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62. Salsa Dancing Above the Rio

Easily a 10 out of 10 on the Fort Fun Factor scale.  Every Tuesday night the Rythm Company teams up with the Rio Grande Mexican Restuarant and provides Salsa Dancing in the Agave room above the restaurant. Don’t go into the Rio to get there, the door for the Agave Room is just west of the restaurant enterance. [...]

61. Take a Walking Terror Tour of Downtown!

If you’re looking to make some last minute plans for tonight, consider taking a Walking Tour of Terror through downtown Fort Collins! The 10th annual Terror Tour is put on by the Fort Collins Museum and Discovery Science Center. The tours are held 2 days a year,  October 23 and 30, from 8-10pm (only 9:45 and 10pm are [...]

59. Equinox Brewing

Beer lovers have yet another reason to love life in Fort Collins. Equinox Brewing opened  their doors earlier this year and is receiving a warm welcome not only from our town’s beer connoisseurs but also from the judges at the Great American Beer Festival. Equinox’s Eclipse Brown Ale went up against 46 other beers from around [...]

57. Golf at City Park 9

We have some beautiful municipal golf courses here in Fort Collins. What better way to spend a warm fall day than a round at the City Park 9? Widely considered one of the best 9 hole rounds in the state, this regulation length course, built in 1940,  is located on the west side of City Park at 411 South Bryan [...]

54. BMX at Soft Gold Park

There are two BMX tracks in town that are maintained by the city and are free of charge. One is at Soft Gold Park on Hickory St on the north edge of town. The other is a competetive track at Edora Park where races are held. The Soft Gold track is perfect for kids. I learned [...]

52. Drive to Cameron Pass for Moose and Aspen Viewing

Fall is a great time of year to drive up  Cameron Pass to see the aspens changing and perhaps a few moose as well. Get your dose of Aspen Gold while you can; Mike Nelson (7 News Denver) is forecasting Sept 20-30 will be the peak of aspen color in the Northern Colorado mountains. And if you’ve never seen [...]

50. Visit the Raptors at the Environmental Learning Center

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program has  raptors available for viewing at the CSU Environmental Learning Center at Drake and Ziegler (click for map).  These birds are the Raptor Center’s education ambassadors. Due to permanent injury they are non-releasable but a small army of dedicated volunteers provide special care for these animals. Anytime from dawn to [...]

48. Ride Your Bike to Bar Double S

It’s time to get out of the Fort and over to Laporte for some craft brews and live tunes. Bar Double S has been around for a while (formerly known as the Swing Station) but with a new owner and great local music there’s new energy at this old community honky tonk. After many years working for New Belgium and travelling [...]

46. Ride the Fort Collins Municipal Railway

Commonly referred to as “the trolley,” the Birney Safety Car 21 running up and down Mountain avenue has become a Fort Collins icon. The Fort Collins Municipal Railway provided daily public transportation from 1907 until 1951. The main route was up and down Mountain, north and south lines went as far south as Pitkin and as far north as Vine. [...]

44. Cathy Fromme Prairie

I tried to make the most today’s gloomy weather by watching the storm roll out of the mountains and across Cathy Fromme Prairie. Named for the late Cathy Potter Fromme who served on the Fort Collins city council, this 240 acre natural area  is about a mile south of Harmony and spans the distance between Taft Hill and Shields. Seemingly endless rolling grasslands and awesome mountain [...]