Fort Collins in the Fall

Fort Collins in the Fall

Fort Collins and the Front Range of Colorado are beautiful in the Fall. It’s really one of our favorite times of year. Not sure what to expect? Let us tell you about our top things to experience when camping at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA this fall.

Leaf Peepers Paradise

For those of you who relish the change of seasons, when the once hot summer air turns crisp and mornings start to feel a little brisker, Fort Collins is a destination you won’t want to miss. Autumn brings bright colors of orange, yellow and red in the mountains and canyons of Colorado.

Conveniently located just minutes from the Cache la Poudre Canyon and less than an hour to Rocky Mountain National Park, our campground offers visitors the perfect base camp for exploring these magnificent environments. Spend the day hiking through the canyon or take a day’s drive through the park and marvel at the colors and wildlife you’ll see along the way.

Leaf Peepers be warned, since Fort Collins has at a higher elevation than other areas, our peak leaf season is late September to the first two weeks in October. So, plan accordingly to not miss the colors.

Pumpkin Patches & Farm Fields

Is there anything better than spending a day at the farm picking pumpkins in the Fall? How about hay rides, corn mazes, petting zoos and more! 

Northern Colorado is home to several farms which open up to visitors in the fall. Visit Lee Martinez Farm, located just 10 minutes away, and get a chance to a chance to meet real farm animals, ride a pony and more right near the heart of Old Town. Want more, head on over to Wellington’s Harvest Farm or to The Bartel’s Farm to pick your very own pumpkin and get lost in a corn maze. Opportunities for fun are endless!

Brewers Delight

Don’t just enjoy the sites of Fall, taste them too! Visit one of our local breweries or take a brewery tour to sample the new seasonal brews.

Home to over 20 breweries, Fort Collins is one of the top cities in the U.S. for beer enthusiasts. It only gets better in the Fall when brewers begin to pour seasonal rotators like New Belgium Brewing Company’s Atomic Pumpkin or the Dusseldorf Altbier from Intersect Brewing. Whether you’re a fan of darker malt beers, spicy beers, sours or seasonal flavors like maple, pumpkin and chai, there will be a beer on tap at one of our favorite breweries.

While temperatures may be dropping, NOCO experiences heat up. Plan to stay a week or schedule a weekend stay-cation with us. Whatever the reason to get away, Fort Collins will not disappoint in the fall.

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