Winter Wonderland: Snowshoeing the Powder Along the Poudre

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The 1820s fur trappers who gave the Cache la Poudre River its name used the French phrase that translates as “hide the powder” to commemorate the large cache of gunpowder that they secreted along the river during a massive blizzard. Back then, they could not have imagined that the upper reaches of the river would … Read more

Take The Best 3 Hour Drive From Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs

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Driving From Fort Collins To Steamboat Springs Along The Cache la Poudre River The last car passed 30 minutes ago. Since then the only life along this lonely length of highway has been four-legged or feathered. Even the radio offers nothing but crackling static. In this high chaparral landscape more suggestive of Outer Mongolia than … Read more

Red Feather Lakes: Northern Colorado’s Best Kept Camping And Fishing Secret

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Your Red Feather Lakes Camping Vacation Starts Here After two epic years of road-tripping across America by RV, we found our perfect spot for a summertime base camp in Red Feather Lakes near Fort Collins. Between 2007 and 2009, we passed the turnoff to this hidden gem at least three times. Whenever we traveled to … Read more

MouCo Cheese Co.: Fresh from Fort Collins

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No matter the time of year, foods are everywhere…fresh strawberries, Rocky Ford melons, Palisade peaches, freshly collected honey. Fresh local food finds in Colorado are plentiful this time of year. MouCo cheeses from Fort Collins, Colorado, are a perfect addition to a locavore’s year round spread. The creators of MouCo Cheese Co., husband and wife … Read more

Fort Collins: More Than a College Town

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The northern Colorado town of Fort Collins may not be the first place that pops into mind when you think “weekend getaway,” but maybe it should. This Front Range college town, home to Colorado State University, is accessible – close to the mountains without the tricky mountain driving – and has lots of good shopping … Read more

The Cellar: A Boutique Wine Shop in Fort Collins

Nestled in the charming town of Fort Collins lies a boutique gourmet wine shop called The Cellar. I went to their popular wine tasting event they host every Saturday and, needless to say, I was not disappointed. This charming boutique wine cellar opened in August 2011, and is stocked with over 500 unique wines from … Read more

Fun in the Sun in FoCo

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School is out and the weather is warming up, that means one thing: Summer is coming.  As with every summer that rolls around, people are looking to get outdoors and enjoy the sun and some fun.  Being a college town, Fort Collins doesn’t disappoint.  Whether you’re a resident or visiting on your Colorado vacation there … Read more

Enjoy a True Historic Experience at the Fort Collins Armstrong Hotel

Sometimes, figuring out where to stay in Colorado is the trickiest part of planning your Colorado travel experience. Staying in a historic hotel can add a touch of nostalgia and character to your trip, especially if you love the ambiance of visiting a place where people have been receiving excellent hospitality for multiple generations. If … Read more