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2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

OUTDOOR RECREATION

RESTAURANT & LODGING GUIDE

SHOPPING DIRECTORY

FORT COLLINS COLORADO 2018-2019

Escape the ordinary

CHEERS to craft beer Local fame leads to national acclaim

Explore a foodie’s

paradise in Northern Colorado

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Table of Contents 19 Old Town Sq., Suite 137 Fort Collins, CO 80524 970-232-3840, 800-274-3678 (toll free) www.visitfortcollins.com information@ftcollins.com

FEATURES 24 Call of the wild

Cynthia Eichler, President & CEO

Mountain playground

Katy Schneider, Director of Marketing

40 T aste bud trippin’

Erik Barstow, Director of Sales

Follow your appetite through the Fort

Lindsey Rohrbaugh, Group and International Sales Stephanie Freier, Office Manager & Executive Assistant to CEO Andrew Woerpel, Digital Marketing Manager

Raise a glass, smile, taste, repeat

Cheryl Glanz, Colorado State Welcome Center Manager

DEPARTMENTS

Autumn Schempp, Director of Business Development Samantha Schueler, Visitor Services Manager

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Dine, stay & play

225 S. Meldrum St. Fort Collins, CO 80521 970-482-3746 www.fortcollinschamber.com general@fcchamber.org

28 C  alendar

Festivals & events

32 S  ound scene

Music: live and on stage

David May, President & CEO Ann Hutchison, Executive Vice President

34 P  edal power

Kevin Jones, Business Advocacy Coordina

Tour the town on two wheels

Kimberly Medina, Vice President of Development and Operations

36 C  reative Spaces

Sarah Morain, Member Engagement Coordinator

Embracing inspiration

Cortney Moore, Receptionist & Executive Assistant Janel Reichard, Finance Director

38 M  ade in Fort Collins

Audrey Fraijo, Programming Coordinator

From our town to you

Heather Emory, Events Coordinator

46 C  raft distilleries

Jessica Verderame, Development and Retention Coordinator

825 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80521 970-221-9210, www.rmparent.com Scott Titterington, Publisher Kristin Titterington, Editor Kim Sharpe, Contributing Editor Emily Zaynard, Creative Director Greg Hoffman, Advertising Sales Director

©2018, Visit Fort Collins and Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. Reproduction of all or part of this publication without express written permission of VFC or FCACC prohibited. VFC, FCACC and RMP assume no responsibility or liability for errors, changes or omissions.

P  icture yourself here

Explore this magic region

18 D  iscover Downtown

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Rocky Mountain Publishing, Inc.

INSERT AFTER PAGE 34: Cheers to the craft of beer!

Let the spirits take you

53 Welcome to Ram Country

Colorado State University at the heart of the community

92 T ransportation

Get around, get around

94 Your event destination Make it happen here!

98 O  ur community

Snapshot of the essentials

100 L ist of advertisers Find your services and products

102 M  aps

Find your way around Fort Collins

106 Zen and the art of visiting I will leave where I visit better than I found it

MEET THE LOCALS 61 R  .T. Custer and Tyler Wolfe Vortic Watch Company

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Ginger Graham and Deb Traylor

Ginger and Baker

70 J ordan and Rebecca Dunn Revolution Artisan Pops

72 K  oel Thomae

Noosa Yoghurt

83 N  ick Frey

Boo Bicycles

84 Jennifer  Seiwald

Summit Hard Cider and Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar

DIRECTORY 60 B  ring your wish list

 pecialty shops, boutiques, S shopping centers

64  Bring your appetite

 estaurants, cafés, R breweries, desserts

76 B  ring your suitcase

B&Bs, hotels & motels, cabins, campgrounds, hostels

82 Bring your bucket list

Arts & entertainment, outdoor adventures, tours

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Welcome to Ginger and Baker, celebrating Fort Collins’ community, history, creativity and pie. Our building, built in 1905, once housed the Northern Colorado Feeders Supply, a brick and mortar symbol of Fort Collins’s agricultural roots: where friendliness, ingenuity and a belief in a better future inspired farmers, ranchers and townspeople for generations. This legacy continues to be our inspiration. Ginger and Baker is a place for thoughtful, handcrafted food and goods that celebrate the season, honor their source and delight the senses. Whether you’re meeting for a cup of coffee in the Market, sitting down in the Café or the Cache for a delicious meal, hosting a holiday party or corporate celebration in the Mill Top or Wine Cellar or digging your fork into one of our fresh baked pies, you’ll always know you’re welcome.

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FortCollinsRealEstateByAngie.com Bailey Cardinal

Angie Spangler

Contract & Marketing Manager

CRS, CNE, Green Designation

OFFICE: 970-221-5995

CELL: 970-402-6430 OFFICE: 970-221-5995

bailey@fortcollinsrealestatebyangie.com

angie@fortcollinsrealestatebyangie.com

Angie’s team has represented real estate clients in Northern Colorado since 2001. • Angie’s a Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert & Green Designee. • Angie works as an advocate for her clients representing their best interests as a seller’s agent & buyer’s agent! • Angie lives in and specializes in Old Town, Fort Collins and services all of Fort Collins as well as Windsor, Timnath, Severance, Wellington and Loveland.

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RE/MAX Executive Club 3 years RE/MAX 100% Club 3 years RE/MAX Hall of Fame award 2013

Angie is in the top 2% of all RE/MAX agents worldwide.

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FORT COLLINS’ OLDEST AND ONLY NEWSSTAND

Since 1947!

YOUR FIRST STOP FOR:

OVER 3000 MAGAZINE TITLES ............................. TRAVEL MAPS, ATLASES .............................

Come on in!

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OUTDOOR GUIDES

REGIONAL AND BEST-SELLING BOOKS


QUINTESSENTIALLY FORT COLLINS FRESH, HEALTHY MEXICAN FOOD PREPARED FROM SCRATCH

+ FAMOUS FISH TACOS + HANDCRAFTED MARGARITAS + LARGE CORNER PATIO

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PICTURE YOURSELF HERE

Snapshot of adventures awaiting you PICTURE YOURSELF IN charming Old Town Square, which inspired Disneyland’s Main Street USA, on a clear evening dancing to a band playing tunes that just seem right. Picture yourself on the Wild & Scenic Cache la Poudre River in a pine-scented mountain canyon paddling your heart out to get over that big wave in Pine View Falls rapid. Picture yourself swinging in a hammock at the top of a cliff as the sun sets over Horsetooth Reservoir and the sky lights up in a vibrant display. Picture yourself touring Odell Brewing and then toasting with friends as you sample a tray of lagers and ales and a brat from a food truck and tell stories about your adventures that day. Picture yourself on a cruiser bicycle riding down a paved path that winds along the babbling Spring Creek on a sunny day. Picture immersing yourself in art as you wander into and out of galleries on a Gallery Walk evening and then noticing that someone is playing one of the artist-painted Pianos about Town. Picture yourself in a cozy restaurant as you smile when the food-as-art meal is set before you paired perfectly with a locally made craft beer or spirit. This is just a snapshot of the adventures you will find when you base your excursion here, with us, in Fort Collins.

A FEW THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT

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NEXT TOP 10 CITIES FOR TECH JOBS

TOP DOWNTOWN IN THE COUNTRY

BEST TOWNS IN AMERICA

BEST PLACES TO DO BUSINESS


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FORT COLLINS

B A Fort Collins is one hour from:

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A) Denver International Airport B) Denver C) Rocky Mountain National Park D) Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forests

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PLACES OF INVENTION

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TEN BEST VACATION CITIES FOR BEER LOVERS

TOP 10 BEST PLACES TO RETIRE

AMERICA’S MOST SATISFIED CITY

TOP 5 HAPPIEST CITY IN THE US

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One Historic Building, Two Great Businesses Over 200 Loose-Leaf Teas To Nourish Your Happy

Fort Collins Largest Indie Bookstore New. Used. Special Orders. Old Town - 236 Walnut Street Front Range Village - Harmony & Ziegler 2720 Council Tree Ave. #166

970-689-3417 • HappyLuckys.com

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232 Walnut Street 970-484-7898 Visit our website for events and book clubs!

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DISCOVER DOWNTOWN

Dine, stay & play Soak it up! Friendly faces, bursts of flowers, painted pianos, holiday lights, inviting alleys and the hub itself—Old Town Square. So much is waiting for you to discover downtown. Fort Collins has one of the most walkable downtowns in America. It’s so charming that Disneyland’s Main Street USA was inspired by it. On-street parking is free and easy, or choose between three convenient parking garages.

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Blast from the past Stroll back in time with a tour of the historic buildings. The Old Town district is on the National Register of Historic Places and was named a Preserve America City by the White House. It’s also one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations as designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Wow, right? Pick up a brochure at the Visit Fort Collins office at 19 Old Town Square.

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Public spaces

locally known as The Rio. Or chill on Old Town Square with a from-scratch-baked-pastry and a hand-crafted coffee at Little Bird Bakeshop or stop in at one of the many other spots on the plaza. The choices go on and on, so pick a table and have a seat.

Old Town, the City’s historic center, is bursting with public spaces to people (and dog) watch. In Old Town Square, discover a play area featuring a life-size bear, a fish to climb and a giant xylophone. In summer, outdoor concerts and street performers attract passersby. Nearby, on Oak Street Plaza, public art doubles as fountains and shade trees provide a spot to sip coffee or enjoy lunch.

After sundown A different energy buzzes here in the evening. Feel the vitality of bon vivants of all types out to see what the night might hold. Grab a bite and a beer and shoot some pool or whack a ping pong ball at CooperSmith’s Poolside. You could slip downstairs to Ace Gillett’s on College Avenue and sip a cocktail while you enjoy the 3-piece jazz band in the corner. Or just drop into the first place that grabs your attention. Want to stay outside? Grab some street-cart food and wander around…maybe stroll down one of the many safe and artsy alleyways.

Shopping paradise If you’re a shopper, you’ve arrived in a kind of paradise… boutiques, one-of-kind shops, foodie stuff, souvenirs and on and on. Want to sample 50 kinds of olive oil? Got it. Try on some boutique fashions? Check. Unique outdoor gear? Yep. Colorado mountain souvenirs? Endless. Lavender soaps and creams? Yummy. And most of these shops are locally owned, so you just might be chatting with the proprietor at any time.

