for many who visit Fort Collins. Rafting happens on both the lower and upper Poudre River as well as a section of the river called the Mishawaka Falls, but even a hiking trip or scenic drive in the area will reward with stunning views.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Fort Collins provides visitors with countless events and activities taking place throughout the city each year; including concerts, bike rides, art shows, and the Colorado Marathon, which ends in Fort Collins each year. The list of things to do in Fort Collins is practically endless.
Historic Old Town Fort Collins is a fun way to spend your day browsing the eclectic shops and dining in the fantastic restaurants. If Old Town appears familiar to you, it may be because Main Street USA in Disney World is modeled after Fort Collin’s Old Town historic section! Fort Collins is a wonderful place to stay a few days on your journey around Colorado.
About 60 miles north of the capital city of Denver, a Fort Collins vacation offers endless variety both in town and in the surrounding area. Similar to Boulder, Fort Collins is also considered by many to be a college town as Colorado State University is located here. It used to be a military outpost when it was first founded in the 1860s, but now it has become a destination for outdoor enthusiasts, craft beer lovers, and and many others.