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Winter Activities in Fort Collins

Winter Activities

With such close proximity to the Roosevelt National Forest, winter doesn't slow Fort Collins down. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are a must, or travel along the yurt system at Cameron Pass. Even ice fishing happens here!

Beaver Meadows Stables
100 Marmot Drive, Unit 15
(970) 232-8326

Scenic trail rides into the beautiful Roosevelt National Forest. 25 miles of trail starting at 8500ft and up. Overnight rides and dinner rides! Winter sleigh rides and horse back rides in the snow. Full service Resort Ranch with restaurant, lodge, fishing, tubing hill with lift, cross country skiing and more!

Colorado Division of Wildlife, Northeast Region
317 W. Prospect Rd
(970) 472-4300

Information on hunting, fishing, wildlife and outdoor recreation.

Larimer County Natural Resources
1800 South CR 31
(970) 679-4570
(970) 679-4574

Manages recreation at Carter Lake; Flatiron, Horsetooth, and Pinewood reservoirs; Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary’s Lake and East Portal; Big Thompson parks; Devil’s Backbone, Eagle’s Nest, Hermit Park, Horsetooth Mountain, Red Mountain, River Bluffs, and Soderberg open spaces; and others.

Magic Bus Tours
(970) 420-0662

Magic Bus Tours gives fun and informative guided tours around Fort Collins by painted limo bus, by bike, and on foot. We offer Craft Brewery Tours, History Tours, Farm to Table Tours, Ghost Tours, Custom Scavenger Hunts, and multi passenger bike rentals. Private tours available for team builds, reunions, birthdays, weddings, and more. Have Fun, Know More and Explore with Magic Bus Tours! For tour info, schedules, and tickets visit www.TheMagicBusTours.com or call 970-420-0662.

Northside Aztlan Community Center
112 Willow St
(970) 221-6256
Fax: 970.416.2278

Northside Aztlan Community Center is home to a wide variety of activities, classes, programs, sports and events. The Northside Aztlan Center continues to provide the same beneficial community programs as well as new and exciting opportunities. The Northside Aztlan Center is a 50,000 square foot recreation center (more than three times its original size) offering various activities.

Outpost Sunsport
931 East Harmony
(970) 225-1455
(970) 225-0089

Outpost Sunsport is Fort Collins’ favorite locally owned and operated retail shop that specializes in ski and snowboard equipment, rentals and accessories during the fall and winter and high-quality patio furniture during the spring and summer. At Outpost Sunsport, we share your enthusiasm for the outdoors, no matter the season!
Stop in or call us today to check out our inventory and get hands-on help from our experienced staff.

Pinot's Palette
159 West Mountain Ave
(970) 214-5208

Fort Collins Pinot's Palette is an upscale "Paint. Drink. Have Fun" establishment in Old Town Fort Collins where anyone can be an artist! We offer a fine selection of Wine and Beer. No art experience required! In two or three hours you can create any number of our festive, whimsical and pretty paintings in our Main Studio. We'd love to help you celebrate Girls' Night Out, Birthday Parties, Date Night, Bachelorettes, Anniversaries, in our Private Party Studio; and we host Corporate Team Building Events; office parties and staff meetings. Come in and paint; create our own masterpiece! Great Music, Painting and Fun.

Rocky Mountain Adventures, Inc.
PO Box 1989
(970) 493-4005
(970) 493-3150

Exciting whitewater trips, fly fishing guide services and kayaking classes & outings. Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals. Reservations required; major credit cards accepted.

U.S. Forest Service Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests
2150 Centre Ave, Building E Pawnee National Grassland
(970) 295-6700

Manages recreation such as camping in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests (including the Poudre Canyon), and the Pawnee National Grasslands. Call or visit the website for information.