Winter warmup

Fresh air

Winter brings Santa’s Workshop, a skating rink and a cozy fire pit to Old Town Square. The surrounding downtown transforms into a wonderland of twinkling lights and horse-drawn buggy rides under a warm blanket.

We love to linger outside on patios and rooftops. Relax a moment on the cozy roof-top bar at Mainline Ale House or the iconic fountain patio at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant,

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Downtown to-dos: Just wandering around downtown is great… there is so much to delight and discover.

à Take a ride in a charming horse-drawn buggy à Sip a taster flight at one of the taprooms à Follow flavor and take the self-guided Foodie Walk

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A pick-me-up from Little Bird Bakeshop

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à Lick a hand-scooped ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Kilwin’s or Walrus Ice Cream Company

à Splash in the water parks at Oak Street Plaza and Old Town Square…not just for kids à Play a song on a street piano

à Walk the Poudre Trail to the Museum of Discovery or The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

à Ride the trolley to City Park and back again


ITINERARY: Two Days Downtown Be part of the rich history and bright future of Old Town Fort Collins! Visit, dine and stay at the venues that have made Fort Collins a great destination for years and explore the ever-evolving scene that keeps Old Town at the top of the charts.

DAY 1 Check into The Elizabeth Hotel

Marvel at the newest hotel in Old Town showcasing modern design, local art, plus intimate and inviting guest quarters. 111 Chestnut St. www.theelizabethcolorado.com

Breakfast at the Silver Grill Café

Start with a delicious, upscalediner breakfast at northern Colorado’s oldest restaurant. 218 Walnut St., www.silvergrill.com

Historic Walking Tour

Take an historic tour developed to showcase the city’s roots from murals of a bygone era to the haunted opera house.

All aboard the Magic Bus!

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Lunch at CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing

Quench your thirst and grab a bite at Fort Collins’ oldest brewpub in an historic building on Old Town Square. 5 Old Town Square www.coopersmithspub.com.

The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

Learn about the industry that shaped this region while the children feed animals, view farm equipment & ride ponies. 600 N. Sherwood. www.fcgov.com/recreation/thefarm.php.

Dinner at The Cache at Ginger and Baker

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Magic Bus Tours

Explore town with Magic Bus tour. Sign up for a brewery or ghost tour. Or try a sightseeing or history tour. www.themagicbustours.com

Drinks at the Town Pump

The Town Pump is the smallest and the oldest bar in town, opening in 1909, and the first bar to serve Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium Brewing. Bring cash. 124 N. College Ave. www.townpump1909.com

DAY 2 Breakfast at Rainbow Restaurant

Savor outstanding cuisine at a new restaurant set in a renovated, historic grain mill.

Make your taste buds smile at this Fort Collins classic specializing in fresh food and vegetarian dishes (with an occasional side of bacon).

359 Linden St, www.gingerandbaker.com

212 W. Laurel St., www.rainbowfoco.com

Locals call it “The Rio”

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

From dinosaurs to intriguing hands-on science activities, the museum is a not-to-be-missed destination. Catch a feature in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater while you’re at it! 408 Mason Ct., www.fcmod.org

Lunch at Choice City Butcher

Check out the diverse deli menu at the Choice City Butcher, nestled under the Armstrong Hotel. 104 W. Olive St. www.choicecitybutcher.com

Tour New Belgium Brewery

New Belgium Brewery is, for some, the iconic business of Fort Collins. Sign up for a tour and see how they pave the way for sustainable innovation in the art of brewing, engaging the community and informing the city’s bike and brewing culture. 500 Linden St., www.newbelgium.com

Pinball Jones

Relax at Pinball Jones, a basement retro gem, with modern pinball machines or vintage arcade games plucked from the ‘60s and ‘70s. 107 Linden St., www.pinballjones.com

Small plates and drinks at Social

Savor crafted cocktails and tasty tidbits in this part-speakeasy, part-hip-modern underground establishment. 1 Old Town Square, #7 www.socialfortcollins.com

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Artisan and farmstead offerings from our Shop can travel out on your adventure. Or, drop in to “taste” Northern Colorado in our crafted ambiance of unexpected small bites, cheeses, wines, beers, and ciders.

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CALL OF THE WILD

Mountain playground WELCOME TO OUR BACKYARD playground. Discover a refreshing tonic for mind, body and spirit floating a river, walking a trail, boating on a lake and so much more! More than 40 designated natural areas in and around Fort Collins await you from bird-filled wetlands to soaring peaks in Roosevelt National Forest. Beginner, expert? It’s all here waiting for you. Looking for a guide or instruction or need some gear? Fort Collins area stores and outfitters have it all.

Whitewater rafting Mad dog, Pinball, Pineview Falls…just a few of the rapids you can run on the Cache la Poudre River, Colorado’s only nationally designated Wild & Scenic river. Sign on with a company for a guided rafting trip or rent an

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inflatable kayak and get ready for an action-packed run from Class II family-friendly bumps to Class IV holdonto-your-hat waves and drops. Whitewater companies book trips all year long for the season that typically starts in May and runs through August.

Mountain biking We have trails…rocky and technical to smooth and flowy and even some mellow dirt roads in the forest for a family outing. You’ll find endless terrain at Lory State Park, Horsetooth Mountain Park, the Blue Sky Trail and in the Cache la Poudre Canyon. It’s one big playground!

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to the trails around Horsetooth Reservoir. Have a little more time? Head up Cache la Poudre River Canyon. And for the big day, hit the high trails in Rocky Mountain National Park.

just doesn’t get any better. Find a campsite or picnic spot as close as Horsetooth Reservoir or head out for a casual adventure up Cache la Poudre River Canyon or near Red Feather Lakes. Camping options range from primitive, hike-in sites to full hookup, RV-ready pads. Choose from public and private campgrounds.

Wildlife watching Pull out your binoculars and enjoy seeing abundant winged and four-legged creatures. For myriad birds and big fauna—moose, elk, big horn sheep, and deer—cruise up the Cache la Poudre Canyon. Explore Laramie River Road or pop over to the other side of Cameron Pass and visit the State Park Moose Visitor Center. And never forget, these are wild animals—not pets, not zoo critters—so don’t approach or feed them and, absolutely, no selfies with them!

Ease up the sandstone on the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir. Check out the worldclass bouldering at Rotary Park and Piano Boulders or grab a rope for some boltedanchor, top-rope climbing at Duncan’s Ridge. Ready for bigger stuff? Head up to Lumpy Ridge or even the high peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Fly-fishing

Brats sizzling on the grill, the river bubbling 20 feet away, the kids tossing lures into that big hole behind a rock, and the sweet pine air…it

Fish miles of streams, creeks and highmountain lakes until you run out of tippet. Plenty of guides can help you learn to wet a fly,

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too. Stop in to the renown St. Peter’s Fly Shop for supplies, advice and guiding. Check out the Blue Ribbon water on the Cache la Poudre River and the high lakes farther up.

Winter activities Many of our outdoor staples serve double duty as temperatures drop. Hiking trails become snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing routes and Sheldon Lake at City Park hosts ice fishing and ice skating. Zip up to snow country near Cameron Pass and around Red Feather Lakes for a spectacular backcountry adventure. Choose a rolling trail or venture up above tree line for some back¬country bowls. You can even ski or snowshoe into a yurt for a night or two. You have to try this: lift-served innertubing. Beaver Meadows Resort near Red Feather Lakes has 12 tubing runs along with traditional pond skating and groomed cross-country ski trails.

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Horsetooth Reservoir is minutes west of town. Boat, rent a standup paddleboard, or swim. Around the reservoir, find crags for rock climbing and trails for walking, running and mountain biking. The reservoir lands offer access to the trails at Lory State Park, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Blue Sky trail to the south. Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Red Mountain Open Space offer hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails plus views of bison and cultural pre-history. Explore the Cache la Poudre Canyon for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and hunting.

Four agencies administer our public lands • City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and Parks: www.fcgov.com/naturalareas, www.fcgov.com/parks

• Larimer County areas: www.co.larimer.co.us/parks • Colorado State Parks: www.cpw.state.co.us • Roosevelt and Arapahoe National Forests: www.fs.usda.gov/main/arp/home

Or visit: www.visitftcollins.com PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

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ITINERARY: Two Day Adventure

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya

If you like to live on the wild side, you’ll find Fort Collins to be a nature and adventure lover’s paradise! Try out these favorite excursions along with some fabulous food at mountain and town eateries. And remember: Leave only footprints and take only memories. Horsetooth Reservoir

DAY 1 Check into The Inn at Whiskey Belle Ranch

Not far from town, this 1894 farmhouse turned quintessential bed and breakfast will give you lessons in Western ranch life, and a comfy place to lay your head for the night. 2030 Cherokee Park Rd., Livermore www.whiskeybelleranch.com

Breakfast at The Inn of course!

Enjoy a hearty, homemade meal that is locally produced and expertly prepared.

Just west of town, enjoy water sports on Horsetooth Reservoir and hiking or mountain biking in the surrounding hills. Climbers will also find plenty of purchase while bouldering around the reservoir and surrounding areas.

www.larimer.org/naturalresources/parks/ horsetooth-mountain, www.larimer.org/ naturalresources/parks/horsetoothreservoir

Lunch from Snack Attack Specialty Sandwiches & Brews Organic & locally sourced ingredients.

120 W. Stuart St., www.snackattackit.com

Gear up at Jax Mercantile Co.

Poudre Canyon. Hang out on a deck or along the river in fresh mountain air. With any luck you may catch some live music in its amphitheater.

www.jaxmercantile.com

13714 Poudre Canyon Hwy. www.themishawaka.com.

Find your favorite fishing, hunting, camping, climbing, army surplus and more at locally owned Jax Outdoor Gear Store.

Bike in the Fort

Finish your day with a casual bike ride through town. Rent a bike from Recycled Cycles for you and the kids. Try a tandem, E-bike or tag-along trailer.

www.recycled-cycles.com

Dinner at Beau Jo’s Pizza

Since 1973, Beau Jo’s Colorado pizza pies have hit the spot.

