Things to Do in Fort Collins This Winter
If you are having a hard time coming up with something interesting to do during the winter months in Fort Collins, we have you covered. This city is a great place to find tons of incredible things to do and places to go. We put a list together of our favorite activities for you to try next time you are looking for something to do this winter.
Explore Local Nature Preserves
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Fort Collins has over 50 natural parks and preserves with over 100 miles of trails and 40,000 acres of natural habitats. You are sure to find one of them just a short drive away. Take a beautiful scenic hike, go fishing, and enjoy the great outdoors while in Fort Collins. Some of our favorite spots are Pineridge Natural Area, Riverbend Ponds Natural Area, and Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area.
Take a Mountain Bike Tour
Front Range Ride Guides Ltd. offers year-round guided Colorado Mountain Bike tours and private skill classes. Even when there is snow on the ground, these guys will take you out on one of the most memorable bike tours you will ever get to experience. Colorado is loaded with tons of excellent bike trails, and the crew at Front Range Ride Guides Ltd. are ready to show you some of the best trails the state has to offer.
Tour the Fort Collins Craft Beer Scene
Fort Collins has over 20 craft breweries, with a few nationally known names like Odell Brewing Co. and New Belgium. You can easily make a day out of taking a tour checking out each of their facilities. Try a few craft beers and relax while learning a bit about the Colorado beer scene. You can visit the Anheuser Busch Tour Center and Biergarten, check in on the Clydesdale horses, get some souvenirs, and see the Budweiser brewing and bottling process. C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery is one of our favorite breweries for great craft beer and a great meal. Funkwerks is another favorite, specializing in unique fruit-forward Saisons. Gilded Goat Brewing Co. is a beautiful family-owned and operated brewery that offers a great mix of classic styles, experimental recipes, and sour brews that anyone will be able to enjoy.
Tour Old Town Fort Collins
The Historic Old Town Fort Collins is a beautiful area to spend time taking in and enjoying the shops, bars, and restaurants. Colorado Carriage and Wagon is a company that offers horse-drawn carriage rides just about every night of the year. This is an amazing experience and offers an excellent way to see everything Old Town Fort Collins has to offer. Colorado Carriage and Wagon also offers horseback riding and special event carriage rides.
So if you were having a difficult time thinking of something great to do this winter season, get out there and try one of these ideas. A beautiful hike, excellent fishing, great tours, and amazing food and beer. Fort Collins has plenty of fun activities for everyone.