Check out some of these local attractions in Fort Collins:
Annual Flower Trial Garden
1401 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525
The Annual Trial Gardens at Colorado State University is an attraction every garden lover needs to see. Hundreds of different flowers, colors, butterflies, insects, and all the free smells you want!
It is located on a small block between College Avenue and the old Fort Collins High School.
The garden is open daily to the public, free of charge.
The entire garden is planted with annuals from late May through October. Pansies are planted in the fall and are on display through early spring. The perennial trials are displayed year round across the street in front of the Center for the Arts.
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
The scenic 2,711-acre Horsetooth Mountain Open Space covers elevations from 5,430 to 7,255 feet. Its 29 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails connect to the Blue Sky Trail and Lory State Park trails.
The outstanding Horsetooth Rock is a familiar local landmark visible from the plains. This open space is also known for Horsetooth Falls in the spring, and for tremendous Front Range views. Drinking water is available at the trailhead. Please carry enough for your hike or ride.
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space requires entrance permits, is open year round, and is located west of Horsetooth Reservoir, 4 miles from Fort Collins and 12 miles northwest of Loveland. Horsetooth Mountain Trailhead is open 24 hours a day; Soderberg Open Space Trailhead is open dawn to dusk.
Gardens on Spring Creek
2145 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526-2087
"The Gardens on Spring Creek is the botanical garden of Fort Collins, Colorado, located on the Spring Creek corridor. Our cultural facility enriches the lives of people and fosters environmental stewardship through horticulture. Together with this community, we promote the power of regionally appropriate plants through beautiful curated gardens."
- Three-quarter acre edible garden featuring hundreds of varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs
- Outdoor demonstration kitchen
- Pollinator garden
- Potager garden
- Hop trellis
- Unique edible containers
- Vine covered arbors
- Espaliered fruit trees
1500 W Mulberry St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-3520
City Park is Fort Collin's oldest Community Park. It is located along Mulberry Street between Shields Street and Taft Hill Road. The beautiful lake is the center of attention while it is surrounded by beautiful gardens and trees. Come enjoy a day of fishing or throw a frisbee in the large open space.
You can't swim in the lake but the City Park pool is right there if you'd like to cool off. City Park Pool is the best place to be during those hot summer days in Fort Collins.
City Park Pool:
1599 City Park Dr. Fort Collins, CO 80521
O'Dell Brewing Company
800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2507
Odell Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Focused on sustainability and responsible brewing practices, O'Dell is a great spot for an afternoon beer.
Odell was founded in 1989 by Doug, Wynne, and Corkie Odell in a converted 1915 grain elevator located on the outskirts of downtown Fort Collins. It was the second packaging craft brewery to open in Colorado, and the first in Fort Collins.
Odell Brewing offers free daily tours at 12:00p, 1:00p, 2:00p, and 3:00p in Fort Collins.
Please book online in advance
Old Town Fort Collins
Fort Collins, CO 80524
"Get a feel for settler life in the well-preserved downtown Fort Collins district that includes over twenty restored historical buildings that are part of both national and local designated historic districts. Included is the Northern Hotel, a Fort Collins landmark that was restored to its former “Art Deco” elegance. While wandering about downtown you’re likely to notice a strong resemblance to Disneyland’s Main Street USA: we’re proud to say that it is modeled after our own Downtown Fort Collins! The alleys have been upgraded into European style walkways with potted flowers and Tivoli lights making the journey to the next place a beautiful experience of its own."