100 N. College Ave., www.beaujos.com

Beverage and music at Paddler’s Pub Relax among adventurous friends. www.raftmw.com/paddlers-pub/.

DAY 2 Breakfast at Vern’s Place

Climbing at Horsetooth Resevoir

Since 1946, Vern’s has served homestyle food in a family-friendly atmosphere in Laporte. 4120 Co. Rd. 54G, Laporte. www.vernsplace.com.

Raft the Cache la Poudre River

Book a half-day whitewater raft trip from a local outfitter. See directory, page 88, for a list of rafting companies.

Lunch at “The Mish”

Relax after your morning adventure at the historic Mishawaka Inn restaurant and watering hole in the Cache la

Put on your walking shoes in the Cache la Poudre Canyon

Find spectacular scenery and spy lots of wildlife hiking the Greyrock, Hewlett Gulch and Lower Dadd Gulch Trails. Find more hiking and, in winter, snowshoeing up and over Cameron Pass.

www.pwv.org/trails/lower-poudre-canyon, www.pwv.org/trails/upper-poudre-canyon.

The Shambhala Mountain Center

Follow in the footsteps of the Dalai Lama, who visited here in 2006, to the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya. Visitors are welcome.

www.shambhalamountain.org.

Explore the Red Feather Lakes area Ice cream and shops in town. Then take Deadman Road to the Deadman Fire Lookout to see mountain ranges in all directions.

Fun and dinner at Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch

Pull into idyllic Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch for fishing, horseback riding, disc golf, snow tubing and more. Grab some grub and a beverage. www.beavermeadows.com.

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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

JANUARY

13 & 27: Winter Farmers Market Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave. www.focomarket.org 13: Budapest Festival Orchestra Lincoln Center 417 W. Magnolia St. www.lctix.com

FEBRUARY

10 & 24: Winter Farmers Market Opera Galleria 123 N. College Ave. www.focomarket.org

14: Keigwin + Company: K+C Celebrates Bernstein Lincoln Center 417 W. Magnolia St. www.lctix.com 14: The Summit at Block One Downtown Fort Collins www.downtownfortcollins.com

MARCH

1-14: Great Plates of Downtown Downtown Fort Collins www.downtownfortcollins.com

10 & 24: Winter Farmers Market Opera Galleria 123 N. College Ave. www.focomarket.org 17: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Downtown Fort Collins www.downtownfortcollins.com

APRIL

5-8, 13-14: ACT Human Rights Film Festival CSU, Lincoln Center Lyric Cinema Cafe www.actfilmfest.colostate.edu

7: Winter Farmers Market Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave. www.focomarket.org 21: Earth Day Fort Collins Civic Center Park 11am-5pm www.sustainablelivingassocia tion.org/events 27-28: FOCOMX A celebration of northernColorado live music at multiple venues around Fort Collins. www.focomx.focoma.org

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YEAR-ROUND EVENTS First Friday: Old Town Gallery Walk First Friday of every month. Stroll through Old Town and view artwork exhibited in over 14 galleries. Refreshments served. www.downtownfortcollins.com, 970-484-6500 Fort Collins Foodie Walk Third Friday of every month. A self-guided walk featuring new food presentations, tasting opportunities and themes each month at participating restaurants in Downtown Fort Collins. www.downtownfortcollins.com, 970-484-6500 Avery House Tours Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, 1-4pm. www.poudrelandmarks.org, 970-221-0533

FOCOMX draws over 200 bands to 20+ venues at the end of April.

Contra Dances First, third and fifth Saturdays each month, 8-11pm, at Club Tico in City Park. Enjoy this form of American folk dancing and live music. Free one-hour lesson offered before every dance, 7-8pm. www.fotd.org, 970-493-8277 International Night at the Library Second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month at the Fort Collins Main Library and Harmony Library. www.poudrelibraries.org, 970-221-6380

PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

Festivals and Events 28: Downtown Living Tour Downtown Fort Collins www.downtownfortcollins.com

MAY

5: Cinco De Mayo Celebration Northside Aztlan Center www.fortcollinscincodemayo.com 6: Colorado Marathon Poudre Canyon and Downtown Fort Collins www.coloradomarathon.com 11-13: CSU Spring Graduation www.commencement. colostate.edu

12: Masterworks #5 Presented by Fort Collins Symphony Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St. www.lctix.com 25-27: Realities Ride & Rally Motorcycle rally to benefit abused and at-risk children. www.realitiesforchildren.com/ realities-ride

JUNE

TBD: The Big Splash at the Water Works 10am-3pm www.poudrelandmarks.org

2: Old Town Car Show Downtown Fort Collins Free annual car show featuring hot rods, vintage cars and classic trucks, plus food and family fun. www.downtownfortcollins.com 8-10: Taste of Fort Collins Civic Center Park www.tasteoffortcollins.com 9: Summer Splash 11am-2pm Downtown Fort Collins www.downtownfortcollins.com

17: Father’s Day 5K Downtown Fort Collins www.fcgov.com/recreation/ fathersday 22-24: Colorado Brewers’ Festival Downtown Fort Collins Featuring samples of more than 50 great Colorado beers, food, music and fun. www.downtownfortcollins.com

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JULY

TBD: Downtown Sidewalk Sales Downtown Fort Collins www.downtownfortcollins.com

TBD: Larimer County Fair and Rodeo The Larimer County Fairgrounds An 130-year-old tradition offering exhibits, amazing attractions, live entertainment, carnival and PRCA Rodeo. www.larimercountyfair.org

Tour de Fat is a costumed bicycle parade and festival

4: Fourth of July Celebration Multiple celebration events. Fireworks at City Park at dusk. www.fcgov.com 4: Avery House Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Fort Collins Avery House, 328 W. Mountain Ave., 10am-2pm www.poudreland marks.org 20-29: Cheyenne Frontier Days World’s Largest Rodeo and Western Celebration www.cfdrodeo.com 26-29: Fort Collins Fringe Festival Theater off the beaten path. www.facebook.com/Fort CollinsFringeFestival

AUGUST

10-12: 31st Annual Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest Downtown Fort Collins Over 300 booths, a kids’ carnival, two beer gardens, and seven stages of continuous live entertainment with Bohemian Nights music lineup of great musicians. www.downtownfortcollins.com

18: Peach Festival Civic Center Park and Washington Park www.fortcollinspeachfestival.com 25: New Belgium’s Tour de Fat www.newbelgium.com/events/tourde-fat/fort-collins

SEPTEMBER

TBD: CSU Homecoming www.calendar.colostate.edu TBD: 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour Downtown Fort Collins See inside many historic Old Town Fort Collins homes. www.poudrelandmarks.org

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PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

SUMMER EVENTS TUESDAYS

• N  oontime Notes, Oak Street Plaza, 11:30am-1pm, weekly beginning June 5 until August 7, 11:30am-1pm. www.downtownfortcollins.com • O  utdoor Movie Nights, downtown Fort Collins, weekly beginning July until August 14, dusk. www.downtownfortcollins.com

WEDNESDAYS

• F  ort Collins Farmers Market, SW Corner of Harmony Road and Lemay Avenue. 11am-3pm, June-October. www.fortcollinsfm.com • L  agoon Concert Series, CSU Lory Student Center west lawn, weekly beginning in mid-June until early August, Little Kids Rock at 6pm & concert 6:30-8:30pm. Food Trucks. www.lagoonseries.com

THURSDAYS

• M  arket at Jessup Farm, 1957 Jessup Dr. www.jessupfarm.com • B  ohemian Nights Thursday Night Live, Old Town Square, weekly beginning May 31 until August 2, evenings, www.bohemian nights.org/Thursday-night-live

FRIDAYS

• D  owntown Sessions Concert Series, Old Town Square, 6-9pm, monthly on first Friday beginning June 1 until October 5. www.downtownfortcollins.com.

• B  en & Jerry’s Concert Series, Old Town Square, concerts throughout the summer, 7-9pm. www.benjerry.com/fortcollins

SATURDAYS

• L  arimer County Farmers Market, Larimer County Courthouse Parking lot. 8am12pm, May-October. www.larimer.org • D  rake Road Farmers Market, West Drake Road and Worthington Cir., 10am-1pm, April-September. www.drakeroadfarmersmarket.com • S  ounds of Summer at Front Range Village Concert Series, mid-July through August. www.shopfrontrangevillage.com

SUNDAYS

• F  ort Collins Farmers Market, SW Corner of Harmony Road and Lemay Avenue. 11am-3pm, May-October. www.fortcollinsfm.com • F  oothills Mall Summer Sundays Concert Series, late-May to mid-August, 6-8pm. www.shopfoothills.com

WEEKENDS

• T  rolley Rides, City Park,12-5pm, MaySeptember. www.fortcollinstrolley.org

VARIES

• B  aseball with the Fort Collins Foxes, City Park, South Field. May-July. Mountain Collegiate Baseball League. www.fortcollinsfoxes.com


3: FORTitude Labor Day 10k Classic Finishes at CSU stadium. www. fortitude10k.bolderboulder.com 15: FORToberfest www.downtownfortcollins.com

OCTOBER

TBD: Winter Farmers Market Opera Galleria 123 N. College Ave. www.focomarket.org TBD: Treatsylvania The Farm at Lee Martinez Park Family friendly trick-or-treat fun. www.fcgov.com/thefarm 6: Tour de Corgi Downtown Fort Collins www.tourdecorgi.org 20: Old Town Halloween ZombieFest Old Town Square www.oldtownzombie.com 31: Tiny Tot Halloween Downtown Fort Collins Costumed children trick-or-treat. www.downtownfortcollins.com

NOVEMBER

First Night Fort Collins fireworks ring in the new year.

