I've been in Northern Colorado for a week and i'm already blown away. I wanted to compile a list of my top three favorite things so far, and ask you to recommend more.

What should this "newbie" do next? Email Me! 

 

 

#1. Horsetooth Reservior - See the full article here.

"Six and one-half miles of water beckon visitors to come out and play! Surrounded by 1,900 acres of public lands, this reservoir has it all: fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing, and water skiing.

As part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project to divert water from the west slope to the east slope for drinking water, irrigation, and hydropower generation, the reservoir is jointly operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District who manage water levels for irrigation, municipal, and industry use. Larimer County manages recreation.

Horsetooth Reservoir requires entrance and camping permits, and is open year round. It's located west of Fort Collins, Colorado, at an elevation of 5,420 feet."

 

#2. Twin Silo Park - See the full article here.

Twin Silo Community Park became the seventh community park to open in the City of Fort Collins. The 54-acre park cost $16 million and opened in November 2017.

Twin Silo Community Park is one of a kind, featuring community gardens, paved recreational trails, an orchard, a BMX park, pickleball courts, a dog park, original artwork designed specifically for the park, and a playground that includes the tallest slide in Fort Collins. The slide extends between two 48-foot tall farm silos that were relocated to Twin Silo Park from Prospect and Timberline Roads.

The design of the park was intricately planned to honor the agricultural heritage of the south side of Fort Collins.

 

#3. Fort Collins Doughnut Company - Find out more here.

We love Fort Collins, but we also love traveling and adventuring as a family, particularly when we get to visit new places and sample local coffees and donuts. After years of worldwide research, it was time to apply our knowledge and drop some science (we mean donuts) into Old Town Fort Collins.

We make our donuts “Colorado Style,” featuring the best ingredients the state offers, whether it’s Western-slope favorites such as Palisade peaches and cherries or honey and rhubarb grown mere blocks away from us. We make everything from scratch without unnecessary sweeteners or preservatives.