Fort Collins, the largest city in Northern Colorado and home to Colorado State University, lies on the edge of the prairie between Denver and Cheyenne. It is located just minutes from the Cache la Poudre Canyon, which provides great hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing and whitewater rafting opportunities.
Horsetooth Mountain Park is a scenic 2,500-acre park located west of Horsetooth Reservoir, with 27 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Elevations vary from 5,430 feet at Horsetooth Reservoir to 7,255 feet at the top of
Horsetooth Rock, one of the most outstanding features in the park. The park is also known for waterfalls and tremendous views of the Front Range.
The beautiful trails and scenery make horseback riding in Northern Colorado incredible.
A variety of riding options are available in the area, from hourly rides to dinner jaunts to family pack trips.
From rustic campgrounds with pit toilets to full-service campgrounds with showers, Fort
Collins offers a diverse selection of camping facilities.
A great way to relax is take a scenic drive through many of the beautiful areas just outside Fort Collins. From the Pawnee Grasslands to the tops of mountains, there is breathtaking scenery all around the area.
Fort Collins and festivals go hand in hand. These are the times when the community reconnects with old friends, welcomes visitors and just has a great time. June is a huge month of festivals in the area, including the Wine Fest, Poudre River Fest, Taste of
Fort Collins, Colorado Bug Classic, and Colorado Brewers Festival. The end of summer vacation is celebrated with the NewWestFest.