TBD: Winter Farmers Market Opera Galleria 123 N. College Ave. www.focomarket.org 2: Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony www.downtownfortcollins.com 17: Santa Arrives in Downtown Fort Collins www.downtownfortcollins.com 22: Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Run Downtown Fort Collins www.fctdayrun.com

DECEMBER

TBD: Winter Farmers Market Opera Galleria 123 N. College Ave. www.focomarket.org TBD: Avery House Holiday Open House 328 W. Mountain Ave. www.poudrelandmarks.com TBD: Canyon Concert Ballet: The Nutcracker Lincoln Center 417 W. Magnolia St.www.lctix.com

PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

7: Carolfest Downtown Fort Collins www.downtownfortcollins.com 8: TUBA Christmas www.downtownfortcollins.com

31: First Night Fort Collins Downtown Fort Collins Family friendly Live entertainment and fireworks display to celebrate the New Year. www.downtownfortcollins.com

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SOUND SCENE

Music: live and on stage

Local musicians pack the Aggie Theater

PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

THE FLOURISHING MUSIC SCENE in Fort Collins is a huge part of what makes it unique. You have lots of choices from an evening of bluegrass jammin’ at a cozy venue to a packed square full of revelers. Pause and listen in Old Town Square as some passerby stops to tickle out a tune on one of the Pianos About Town. This might be your first sign that music fills the air here.

Concerts calling Stop by the square any Thursday or Friday summer evening for a free concert. Bring your dancing shoes! Wander over to Oak Street Plaza on a Tuesday, sit down and relax to some

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Noontime Notes. Or catch a free performance at Foothills Mall or Front Range Village.

Variety of venues Plenty of nightspots feature live music. Take in a concert at Washington’s, a new stateof-the-art concert hall, or settle in behind a cocktail for some sounds at the refined Magic Rat. For that I-can’t-believe-it setting, head up the Cache la Poudre Canyon to the outdoor stage at Mishawaka Amphitheater.

Festival fever And not to be missed: the festivals! Immerse yourself in the music and all the energy that

comes with it. Take in a weekend of free local and national acts on multiple stages at Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest or immerse yourself in the regional scene at FoCoMX. The Taste of Fort Collins festival offers an opportunity to pair local food with your live music.

Serious support Fort Collins supports music and the culture that goes with it, in a comprehensive way, on a campus called the Music District. Visitors can borrow state-of-the-art equipment while on campus or attend one of their many educational and entertaining events. www.themusicdistrict.org


MUSIC FESTIVALS

Fort Collins hosts three annual, multi-day events featuring performances from national talent as well as showcasing favorite artists of the home-grown variety.

FOCOMX

April 27-28 20+ venues and 200+ bands. www.focomx.focoma.org

TASTE OF FORT COLLINS

June 8-10 20+ bands on several stages plus local food and drink. www.tasteoffortcollins.com

BOHEMIAN NIGHTS AT NEWWESTFEST

August 10-12 FREE music festival, local bands and national headliners. www.bohemian nights.org

CONCERT VENUES AGGIE THEATRE stages local and national acts in a former movie theatre downtown. www.aggietheatre.com AVOGADRO’S NUMBER presents local and national acts in a relaxed indoor and outdoor venue. www.avogadros.com BUDWEISER EVENTS CENTER stages national acts in an indoor arena setting. www.budweisereventscenter.com DOWNTOWN ARTERY hosts a variety of performances in an innovative, sophisticated space. www.downtownartery.com HODI’S HALFNOTE hosts local and national acts in a tavern setting downtown. www.hodishalfnote.com MAGIC RAT offers sounds from big names to local jam sessions in a lounge setting. www.magicratlivemusic.com MISHAWAKA AMPHITHEATER showcases local and national acts in an idyllic mountain venue. www.themishawaka.com THE ARMORY features an enhanced listening experience pairing local performers with national artists. www.armoryfoco.com WASHINGTON’S provides state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. www.washingtonsfoco.com.

PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live,

CONCERT SERIES Bring your lawn chair, your rhythm, and your music-love for these outdoor, and free summertime performances. SUNDAYS, Foothills Mall Summer Sundays Concert Series, late-May to mid-August, 6-8pm. TUESDAYS, Noontime Notes, Oak Street Plaza, weekly beginning June 5 until August 7, 11:30am-1pm. WEDNESDAYS, Lagoon Concert Series, CSU Lory Student Center west lawn, weekly beginning in mid-June until early August, Little Kids Rock at 6pm & concert 6:30-8:30pm. Food Trucks. www.lagoonseries.com THURSDAYS, Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live, Old Town Square, weekly beginning May 31 until August 2,

evenings. www.bohemiannights.org/Thursday-night-live FRIDAYS, Downtown Sessions Concert Series, Old Town Square, monthly on first Friday beginning June 1 until October 5. www.downtownfortcollins.com/events/ down-town-summer-sessions Ben & Jerry’s Concert Series, Old Town Square, concerts throughout the summer, 7-9pm. www.benjerry.com/fortcollins SATURDAYS, Sounds of Summer at Front Range Village Concert Series, mid-July through August. www.shopfrontrangevillage.com

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PEDAL POWER

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Tour the town on two wheels GETTING AROUND FORT COLLINS is a pleasure on two wheels. It should be, because we’ve been working on making the town bike-friendly for decades. Now biking is just part of our culture. In fact, when you ride a bike here, you’ll find yourself in the company of other riders enjoying the biking lifestyle, too. Fort Collins has been named a Platinumlevel Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. That’s the highest designation and only five cities in the nation have achieved that ranking. Be sure to try pedaling when you’re here. Lots of things make it easy for you—miles of bike lanes, nearly 40 miles of paved bike trails and helpful way-finding signs.

Bike rentals and guided tours Let the local experts show you around town and guide you to the finest trails or road rides you can imagine. To explore Fort Collins by bicycle, try a tour from Leisurely Pedaling. They’ll set you up on a comfortable bike with a friendly tour guide. www.leisurelypedaling.com This might be a fun fit for you: Beer & Bike Tours. That just says fun, Fort Collins style! www.beerandbiketours.com. When you’re

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feeling adventurous contact the folks at Front Range Ride Guides for the best in mountain bike tours. www.frontrangerideguides.com. Check out Recycled Cycles where you can also rent an electric bike. www.recycledcycles.com. New World Sports will guide you on a mountain bike or city tour or rent you a mountain bike, road bike, cruiser, tandem or trailer. They even have bikes for kids. www.newworldsportsllc.com. Or try Lee’s Cyclery for cruisers or tandem bikes. www.leescyclery.com

Bike Share The Bike Share program has bicycles stationed around town. Start by becoming a member at zagster.com/fortcollins, then reserve a bike using the Zagster app, pay a small fee and ride away. Stop into the Visit Fort Collins office in Old Town Square to pick up a helmet or get assistance.

Bike maps Be sure to download your own bike routes map and find even more information from FC Bikes at the City of Fort Collins. www.fcgov.com/bicycling/bike-maps.php

TOUR DE COOP

May 20 6- to 8-mile tour in and around Fort Collins. See a variety of urban backyard chickencoops. Learn about chickens from experienced owners. www.sustainablelivingassociation. org/events/tour-de-coop-2018

OPEN STREETS

June and September Dates TBD Ride the Route to enjoy food trucks, live music, local artists plus street performances. www.fcgov.com/openstreets

12TH ANNUAL TOUR DE FARMS

July 14 Leisurely 15-mile tour with stops at various farms, community gardens and greenhouses. Refreshments provided at each stop. All ages. www.fortifiedcollaborations.com

TOOTH OR CONSEQUENCES MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL

September 29-30 Strap in for a two-day mountain-bike extravaganza featuring an endurance MTB Race. www.overlandmtb.org


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CREATIVE SPACES

Embracing inspiration

PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

A VIBRANT AND DYNAMIC arts community thrives in Fort Collins where the town and surrounding landscapes inspire artists living and working here. Not content to be a passive player, the city itself becomes a canvas through public art projects, which turn utility boxes into murals, alleys into installations and water into the music of children playing. Come see why the historic area of town has been officially certified as The Downtown Fort Collins Creative District by the State of Colorado.

Visual Art As you stroll around town, drop into some of the more than 15 private galleries, which display a wide variety of work. The Museum of Art | Fort Collins features a diverse showing of travelling exhibitions plus the work of local and regional artists. On campus at Colorado State University, stop into Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, and for something a little out of the ordinary, check out Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising to learn about people and their textiles, dress and interior furnishings. Or get into the act yourself at Painting with a Twist

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where you can sip a glass of wine while you paint.

Performing arts Catch a performance at one of the Lincoln Center stages where national and local acts play the main stage and local troupes, such as Open Stage and Debut Theatre, perform in the more intimate theater. Or check out the schedule at Bas Bleu Theatre, a beloved venue that was reclaimed as a performance space from a historic machine shop. Want to make a night of it? Midtown Arts Center features musicals along with dinner. On the classical end, Fort Collins enjoys an opera company, a symphony and a ballet troupe.

First Friday Gallery Walk Every month, downtown fine art and craft galleries keep their doors open for this self-guided walking tour from 6-9pm. Explore the rotating monthly shows with friendly gallery owners, approachable art and a wide array of artistic experiences.

Art, where you find it As you move around town, keep an eye out. You are guaranteed to spot some art.


ArtWear fuses theatre and fashion at the Lincoln Center

Participating galleries are open until 9pm for the First Friday Gallery Walk

Fort Collins Mural Project—what happens when you put artists together with the idea that “Every wall deserves ART”? You get collaboration and beautiful murals. Art in Public Places—small accents and large installations all over town from pavers in the sidewalk to the 50-foot Ringfall sculpture on the corner of Prospect and Timberline. Pianos About Town—pianos painted by artists and set around town for people to admire and play. Transformer Cabinet Murals—all shapes and sizes of cabinets painted by local artists. Find a brochure at the downtown Visit Fort Collins center. Go to www.fcgov.com/artspublic to see recent Art in Public places, and current Transformer Cabinet and Piano artists and their projects.

PAINTING BY MAUREEN CARRINGTON, CUMULUSARTSTUDIO.COM

THE DOWNTOWN ARTERY 252-254 Linden Street, www.downtownartery.com As a creative hub dedicated to building a community around art, The Downtown Artery features a café/bar, a performance venue, retail emporium and classrooms on its ground floor. Upstairs are art studios housing more than 40 artists, an art gallery with bar, lounges and rental rooms for touring musicians, artists and any traveler looking to stay in non-traditional lodgings with an artistic flair.

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MADE IN FORT COLLINS

From our town to you

Topo Designs

130 S. College Ave. www.Topodesigns.com

High-quality, practical and stylish outdoor clothing and gear designed for the backcountry, cities and world travel.

