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Ultimate One Day Itinerary: Top 7 Things To Do in Fort Collins

Updated: Apr 1


Ultimate One Day Itinerary: Top 7 Things To Do in Fort Collins


Top Thing To Do in Fort Collins Colorado:


Located an hour from Boulder & Denver, Fort Collins is known as one of the craft beer capitals. With 70% of Colorado's craft beer being made in Fort Collins, it is home to over 20 award-winning craft breweries. The below itinerary outlines the perfect day in Fort Collins, which is an easy road trip from the Denver area.


1. Grab some breakfast at Sam's No. 3


As you make your way to Fort Collins from Denver, stop at Denver's best diner serving a large amount of options (literally over 100) and HUGE portions that will leave you asking for a take-home box. Established in 1927 with locations in Aurora, Glendale, & downtown Denver, Sam's No 3 has a full menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving delicious food at any time of day. With over 3900 people served on a single weekend day, this diner knows how to satisfy their hungry customers quickly. See for yourself on your next trip to the Denver area!


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Ultimate One Day Itinerary: Top 7 Things To Do in Fort Collins

2. Head out for a hike at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space


This fun and easy hike in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space offers views of the valleys, countryside, and mountains. We saw the most wildlife on this trail based on the varying terrain and more remoteness of the hike.


If you are a fan of bird watching, this is the trail for you with many different species of birds to spot along the way. Check out Audubon for a guide to the birds you see on this trail or even download their app to determine and record bird sightings on the go.


We also recommend adding 0.7 miles to your hike by going up to the Southern Ridge Trail on your way back, taking you to an amazing vista of the surrounding area while allowing you to loop back around to the parking lot.


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