Outdoor Activities

Explore the Great Outdoors

With limitless outdoor activities, the question in Northern Colorado is ‘How will you pick one?’ The region’s geographical diversity – from alpine tundra to high plains grasslands – invites recreation enthusiasts to rock climb, road and mountain bike, hike, snowshoe, hunt, kayak, fish and more. Plus, proximity to the Rocky Mountains means easy access to world-class skiing and snow sports. In Northern Colorado, the great outdoors is just … greater.

Outdoor Adventure

Northern Colorado is home two state parks – Lory State Park and Boyd Lake State Park. Reservoir access at both parks invite visitors to take the plunge for swimming, stand-up paddle boarding and boating. The region is home to Rocky Mountain National Park, one of the nation’s most beautiful and accessible national parks. In the park you can enjoy grand vistas from the comfort of your car or conquer one of the state’s famous Fourteeners. Communities are conveniently connected with 330 miles of trails to hike, bike and horseback ride. In winter, wax your skis for a short drive to hit the slopes at Eldora Mountain or one of the other world-class ski resorts along the I-70 corridor.

Family Fun

Home to so many activities, living in Northern Colorado is great for kids and just might make you feel like a kid again. During the summer, take a dip in Fort Collins’ City Pool or skate, spike and splash at Loveland Sports Park. Higher up in Estes Park, zip and climb at the Open Air Adventure Park.



330 miles of scenic trails
125+ parks
300+ days of sunshine per year
2 state parks