Fort Collins has something for just about anyone and conveniently Visit Fort Collins has suggested itineraries to choose from. Whether you’re new to town, have someone visiting or want to rediscover this awesome town, check out the Visit Fort Collins website. See below for their Outdoor Enthusiast itinerary.
Fort Collins always rates high on lists of towns that are populated by fit residents with excellent access to outdoor recreation. All around Fort Collins you’ll find bicyclists, hikers, climbers, and every other type of outdoor enthusiast. It is a yearlong indulgence and the Choice City has so many options that it’s nearly impossible to get bored with all the recreational opportunities. Come get fit, have fun and enjoy the great outdoors in Fort Collins!
Breakfast at Vern’s Place
Homestyle food served up in a family-friendly atmosphere since 1946. Known for its world famous cinnamon roll, Vern’s Place is that authentic down-home, family-style type of place.
4120 Co Rd 54G, LaPorte CO
May-August, Enjoy a Guided Rafting Trip
Whitewater rafting down the Cache la Poudre River, Colorado’s only designated “Wild & Scenic” River, is one of the most exhilarating experiences of a lifetime. The Poudre (Pooh-Der), as the locals refer to it, runs through the heart of Fort Collins, making the “Choice City” a river runner’s haven. The rafting season begins as early as May 15. Be sure to book your rafting trip early because spots fill up fast. If you plan to stay a few days be sure to book your stay here.
Local rafting companies: Mountain Whitewater, A Wanderlust Adventure, Rocky Mountain Adventures, A-1 Wildwater Inc.
Lunch at Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar
Scrumpy’s is a local cidery with a passion for fantastic hard cider and incredibly creative sandwiches.
215 N College Ave
Dinner at DC Oakes Brewhouse and Eatery
DC Oakes is a place to come together, share good company, good vibes, and celebrate through hand-crafted beer and great food.
3581 E Harmony Rd #110
After Dinner Drinks at The Forge Publick House
The Forge is tucked away in Old Town Fort Collins, this cozy bar offers a great environment to relax and sip on some brews.
255 Old Firehouse Alley
Breakfast at Mountain Iris Café
Mountain Iris serves great food and even better coffee with an international twist.
221 W Prospect Rd #100
Lower Dadd Gulch Trail Hike
Located in the Poudre Canyon off Highway 14 this trail winds up Lower Dadd Gulch 3.5 miles to Salt Cabin Rd. You’ll find yourself making about 15 stream crosses while taking in the beautiful views that are seen throughout the hike. Dadd Gulch has an elevation gain of about 1,429 feet and the trail is heavily wooded.
Pack a lunch with Snack Attack
Snack Attack is a local gathering joint with great handcrafted food and great local craft beer.
120 W Stuart St Unit A
Have a Biking Adventure
Take a Guided Bike Tour:
Beer and Bike Tours, take a guided bike ride through some of Fort Collins most scenic areas and end the day at a local brewery. beerandbiketours.com
Front Range Ride Guides, custom tailored mountain bike tours of Colorado, with an emphasis on the beautiful Front Range: Areas include Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins. frontrangerideguides.com
Dinner at Jax Fish House
Jax is serving up the freshest, most sustainable seafood alongside the highest quality, farm-fresh local produce.
123 N College Ave
After Dinner Drinks at Ace Gillett’s
Step away from one world and descend underground into another at this incredible speakeasy that serves up killer cocktails and delicious tapas.
239 S College Ave