Fort Collins

After we left Rocky Mountain National Park, we made a quick stop in the university city of Fort Collins on our way to Laramie, Wyoming. The home of Colorado State University is a nice city for beer enthusiasts. There are lots of craft breweries to visit and some good restaurants. Fort Collins also pushes itself as a destination for outdoor recreation. Fishing, hiking, biking, and rafting are among the popular activities.

 

Historic Downtown

In the pleasant historic downtown, we found a lot of nice buildings full of shops, restaurants, and more. Fort Collins was one of the models for Disney’s Main Street, USA.

Fort Collins, Colorado

Downtown

Fort Collins, Colorado

Downtown

I especially liked the pedestrianized Old Town Square, Linden Court, and Trimble Court area. It’s a block long brick path with brewpubs, restaurants, and shops on both sides, including the visitor center. The area was under construction.

Old Town Square, Fort Collins, Colorado

Old Town Square

There was also some interesting public art on display.

Public art, Fort Collins, Colorado

Public art

 

Conclusion

Although I didn’t find much of interest in Fort Collins, my assessment of the city is incomplete. I would like to spend an afternoon and evening there to visit some of the breweries and restaurants.

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