Take 14 West into the mountains off of Highway 287. The Poudre is Colorado's only nationally designated "Wild and scenic" river. Highway 14 is designated a Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway between Fort Collins and Walden. Hiking, picnicking, winter sports, hunting, fishing, whitewater rafting, wildlife viewing. Stop by Arrowhead Lodge, which has been on the National Register of Historic places since 1992. It's at 33021 Poudre Canyon Highway, Bellevue, CO 80512. Phone: 970-881-2139.
703 E. Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Discovery Science Center is northern Colorado's only hands-on science and technology center, loaded with 120 incredible interactive exhibits to ignite your curiosity and make learning fun for the entire family.
1801 Riverside Drive
Fort Collins, CO
970-221-6660 (park), 970-221-6683 (pool and ice center)
Disc golf course, BMX track, fitness course, skateboard park, trail, winter sledding and cross country skiing, swimming pool, wader, therapy pool, 2 ice rinks and fitness room.
P.O. Box 635
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Railway running from City Park to Downtown. Car 21 is the only original restored city streetcar operating in the Western U.S.
(formerly known as OneWest Arts Center)
201 S. College, Fort Collins, CO 80524
This museum focuses on national and regional contemporary art.
3105 CR 69 Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545 On 40 acres of serenity next door to Roosevelt National Forest and the Poudre River Canyon, you won't forget the natural beauty of this pristine region. Come and enjoy some of the most beautiful country that CO has to offer at Red Feather Ranch .
417 W. Magnolia
Fort Collins, CO 80521
The Lincoln Center is a cultural arts center with indoor performing arts spaces, indoor galleries and an outdoor sculpture and performance garden. Out to Lunch Concert Series - Fridays during June and July Summer Children's Series - Wednesdays
35 miles from Fort Collins - this park covers 410 square miles and has 18 named peaks above 13,000 feet, 150 named lakes and the highest continuously paved highway in the United States - Trail Ridge Road.
Colorado Sate University, Campus Delivery 1620
Environmental Learning Center on E. Drake Road past Timberline Road.
Rocky Mountain Raptor Center Open dawn to dusk. Rehabilitating and releasing injured birds of prey. Housing eagles, hawks, owls and vultures.
The environmental learning Center a 212 acre nature preserve just minutes form the heart of Fort Collins, includes nearly three mites of trails, four distinct habitats, several ponds, varied plant and animal life and a wealth of experiences, self-study opportunities, and educational programs.
East of Fort Collins is vast open prairie. You can just imagine camps of nomadic Indian tribes that lived throughout these grasslands until the 19th century The Pawnee National Grassland includes 193,000 acres of public land in two areas located 30 miles east of Fort Collins. Crow Valley recreation Area provides opportunities for bird watching and picnics. Pick your Auto Bird Tour map at the Crow Valley and learn why this is an internationally known area for viewing birds of prey and other unique high plains species don's forget you binoculars! At the eastern section of the Grasslands, the Pawnee Buttes sedimentary rock formations stand one half mile apart and rise 350 feet above the plains. An easy one and a half mile trail provides an opportunity to view the Buttes up close and personal. Please remember to keep your distance from nesting birds and wildlife. On your return to Fort Collins, circle back through Raymer, Fort Morgan, Kersey, and Greeley. These towns are part of a thriving agricultural community and rich with history of the Old West.
Colorado Highway 14 along the Cache La Poudre river is one of Colorado's premier scenic highways. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you drive west into the Poudre Canyon. There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic or simply enjoy watching the river tumble past. This area is especially popular with rafters and kayakers. If you like to fish, this is one of the West's finest trout streams. Hiking and mountain biking trails along the way, including Grey Rock and Young Gulch, off pleasant trips into the distinctive ecosystems of the foothills. Stop for lunch at any of the designated areas along the river . Continue up the canyon to Stove Prairie and on the Buckhorn Mountain, where a sweeping panorama of the high plains to the east and Rocky Mountains to the west captivates locals and visitors.
The number one tourist attraction in Colorado, we can show you the way to go in the back way thru the Poudre Canyon and the back of Rocky Mountain National Park and out thru Thompson Canyon.
Only the most beautiful roads are selected as Scenic Byways, and Colorado highway 14 from Fort Collins the town of Walden in North Park is truly deserving. The beautiful Pouder Canyon, the Pouder River, vast forests and high peaks mark this route. Stop at the Home Moraine Geological site, and area carved be glaciers, and keep an eye out for Bighorn sheep. About SO miles up the canyon, the road drops over 10,000 feet Cameron Pass into the vast North Park Valley-you will want to stop a moment and admire Ankh Crags. This beautiful high ranch country is filled with cattle, wildlife, rivers, lakes and wilderness. Check the area's moose viewing at the State's Moose Visitor Center, just 4 miles west of Cameron Pass on your left.
As you head up the canyon, you leave behind the short grass prairie and enter the mountain scrubland. In the winter, bighorn sheep live on the shrubby northern side of the canyon from below the Narrows to Rustic. Pingree Hill rd. takes you from Rustic to Red Feather Lakes, an area settled in 1871 as a mining camp. No minerals were found, but people became attached to the scenic beauty and the small mountain lakes. Today, Red Feather attracts angles, mountain bikers, hikers and four wheel drive enthusiasts. Stop at anyone of the many lakes in the area, such as Bellaire Lake. The Deadman Fire Lookout, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930's and is now a favorite climb for tourists. From the lookout you can see the Mummy Range to the south, Rawah Wilderness and Medicine Bow Range to west and the snowy Range to the north.