People come up with all kinds of ideas. It’s innovative and collaborative, from a couple of folks with a passion for making cheese to companies known ‘round the globe for quality Smartphone cases and everything in between. Stop into our many locally owned shops. You just might meet the owners and find out what made them follow their dreams and take the leap.

Harbinger Coffee

505 S. Mason St., Ste 100 3581 E. Harmony Rd., Ste. 160 www.Harbingercoffee.com

Showcasing fine brewed coffees, teas and espressos.

Akinz

15 Old Town Square, No. 132 www.Akinz.com

Handcrafted products infused with adventurous goals and dreams. Tanks, tees, hoodies, beanies, trucker hats, leggings, dresses and more.

Nuance Chocolate

214 Pine St., www.NuanceChocolate.com

Authentic, spirited bean-to-bar chocolate made straight from beans roasted and ground in Old Town Fort Collins.

Otter Shop MouCo Cheese Company www.Mouco.com

Locally crafted, soft-ripened cheeses. Award-winning varieties available at grocery and specialty stores in town.

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Begin Again

www.Beginagaintoys.com

Eco-friendly toys and games made to inspire children with stories of invention, adventure and good old-fashioned fun.

151 W. Mountain Ave. www.Otterproducts.com

Connect with Otter brands, learn about company culture and see exclusive products that are not available in any other store.


SERVING NORTHERN COLORADO

BUYERS AND SELLERS FOR 12 YEARS!

“John helped us navigate the busy Fort Collins and Northern Colorado market and we found the perfect house. From start to finish, he answered all our questions and negotiated a great price.” —Greg and Stefanie Hoffman

Downtown, uptown or out of town, you’re covered! JOHN WEISS

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TASTE BUD TRIPPIN’

Follow your appetite through the Fort FORT COLLINS IS for lovers. Lovers of food and drink, that is. Flavorful fare can be found on the Main Street or tucked into neighborhood nooks. It ranges from national restaurant favorites to locally grown and creatively prepared, palate-pleasing plates. If ever there was a city you’d want to eat your way through from morning till the wee hours, Fort Collins is it! Devour an entire Dining Guide beginning on page 64.

Northside noshing North Fort Collins eateries include those in the downtown area where food and beverage choices abound. You can start your day with breakfast at the Silver Grill. Its peppy atmosphere complements its menu of traditional favorites prepared with creative twists. Another option is one of the Mugs

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Coffee Lounge locations where they serve “the best breakfast burrito in the universe” and build community through coffee. If your morning meal won’t be complete without lots of meat, Choice City Butcher & Deli might be the place for you. Northside noon-time noshing often is enjoyed al fresco, as so many of Old Town’s restaurants feature patio dining. Enjoy views from CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing’s sidewalk and on-the-square patios, as well as the establishment’s traditional tavern temptations. The Blue Agave Grill’s patio surrounds the Fort Collins Art Museum. You’ll taste culture in every bite of its contemporary southwestern cuisine. Go crazy creating your own delicious sandwich at Stuft a Burger Bar where you can enjoy a beverage in a sports-bar setting. When your supper bell rings,


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there are still plenty of savory selections to be enjoyed. Tasty Harmony and Restaurant 415 will please people with a more plant-based palate. Canino’s Italian Restaurant, housed in a landmark building, features authentic fare made with fresh ingredients. Stop in for a sandwich and glass of wine at Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market, a New American cafe/bistro in the newly opened Elizabeth Hotel. Or head up top to sip a craft cocktail at the relaxed and sophisticated Sunset Lounge rooftop bar. Fish, Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, JAWS Sushi or Jeju Sushi and Japanese Restaurant will suit you if you’re feeling a little fishy. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll find plenty of places where you can indulge it, like Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop, The Chocolate Café, Kilwins Chocolate & Ice Cream, Nuance Chocolate, Mary’s Mountain Cookies just to name a few.

Midtown munching Say “Bonjour” to the day at La Creperie & French Bakery of Fort Collins where croissants and pastries are baked daily, and crepes are filled with the freshest ingredients. The Rainbow Restaurant near

Colorado State University serves traditional, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free eats until 2pm. Rise! is “A Breakfast Place” with homemade artisan creations that can be prepared vegetarian and gluten free. Near the Music District at College Avenue and Laurel Street, find yourself in Dalzell Alley, a colorful space with an eclectic mix of lunch spots, including DGT “Authentic American Tacos,” where you can grab a fusion-style taco, burrito or sauté, or The Gold Leaf Collective, home of several delicious vegan dishes. Café Vino finds patrons enjoying drinks, tapas and dinner made with local organic ingredients. Another solid choice is Black Bottle Brewery, which features 40 taps of beer paired with a menu of pub food. The Moot House is a classic Fort Collins fine-dining favorite with an Old English atmosphere. William Oliver’s features bacon, local beer and spirits, and whiskey from all over the world. The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm, a 130-year-old homestead turned chic, casual dining spot, will serve you using ingredients from its own garden.

South Fort Collins sustenance Wake up with an exotic, exquisite cup of joe from Harbinger Coffee, which features beans from around the world roasted to perfection. Sunday brunch is a farm-fresh experience at Locality. Have lunch at Fiona’s Delicatessen and then top it off with a special treat from its bakery or old-fashioned soda fountain. Enjoy a brew or two with your mid-day meal at DC Oakes Brewery and Eatery. Head over to the Himalayan Bistro where entrees capture the flavors of Nepal, Tibet and India. The Bann Thai Restaurant offers modern interpretations of classic Thai dishes. The Caballero’s invite you to be their dinner guest at La Buena Vida, where recipes have been handed down through generations of their Michoacán family. You’ll enjoy tapas and entrees inspired by tastes from many spots around the world at Dominic’s Bistro & Wine Bar. And Otto Pint, a gas station converted into a neighborhood hangout, serves up thin-crust pizzas with a selection of 40 craft beers that have family and friends breaking bread and raising pints together often.

Food events à Great Plates of Downtown, March 1-14, 2018. Enjoy dozens of restaurants and meal deals. www.downtownfortcollins.com/events à Taste of Fort Collins, June 8-10, 2018. Featuring local food, bands and brews. www.tasteoffortcollins.com à The Taste, September 2018 (day TBA). FoCo’s finest chefs compete and create culinary delights—all to benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County. www.tastebenefit.org à Fortified Collaborations Events, June through November. Paired pop-up and farm dinner experiences celebrating local food and relationships. www.fortifiedcollaborations.com

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Fort Collins Farmers’ markets inspire chefs with locally produced ingredients and flavors.


ITINERARY: Epicurean Odyssey If you’re a lover of food, drink and merriment, take two days to savor Fort Collins’ restaurants, watering holes and cultural scene.

DAY 1 Check into the Edwards House

Boutique Inn in Old Town featuring premium accommodations, delicious breakfasts and personalized service. 402 W. Mountain Ave. www.edwardshouse.com

Breakfast at Lucile’s Creole Café

Start with a hearty breakfast of Creole flavors infused with Zydeco, jazz and Cajun music, plus festive décor Mardi Gras style. 400 S. Meldrum St., www.luciles.com

Lincoln Center

Across the street from Lucile’s is the Lincoln Center, a venue for theatrical, dance and musical performances. Stroll through its ever-changing art galleries or outdoor sculpture garden, or catch a show. 417 W. Magnolia St., www.lctix.com

Museum of Art | Fort Collins

Housed in the former Fort Collins post office, the building is a Renaissance Revival structure and a work of art itself. Tour one of its world-class exhibits or participate in an event. 201 S. College Ave. www.ftcma.org

Lunch at The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro

Enjoy a cheese plate paired with a flight of wine at this intimate space with Old World charm. 200B Walnut St., www.thewelshrabbit.com

Painting with a Twist

Let your inner artist loose in painting class. Sip a glass of wine as you create a masterpiece to take back home. 1112 Oakridge Dr., #107, www.paintingwith atwist.com/studio/fort-collins

The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

Dinner at RARE Italian Restaurant

Lunch at Big Al’s Burgers & Dogs

101 S. College Ave., www.rareitalian.com

140 W. Mountain Ave. www.bigalsburgers anddogs.com

Art galleries galore

Music to your ears

Sink your teeth into a dry-aged steak or some other classic dish, served in a modern space featuring exposed brick, a large communal table & patio.

On the first Friday of the month, participate in the self-guided Fort Collins Gallery Walk. Galleries are open late for the event from 6-9pm. www.downtownfortcollins.com

Catch a concert…

…at the CSU Lagoon or one of the city’s many music venues, like the Aggie Theater or The Armory. www.lagoonseries.com, www.aggietheatre. com or www.bohemiannights.org

DAY 2 Light breakfast at the Little Bird Bakeshop

Freshly baked pastries and savory treats are made from scratch with seasonal and often locally sourced ingredients, plus handcrafted beverages featuring Colorado’s own Boxcar Coffee, Bhakti Chai and Chanda Chai. 11 Old Town Square www.thelittlebirdbakeshop.com

Art in Public Places

Look for art on street corners, tucked into alleys and creatively displayed in all of Fort Collins art galleries. www.fcgov.com/artspublic www.trimblecourt.com

Decorated with repurposed items and lots of local art, Big Al’s serves Colorado beef and homemade veggie burgers.

Catch a live music show at the newly renovated Washington’s (www.washingtonsfoco.com) or The Armory (www.armoryfoco. com). For inspiration to create your own melodies, visit The Music District (www.themusicdistrict.org), where people compose, record, connect and collaborate, and check out a locally owned music store for more instrumental inspiration— Music Go Round, Boomer Music or Spotlight Music. www.musicgoroundfortcollis.com www.spotlightmusicstore.com www.boomermusiccompany.com

Dinner at Midtown Arts Center

The Dinner Theatre at Midtown Arts Center brings a bit of Broadway to you. Enjoy dinner and a show all in one spot. 3750 S. Mason St. www.midtownartscenter.com

Nightcap at Ace Gillett’s Lounge

The lounge emits the sultry sophistication that enveloped city speakeasies during prohibition, along with smooth jazz notes played live. 239 S. College Ave., www.acegilletts.com

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FOODIE’S DELIGHT

Eaters paradise found

The Silver Seed dishes out delicious vegan fare PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

DO YOU LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT FOOD? Learning about ingredients, preparing a meal, hanging out with other foodie people and finally savoring a delectable morsel? We have some treats for you! In addition to an amazing array of eateries, you’ll find a culture that caters to those epicurean impulses.

