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Top 5 ideas for a Larimer County Parks Pass

This summer, grab a Larimer County parks pass ($90 for residents) and do a few things you haven’t tried before! We will see you out there.  Carter Lake | Swim and Picnic  Located just southwest of Loveland and northwest of Berthoud, Carter Lake is a magnificent 1,100-acre reservoir surrounded by public lands. While an entrance fee and camping permits are required, Carter Lake is open year round and sits at […]

Top 5 Summer Hikes in Northern Colorado
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Top 5 Summer Hikes in Northern Colorado

Horsetooth Rock Can you say you’ve been to Fort Collins if you haven’t hiked to the top of Horsetooth Rock? Standing 7,256 feet high, Horsetooth Rock is the tallest and most recognized feature in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. A hike up the rock, they say which resembles a horse’s tooth, is a moderate hike for the entire family to enjoy. This 5-mile route will take you through open grasslands and […]

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Top 5 Summer Festivals in Northern Colorado

The Top 5 Summer Festivals in Northern Colorado     Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Is there anything better than free music? Don’t worry, I’ll wait… Started in 1989 by the Downtown Business Association, Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, originally just NewWestFest is a three-day music festival held in the heart of downtown Fort Collins. This year, from August 9 – 11, over 80 performances will be available to residents and tourists […]

Top 5 Breakfast Burritos in NoCo
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Top 5 Breakfast Burritos in Northern Colorado

  Big City Burrito To illustrate just how much people love Big City Burrito (BCB), I have a friend who once drove from out-of-state to visit me just so she could eat there. A staple in Fort Collins, BCB has been fulfilling cravings of many locals and tourists alike since 1994. Their taquería-inspired menu has something special for just about anyone who wanders in with a need for portable deliciousness. […]

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Top 5: Low-Key March Adventures in NoCo

  Hike | Rocky Mountain National Park Can you really go to Colorado and not go for a hike? Located just outside of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park is a must-visit for anyone this month. Aim for an early start to avoid traffic, and hopefully have a slice of the beauty all to yourself. First timer? Head to Bear Lake trailhead for a variety of hike distances to some […]

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Top 5 Places to Fulfill your Chocolate Craving in Northern Colorado

  Nuance Chocolate | Fort Collins   Walking into Nuance Chocolate, located at 148 W Oak St, #D in Old Town Fort Collins, is a truly magical experience. Not only does it smell amazing, but everything looks — and tastes — amazing. A true bean-to-bar chocolate company, Nuance is one of few companies in the country that makes chocolate from raw cacao beans. They also have the largest selection of […]

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Top 5 Places to Beat the Winter Blues in Northern Colorado

The Forge Publick House | Fort Collins There’s something about stumbling upon a bar in an alley that makes everything seem a bit more magical. The lights sparkle brighter, the door seems to open on its own, the warmth engulfs you as you step inside and slide right up to the bar. The Forge, located in the Firehouse Alley in Old Town Fort Collins, feels like your best friend’s living […]

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Top 5 Winter Pastimes

Adorned with the beautiful Rocky Mountains, a turquoise blue sky that always seems sunny, hundreds of little lakes, natural hot springs, wildlife, hiking, and towns that come alive at Christmas time, it’s no shocker Colorado is one of the most visited states in America — especially in the winter time. Below is a list of 5 hidden treasures and activities Northern Colorado has to offer this winter.  1. Ice Skating […]

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Top Five Christmas Getaways in Colorado

Venture from Northern Colorado for a Colorado Christmas getaway. These are our top 5 picks in Colorado for a nice weekend or extended stay. 1 . Durango: A Classic Christmas Located in Southern Colorado near the New Mexico border is a small town known for whitewater rafting, skiing, biking, fishing, snowmobiling, and the Polar Express of course! Durango, Colorado is home to the Polar Express train ride – a famous […]

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Top 5 Things to Do This Fall in NoCo

The leaves have fallen, the snow is here and the pumpkins are ready. Check out our list of the top five this fall. #1. Jack Lantern’s Corn Maze, Fort Collins Jack Lantern’s Corn Maze has been Northern Colorado’s favorite corn maze and pumpkin patch for 15 years, offering over 90 acres of fear, fright and fun! There are plenty of activities and things to do for all ages.  Enjoy two […]