Things to Do In Northern Colorado!




Discover Northern Colorado!

Northern Colorodo and the Front Range area have so much to offer year round. Beautiful scenery, mountains, lakes and reservoirs, state and national parks, sports teams, shopping and much more! With so much to see and do, here are some of the highlights and activities you won't want to miss! From Boulder to Fort Collins, there's plenty to see and do here.

    

Looking towards Fort Collins                   Horsetooth Reservoir                    Whitewater rafting


Colorado has 43 state parks, 12 national parks and several county parks and open space areas. There are also historic trails that cross through several states including Colorado. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, camping, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, and scenic drives are just some of the activities available to you in these areas. For more information on individual parks, click on the following links:
www.nps.gov/state/co           national parks in Colorado
www.co.larimer.co.us/parks   Larimer county parks
www.parks.state.co.us           Colorado state parks

Go whitewater rafting or kayaking down the Cache la Poudre River on your own or with one of several guided outfitters and experience Class II, III, and IV rapids. Here are a few outfitters to try:
www.mountainwhitewaterdescents.com 
www.shoprma.com/whitewater/poudre.htm
www.a1wildwater.com

           

Did you know that Northern Colorado produces award winning wines? There are four regions in Colorado with vineyards: Southern region, Denver region, Boulder region and Northern region. All offer tours and tastings of different types of wines. For info on the wines of Colorado, go to www.coloradowine.com. Here are some individual vineyards in the Northern region you may want to check out:
www.snowypeakswinery.com                      Trail Ridge Winery Loveland 970-635-0949
www.bouldercreekwine.com                       Ciatano Winery Lyons 303-823-5011             www.winechick.biz
www.bookcliffvineyards.com
www.redstonemeadery.com

More interested in a good beer? Northern Colorado has you covered with several national and local microbreweries including Annheuser-Busch and Coors. Tours and tastings are available as well as a good meal at some of the local microbreweries. There are more, but here are a few to note:
www.budweisertours.com
www.coors.com
www.newbelgium.com
www.odellbrewing.com
www.boulderbeer.com


            

If outdoor sports are your thing, then you've come to the right place! There are some amazing golf courses in Northern Colorado with breathtaking scenery and wildlife surrounding them. And did you know that your golf drive in Colorado can reach 15% to 25% further and the ball will fly straighter due to the higher altitude? See which courses you want to play:
www.golfcolorado.com
www.golflink.com 

Most cities in Colorado have bike paths to take you around town. You can get bike maps for most cities and towns and bike rentals are available at local shops. Find paths and trails to bike here:
www.bikepaths.com
www.wildernet.com/colorado/mtnbiking.html

Last but not least and probably what people think of most when they think Colorado is winter fun on the slopes! Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding and ice climbing are all available to you at a choice of 27 different slopes. Resort accomadations with lots of activities are all a short drive away.

Don't forget about the cuisine, shopping, arts, and culture of Northern Colorado too. If you have the time you'll want to check out the rest of the state as well. There's too much to list here so see what else Colorado has to offer by going to
www.colorado.com and request a free official vacation guide.

If your thinking of relocating to the Northern Colorado area and need local Real Estate information, Scott J. Lee would be happy to assist you in your home search.


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