Fort Collins Foodie Walk Experience a world of flavor with this self-guided tour of Old Town culinary specialty shops. On the third Friday of every month, from 5-8pm, discover new tasting opportunities. Visit: www.down townfortcollins.com/ events/foodie-walk to see a map and a list of the current participating shops. Sample new flavorings or examine salts and spices from around the world. Enjoy a charcuterie board and a glass of wine, paired with chocolate made from ethically sourced cacao beans. And the list goes on…olive oils, hand-crafted

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chocolates and ice cream, locally made spirits, and unique blends of tea that you have to see to believe…all offered by friendly, passionate and super knowledgeable folks. Eventually you might wonder at what point do your taste buds get overwhelmed. For even more ideas for eaters, check out the Visit Fort Collins Food Guide at www.visitftcollins.com/ eat-drink/food-guide.

Food trucks everywhere Sometimes it seems that this town could be called Fort Food Truck with more than 70 trucks and carts to choose from. If you can think of it, someone is probably making it right now. Check fortcollins foodtrucks.com for a listing of trucks and carts. Combine bikes, breweries, food trucks, a little local music and you have a culture that says slow down and enjoy your day. And that’s sweet because a lot of the time you can belly-up to a food cart at the brewery you’re visiting. The whole enchilada comes together at a couple of weekly food truck rallies from midMay through September. Swing by City Park on Tuesdays after 5:30pm and Fossil Creek Park on Thursday evenings for some tasty treats and live music. www.focofoodtruckrally.com.


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Coppermuse Distillery

CRAFT DISTILLERIES

244 N. College Ave. coppermuse.com Tasting room. Tours.

Let the spirits take you WHISKEY. VODKA. GIN. Crafted right here. In the mood to sip a strong drink or cocktail? Settle into a tasting room and cozy up to a libation crafted on site. At some distilleries you can take a little tour and see how the journey unfolds, from a pile of grain to the fine clear liquid in your glass. Distillers are passionate about what they do, and soon you will be too. You can feel the warmth in every hand-crafted small batch that bubbles out of their stills. Fort Collins was rated No. 7, in the country, on the Craft Spirits Tourism Index by Travelocity, which revealed the best large and small metro areas to experience the art and culture of craft distilling. Even if you don’t make it into a distillery, pick up a souvenir bottle at a local store.

Elevation 5003 Distillery 2601 S. Lemay Ave., #8 elevation5003.com Tasting room.

Feisty Spirits Distillery

1708 E. Lincoln Ave., #1 Fiestyspirits.com Tasting room. Tours.

Mobb Mountain Distillery 400 Linden St. Mobmountain.com Tasting room.

NOCO Distillery

328 S. Link Ln., #11 nocodistillery.com Tasting room by appointment.

Old Elk Distillery

Drytown.com No tasting room. Available at stores.

Old Town Distilling Co.

Old Town Distilling.com No tasting room. Available at stores, restaurants & bars.

Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar and Pub Make an afternoon or evening of it at Scrumpy’s. Savor a glass of Summit Hard Cider made onsite or sample ciders from all over, poured from one of the 48 taps. And don’t miss out on the outstanding pub fare. And what is a Scrumpy, anyway? You might ask. It’s cider from undesirable or fallen apples—which is exactly what they use to make their Branch Out Cider—apples, and other fruits, from trees around town that neighbors aren’t going to use.

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INSPIRATION AWAITS

Determination, daring and spirit drive innovation in Fort Collins

CASE STUDY:

Otter

OtterBox swims naturally FORT COLLINS HAS A PALPABLE PULSE. An energetic current that sparks curiosity, stimulates creativity and ignites innovation. Perhaps it comes from our roots as a western frontier town, one where people had to problemsolve and take risks to survive. Perhaps that’s what keeps us pursuing solutions to local challenges with results that have global impact. The Smithsonian Institute’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation showcases Fort Collins as a place that inspires invention. Forbes lists Fort Collins as one of the top 20 Best Places for Business and Careers. And the City of Fort Collins just earned a Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award for its visionary leadership, organizational alignment, systemic improvement and innovation. As the Cache la Poudre River runs through the center of town, so an entrepreneurial spirit courses through the people and businesses who call Fort Collins “home.”

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Get your phone case customized at the Otter Shop.

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PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

PHOTO COURTESY OF OTTERBOX

in the work/play flow of Fort Collins

OtterBox and its sibling brands, LifeProof and OtterCares, are synonymous with innovation, as is the company’s founder, Curt Richardson. An entrepreneur from childhood, Richardson’s Otter Products provide customers with premium protection for all their digital devices and a company that encourages its employees to be daring, explore who they are, work hard and have fun. With such an adventurous attitude that’s combined with determination, it’s no wonder OtterBox is headquartered in Fort Collins, a city known for adventure and determined to excel. And like the rock-solid foundation on which the city is built, OtterBox’s culture is built on the rock-solid values its founder grew up with: The Golden Rule, Passion, Innovation, Integrity and Giving Back. The OtterCares Foundation is the company’s philanthropic arm that gives back to communities, with a special focus on children. Through grants, events and

education, OtterCares strives to inspire the superstar inside every kid and unleash their full potential to change the world. “Our company mission is ‘We Grow to Give,’” says Matt Worley, manager of Otter Shop, the newly opened, one-and-only retail store located in downtown Fort Collins. “I think it describes both OtterBox and the Fort Collins community. Both are purposeful about serving others, giving and caring.” Otter Shop opened in summer of 2017 as a public extension of the company’s headquarters. “We want people to come here and hang out in the loft, plug in to recharge or have fun playing with our products. It’s a community space where people can experience our culture,” Worley says. From its playful mascot to its workspaces designed to inspire collaboration and creativity to quality products that allow people to protect what’s important while living large, OtterBox, like Fort Collins, models balance between work and play.

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• NEWLY RENOVATED Hilton Fort Collins located adjacent to Colorado State

University and the new football stadium

• Heatedindoorpoolwithwhirlpoolandmodernfitnesscenter • Oversized deluxe, mountain view guest rooms • Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Old Town, popular hiking

and biking trails, local microbreweries, recreational activities and more!

TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM CALL:

970-482-2626 OR VISIT: www.FortCollins.Hilton.com

425 WEST PROSPECT ROAD, FORT COLLINS, CO 80526

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TOUR

Have fun, know more, and explore Fort Collins with Magic Bus limo, walking and bike tours. TICKETS AND TOUR INFO AT:

TheMagicBusTours.com OR CALL: 970-420-0662

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• Craft Brewery Tours • Ghost Tours • History Tours • Farm to Table Tours • Scavenger Hunts • Limo Bus Rentals

UNIVERSITY INN • • • • • • • • • •

Friendly, Attentive Staff Enclosed Pool and Spa Meeting Facilities Across from CSU and Close to Old Town Free High Speed Internet Complimentary Breakfast Pet Friendly Microwaves and Mini-Fridges in All Rooms Discounted Group Rates Locally Owned and Operated

Toll Free: 888-484-BWUI (2984) In-town: 970-484-1984

visit us online: www.bwui.com 914 S. College • Fort Collins, CO, 80524 • Each Best Western branded hotel is individually owned and operated

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SHOPPING

BRING YOUR: WISHLIST This is no ordinary shopping town! What are you after? Current fashions, outdoor wear? Slip into a downtown boutique or enjoy Foothills Mall or Front Range Village. Souvenirs and gifts? Got ‘em, from rustic ranch to sophisticated show pieces. Sporting goods, specialty foods, antiques…the list goes on and on.

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NORTH FORT COLLINS

This directory is organized by section of town.

North

MULBERRY ST.

FORT COLLINS

Everything north of Prospect Road

South

FORT COLLINS

Everything south of Horsetooth Road

HORSETOOTH RD.

HARMONY RD.

TRILBY RD.

LEMAY AVE.

Everything south of Prospect Road and north of Horsetooth Road

DRAKE RD.

COLLEGE AVE. HWY. 287

FORT COLLINS

American Furniture Warehouse afwonline.com 625 SW Frontage Rd., 970-221-1981

PROSPECT RD. SHIELDS ST.

Midtown

Akinz www.akinz.com 15 Old Town Sqr., Ste. 132, 970-682-1750 Alpine Arts/The Colorado Showcase alpineartscolorado.com 112 N. College Ave., 970-493-1941

LAPORTE AVE.

TAFT HILL RD.

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City Drug Old Fashioned Drugstore www.citydrugfortcollins.com 209 N. College Ave., 970-482-1234 Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys www.clothespony.com 111 N. College Ave. 970-224-2866 Crystal Joys www.crystaljoys.com 630 S. College Ave., 720-463-1851

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CSU Ram Zone www.bookstore.colostate.edu 172 N. College Ave., 970-492-4977 The Cupboard www.thecupboard.net 152 S. College Ave. 970-493-8585

MEET: R.T. Custer and Tyler Wolfe Vortic Watch Company, vorticwatches.com

Downtown Ace Hardware www.acedowntown.com 215 S. College Ave., 970-224-4437 Edible Arrangements www.ediblearrangements.com 706 S. College Ave., Ste. 103 970-224-3788 Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary & Clinic www.goldenpoppyherbs.com 223 N. College Ave., 970-682-4373 Happy Lucky’s Teahouse www.happyluckys.com 236 Walnut St., 970-689-3417 JAX Outdoor Gear www.jaxmercantile.com 1200 N. College Ave., 970-221-0544 Ku Cha House of Tea www.kuchatea.com 128 S. College Ave., 970-472-5696 Old Firehouse Books www.oldfirehousebooks.com 232 Walnut St., 970-484-7898 Old Town Spice Shop www.oldtownspiceshop.com 130 S. College Ave., 970-493-7206 Paul Wood Florist www.paulwoodflorist.com 114 N. College Ave., 970-482-9121 The Perennial Gardener www.facebook.com/ThePerennialGardener 154 N. College Ave., 970-224-3987

There’s an energy in Fort Collins that’s different, and it makes R.T. Custer and Tyler Wolfe tick. These co-founders of Vortic Watch Company say they’re amazed by all the entrepreneurs here who help each other, like their neighboring custom door manufacturer who uses his scrap wood to build keepsake boxes for each Vortic watch made. Custer and Wolfe have developed a high-tech process involving 3D titanium printing that turns restored, U.S.-made vintage pocket watches into luxury, one-of-a-kind wrist watches, which helps their owners experience what quality feels like. “To us, mechanical wrist watches are tiny engines,” says Custer. “They are feats of engineering and pieces of American history that we preserve.” Like the Fort Collins craft brews, which Custer and Wolfe enjoy in their free time, Vortic watches are small batch and artisanally made. Make an appointment to visit the headquarters. www.vorticwatches.com.

