FORT COLLINS AND THE COLORADO FRONT RANGE
The City is a vibrant community with a thriving art and music scene centered in its Old Town district that is a short walk from campus, or you can use the city’s new MAX rapid transit line. An array of culinary options can be found in Old Town, many of which offer outdoor dining that allow you to enjoy our pleasant dry climate. For Collins has almost a dozen microbreweries; many of these offer tours and tastings that are a favorite outing for visitors and locals.
We urge you to consider spending a few extra days here to take advantage of Colorado’s abundance of natural beauty by exploring any number of recreational activities near Fort Collins, such as walking along the Poudre River Trail, mountain biking at Horsetooth Reservoir, or fly-fishing and white water rafting on the Cache La Poudre or Big Thompson Rivers. Rocky Mountain National Park is only an hour drive away in Estes Park; considered one of America’s most beautiful natural areas, the Park features hiking trails and incredible scenery. A trip up Trail Ridge Road allows spectacular views of the Continental Divide at an elevation of over 12,000 feet.
Here are a few links to local activities that may be of interest:
- Whitewater rafting outfitters – the ASV is happening during prime spring run-off season, so why not get wet?
- Rocky Mountain National Park – a one hour drive from Fort Collins, up the impressive Big Thompson Canyon.
- Fort Collins Brewery Guide – the microbiology of brewing is big business in this town.
- Fly fishing information and guided trips with St. Peter’s Fly Shop.
- You can rent bicycles from the Pace bike share program after setting up an account with their app.