The Rams Book Store www.ramsbookstore.com 130 W. Laurel St. 970-482-7917 Recycled Cycles www.recycled-cycles.com 4031 S. Mason St., A, 970-223-1969 The Right Card www.therightcardfc.com 17 Old Town Square 970-221-3030 Santa Fe Craftsman www.santafecraftsman.com 118 N. College Ave. 970-224-1415

R.T. AND TYLER’S CAN’T MISS LIST: Wandering through Old Town without a purpose, Horsetooth Reservoir and tasting your way down “Brewery Row.” PHOTOS BY RICHARD HARO

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Sense of Place 160 N. College Ave., 970-472-2640 Ten Thousand Villages www.tenthousandvillages.com/fortcollins 113 Old Town Square, 970-224-9501

970-407-0665

The Eyes Have it www.theeyeshaveitfc. com 102 W. Mountain Ave.

Topo Designs www.topodesigns.com 130-B S. College Ave. 970-568-8628 Trimble Court Artisans/ Artist Co-op www.trimblecourt.com 118 Trimble Ct., 970-221-0051 The Wright Life www.wrightlife.com 200 Linden St., 970-484-6932

MIDTOWN FORT COLLINS Arc Thrift Stores www.arcthrift.com 2701 S. College Ave., 970-267-8870

A & J Antique Mall www.ajantiques.com 6012 S. College Ave., 970-226-6070

Jessup Farm Artisan Village www.jessupfarm.com 1957 Jessup Dr., 970-631-8041

ACE Hardware of Fort Collins www.acefortcollins.com 1001 E. Harmony Rd., Unit B, 970-223-9273

Joseph’s Hardware & Home Center www.josephshardware.doitbest.com 2160 W. Drake Rd., Unit A-5 970-493-8000

Brown’s Shoe Fit Co www.fortcollinsshoes.com 3500 S. College Ave. 970-226-1776

Lace and Lilies www.laceandliliesflowers.com 2700 S. College Ave., Ste. 180 815-739-4106 Mystique Lingerie www.mystiquelingeriefoco.com 2601 S. Lemay Ave. #15, 556-2324 THE Original Basket Boutique www.obbfortcollins.com, 970-449-3796

Or visit our Old Town Location - 236 Walnut Street

970-672-8403 • HappyLuckys.com

Foothills Flea Market www.foothillsfleamarket.com 6300 S. College Ave. 970-223-9069 Front Range Village www.shopfrontrangevillage.com 2720 Council Tree Ave., Ste. 160 970-226-9050 Happy Lucky’s Teahouse www.happyluckys.com 2720 Council Tree Ave., #166 970-672-8403

Palmer Flowers www.palmerflowers.com 3710 Mitchell Dr., 970-226-0200

Front Range Village Location - Harmony & Ziegler 2720 Council Tree Avenue #166

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Foothills Mall www.shopfoothills.com 215 E. Foothills Pkwy., 970-226-5555

Over 200 Loose-Leaf Teas To Nourish Your Happy

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Wilbur’s Total Beverage www.wilburstotalbeverage.com 2201 S. College Ave. 970-226-8662

Recycled Cycles www.recycled-cycles.com 4031 S. Mason St. 970-223-1969

Fort Collins’ Largest Indie Bookstore New. Used. Special Orders. 232 Walnut Street • 970-484-7898 Visit our website for events and book clubs!

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CUISINE

BRING YOUR: APPETITE

This directory is organized by type of cuisine.

North

MULBERRY ST.

FORT COLLINS

Everything north of Prospect Road

South

FORT COLLINS

Everything south of Horsetooth Road

HORSETOOTH RD.

HARMONY RD.

TRILBY RD.

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LEMAY AVE.

Everything south of Prospect Road and north of Horsetooth Road

DRAKE RD.

COLLEGE AVE. HWY. 287

FORT COLLINS

PROSPECT RD. SHIELDS ST.

Midtown

Your greatest challenge might be deciding which great eateries to visit. Then there are the breweries, cideries and distilleries to tempt you. You’re going to have to come back to try them all!

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AMERICAN Austin’s American Grill $$ BLD● www.austinsamericangrill.com 100 W. Mountain Ave., 970-224-9691 Austin’s American Grill Harmony $$ BLD● www.austinsamericangrill.com 2815 E. Harmony Rd., 970-267-6532 Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs $$ LD● www.bigalsburgersanddogs.com 140 W. Mountain Ave., 970-232-9815 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar $-$$ LD● www.buffalowildwings.com 150 E. Harmony Rd., Unit 2A, 970-266-9464 Chick-fil-A of Fort Collins $ BLD● www.chick-fil-a.com 3605 S. College Ave., 970-377-9644 Comet Chicken $ LD● www.cometchicken.com 126 W. Mountain Ave., 970-689-3464 CooperSmith’s Pub and Brewing $-$$ LD● www.coopersmithspub.com 5 Old Town Square, 970-498-0483 Five Guys Burgers and Fries www.fiveguys.com 2842 Council Tree Ave., Ste. 173 970-204-9140

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Larkburger $-$$ LD● www.larkburger.com 2539 S. College Ave., 970-498-8141 The Kitchen Fort Collins $$ LD● www.thekitchen.com 100 N. College Ave., 970-568-8869 Mainline Alehouse $$ LD● www.mainlinefoco.com 125 S. College Ave., 970-449-5601

Mac’d Up $-$$ LD● www.macdup.com 2638 S. Timberline Rd.,970-682-1162

Tom + Chee $ LD● www.tomandchee.com 2909 E. Harmony Rd., Ste. 200, 970-232-9172

McDonald’s $ BLD● www.mcstate.com 4424 Denrose Ct., 970-221-3299 McDonald’s $ BLD● www.mcstate.com 1250 W. Elizabeth St., 970-221-4578 McDonald’s $ BLD● www.mcstate.com 1675 N. College Ave., 970-221-8550 McDonald’s $ BLD● www.mcstate.com 2401 S. College Ave., 970-482-1612 McDonald’s $ BLD● www.mcstate.com 3512 S. Timberline Rd., 970-206-0426

Union Bar & Soda Fountain $$ BLD● www.unionfortcollins.com 210 Jefferson St. 970-213-2500 Wendy’s $ LD● www.wendys.com 3534 JFK Pkwy., Ste. C, 970-377-9204 Wing Shack $ LD● www.wingshackwings.com 1101 S. Lemay Ave., 970-631-8067

ASIAN Mt. Fuji Japanese Restaurant $-$$ LD● www.mtfujifortcollins.com 4020 S. College Ave., Unit 1, 970-223-5228

The Melt $$ LD● www.themelt.com 185 E. Foothills Pkwy., Ste. 110, 719-301-1653

Suehiro Japanese Restaurant $$ LD● www.suehirofc.com 4431 Corbett Dr., 970-672-8185

The Moot House $$ LD● www.themoothouse.com 2626 S. College Ave., 970-226-2121

Young’s Cafe Vietnamese Cuisine $$ LD● www.youngscafe.com 3307 S College Ave., #114, 970-223-8000

Music City Hot Chicken $-$$ LD● www.mchcco.com 111 W. Prospect Rd. #C, 970-286-2309

BREAKFAST

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers $ LD● www.raisingcanes.com 2108 S. College Ave., 970-482-1812 Restaurant 415 $-$$ LD● www.thefourfifteen.com 415 S. Mason St., 970-407-0415 Stuft A Burger Bar $-$$ LD● www.stuftburgerbar.com 210 S. College Ave., 970-484-6377

Cafe Bluebird $-$$ BL● www.cafebluebird.com 524 W. Laurel St., 970-484-7755 Egg & I Restaurant $-$$ BL● www.theeggandirestaurants.com 1112 Oakridge Dr., #101, 970-233-8022 Egg & I Restaurant $-$$ BL● www.theeggandirestaurants.com 2809 S. College Ave., 970-223-5271 The Gold Leaf Collective $$ www.thegoldleafcollective.com 120 W. Laurel St., 970-682-1633

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Rainbow Restaurant $-$$ BL● www.rainbowfortcollins.com 212 W. Laurel St., 970-221-2664 Rise! a breakfast place $$ BL● www.riseabreakfastplace.com 2601 S. Lemay Ave., #31, 970-672-8647 Silver Grill Café $-$$ www.silvergrill.com 218 Walnut St. 970-484-4656

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MEET: Ginger Graham and Deb Traylor

Anheuser-Busch $-$$ LD● www.budweisertours.com 2351 Busch Dr., 970-490-4691

Ginger and Baker, gingerandbaker.com

BJ’s Restaurants and Brewhouse $$ LD● www.bjsrestaurants.com 2670 E. Harmony Rd., 970-282-3700 Black Bottle Brewery $-$$ LD● www.blackbottlebrewery.com 1611 S. College Ave., Ste. 1609, 970-493-2337

PHOTO BY RICHARD HARO

C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery $-$$ LD● www.cbpotts.com 195 E. Foothills Pkwy., 970-221-1139

For Graham, Fort Collins is the first place she’s lived that really feels like home. Traylor says, “It’s a place where it’s easy to walk around and where people say ‘Hi’.” They want folks to experience the same things when they spend time at Ginger and Baker, a new community space they’ve established. Graham set out to open a pie shop, but the concept expanded into two restaurants, three bars, a coffee bar, a bakery, a teaching kitchen, a wine cellar, an artisan retail shop and more. She says it seemed fitting for the 1905 building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, to house a place where people gather and do life together. Where they can connect and discover the history of the city. Visiting Fort Collins and Ginger and Baker will be like a little slice of heaven—or pie, which is kind of the same thing. GINGER AND DEB’S CAN’T MISS LIST: A Magic Bus tour, a Museum of Discovery visit and an event at the new CSU football stadium.

CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing and Billiards $$ LD● www.coopersmithspub.com 5 Old Town Square, 970-498-0483 DC Oakes Brewhouse and Eatery $-$$ LD● www.dcoakesbrewhouse.com 3581 E. Harmony Rd. #110, 970-286-2076 Equinox Brewing www.equinoxbrewing.com 133 Remington St., 970-484-1368

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Funkwerks www.funkwerks.com 1900 E. Lincoln Ave., 970-482-3865

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Gilded Goat Brewing Company $● www.gildedgoatbrewing.com 3500 S College Ave #194, 970-205-9211 Horse & Dragon Brewing Company www.horseanddragonbrewing.com 124 Racquette Dr., 970-631-8038

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Intersect Brewing www.intersectbrewing.com 2160 W. Drake Rd. #A1, 970-682-2041

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The Jessup Farm Barrel House www.jessupfarmbarrelhouse.com 1921 Jessup Dr., 970-568-8345

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Maxline Brewing $● www.maxlinebrewing.com 2701 S. College Ave., Ste. 190, 970-286-2855 McClellan’s Brewing Company $-$$ LD● www.mcclellansbrewingcompany.com 1035 S. Taft Hill Rd., 970-568-8473 New Belgium Brewing Company, Inc www.newbelgium.com 500 Linden St., 970-221-0524 Odell Brewing Company www.odellbrewing.com 800 E. Lincoln Ave. 970-498-9070

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Prost Brewing Company $● www.prostbrewing.com 321 Old Firehouse Alley, 970-484-2421 Purpose Brewing $● www.purposebrewing.com 4025 S. Mason St., Unit C, 970-377-4107 Rally King Brewing $● www.rallykingbrewing.com 1624 S. Lemay Ave., #4, 970-568-8936 Ramskeller Pub & Grub $ LD● www.lsc.colostate.edu/lory-studentcenters-ramskeller-pub/ 500 University Ave., 970-491-3903 Snowbank Brewing $-$$ LD● www.snowbank.beer 225 N. Lemay Ave., Ste. 1, 970-999-5658 Soul Squared Brewing Co. www.soulsquaredbrewing.com 326 Smith St., 970-286-7769

Nuance Chocolate $● www.NuanceChocolate.com 214 Pine St. 970-484-2330 Rebel Popcorn www.rebelpopcorn.com 2601 S. Lemay Ave., #2 970-999-8852

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Revolution Artisan Pops $● www.revolutionartisanpops.com 130 W Olive St Unit B 970-217-6029 Vern’s Toffee House www.vernstoffee.com 444 S. Link Ln., 970-493-7770

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DELIS & DINERS

Three Four Beer Company www.threefourbeerco.com 829 S. Shields St., 970-682-1560

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Noodles & Company $-$$ LD● www.noodles.com 648 S. College Ave., 970-472-2023

Zwei Brewing Company www.zweibrewing.com 4612 S Mason St., #120 970-223-2482

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Noodles & Company $-$$ LD● www.noodles.com 3519 S.College Ave., 970-282-9357 Noodles & Company $-$$ LD● www.noodles.com 4733 S. Timberline Rd., 970-223-2808

COFFEE & SWEET TREATS Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop $ ● www.benjerry.com #1 Old Town Square, 970-407-0899 The Cart $● www.thecart.coffee 2601 S. Lemay Ave., (located in Sprouts Farmers Market) 970-228-6897 Daddy Cakes Bakery $ BL● www.daddycakesfc.com 514 S. College Ave., 970-223-0172 Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream www.kilwins.com 114 S. College Ave. 970-221-9444

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Mountain Iris Café $● www.mountainiris.com 221 W. Prospect Rd. #100, 970-413-2064 Mugs Coffee Lounge $ BL ● www.mugscoffeelounge.com 261 S. College Ave., 970-472-6847 Mugs Coffee Lounge www.mugscoffeelounge.com 306 W. Laurel St., 970-472-6847

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CopperMuse Distillery www.coppermuse.com 244 N. College Ave. 970-999-6016

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Elevation 5003 Distillery www.elevation5003.com 2601 S. Lemay Ave. Unit 8 970-568-8356

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Feisty Spirits Distillery $● www.feistyspirits.com 1708 E. Lincoln Ave., #1, 970-444-2386

FARM TO TABLE Cafe Vino $$ LD● www.cafevino.com 1200 S. College Ave., 970-212-3399 The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm $$-$$$ BLD● www.farmhousefc.com 1957 Jessup Dr., 970-631-8041 The Gold Leaf Collective $$ www.thegoldleafcollective.com 120 W. Laurel St., 970-682-1633

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The Kitchen Fort Collins $$ LD● www.thekitchen.com 100 N. College Ave., 970-568-8869

Panera Bread $ BLD● www.panera-colorado.com 3700 S. College Ave., 970-204-4500

Locality Kitchen & Bar $-$$$ LD● www.localityfoco.com 2350 E. Harmony Rd., 970-568-8351

Revolution Market $-$$ BL● 130 W Olive St Unit B 970-999-5562 www.revolutionmarkets.com

RARE Italian $$$ D● www.rareitalian.com 101 S. College Ave., 970-294-4544

Snack Attack Specialty Sandwiches & Brews $ LD● www.snackattackit.com 120 W. Stuart St., Unit A, 970-825-5989 Spoons, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches $-$$ LD● www.espoons.com 172 N. College Ave., Ste. C, 970-493-6800 Spoons, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches $-$$ LD● www.espoons.com 4609 S. Timberline Rd., 970-282-4426 Spoons, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches $-$$ LD● www.espoons.com 320 S Link Ln., 970-484-8163 Spoons, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches $-$$ LD● www.espoons.com 1118 W Elizabeth St., 970-493-8808 Subway Green and Gold $ BLD● 145 W. Swallow Rd., 970-420-9804

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DISTILLERIES

Restaurant 415 $$ LD● www.thefourfifteen.com 415 S. Mason St., 970-407-0415

FOOD TRUCKS FoCo Food Truck Alliance www.FoCoFoodTruckRally.com

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ITALIAN & FRENCH Canino’s Italian Restaurant $-$$$ LD● www.caninositalianrestaurant.com 613 S. College Ave., 970-493-7205 Carrabba’s Italian Grill $-$$$ LD● www.carrabbas.com 1212 Oakridge Dr., 970-225-6800 Nick’s Italian $-$$ LD● www.nicksfc.com 1100 S. College Ave., 970-631-8301

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WHAT HAPPINESS TASTES LIKE

RAINBOW RESTAURANT

212 West Laurel Street • Fort Collins • 970.221.2664

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MEET: Jarod and Rebecca Dunn

Revolution Artisan Pops, revolutionartisanpops.com

RARE Italian $$$ D● www.rareitalian.com 101 S. College Ave., 970-294-4544 The Melting Pot

$-$$$ www.meltingpot.com 334 E. Mountain Ave., 970-207-0100

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MEXICAN Blue Agave Grill $$ LD● www.blueagavegrillcolorado.com 201 S. College Ave., Ste. 100, 970-631-8076 Cafe Rio Mexican Grill $-$$ LD● www.caferio.com 4414 S. College Ave., 970-530-2700 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop $ BLD● www.fuzzystacoshop.com 1335 W. Elizabeth St., Ste. 125, 970-407-8226 Illegal Pete’s www.illegalpetes.com 320 Walnut St, 970-999-3051

Jarod and Rebecca Dunn are starting a revolution in Fort Collins—a revolution of the frozen kind, that is. Using ingredients from other local businesses like Morning Fresh Dairy, Nuance Chocolate, Harbinger Coffee and Happy Lucky’s Teahouse, they craft Revolution Artisan Pops. A hip new addition to the foodie scene, their fantastically flavorful ice pops will surprise and tantalize your taste buds. From succulent strawberry to cranked-up coffee and cream to unexpectedly delicious beet and ginger, the Dunn’s offer a fun, wholesome treat they think is just right for Fort Collins. “People are always out and about doing stuff, like biking or hiking. There’s beautiful scenery, it’s super clean and it just feels healthy here.” Each Revolution Artisan Pop is handmade at the couple’s Revolution Market on Mason Street in downtown where you can see it all happen and experience the best of Fort Collins flavors in a refreshingly frosty form. JAROD AND REBECCA’S CAN’T MISS LIST: Eating at The Rio Grande

Restaurant and sipping suds at New Belgium Brewery.

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La Luz Mexican Grill $-$$ BLD● www.laluzgrill.com 200 Walnut St., 970-493-1129 Maya Cove $-$$ LD● www.mayacove.webs.com 2100 W. Drake Rd., #1, 970-484-0181 Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant $$ LD● www.riograndemexican.com 143 W. Mountain Ave., 970-224-5428 Taco John’s $ LD● www.tacojohns.com 200 E. Horsetooth Rd., 970-204-4335 1609 Specht Point Rd., 970-472-0086

PIZZA Beau Jo’s Pizza-Fort Collins www.beaujos.com 205 N. College Ave., 970-498-8898

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Old Chicago $-$$ LD● www.oldchicago.com 147 S. College Ave., 970-482-8599 Old Chicago $-$$ LD● www.oldchicago.com 4709 S. Timberline Rd., 970-207-9456 Pulcinella Pizzeria $-$$ LD● www.pulcinellapizzeria.com 1119 W. Drake Rd., Ste. C12, 970-206-0065 Slyce Pizza $-$$ LD● www.slycepizzaco.com 163 W. Mountain Ave., 970-221-9000 Totally 80s Pizza $-$$ LD● www.totally80spizza.com 1717 S. College Ave., 970-482-1099

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PUBS, BARS & BISTROS

MEET: Koel Thomae

Ace Gillett’s Lounge $-$$ D● www.acegilletts.com 239 S. College Ave., 970-449-4789

Noosa Yoghurt, noosayoghurt.com

Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch $-$$ LD● www.budweisertours.com 2351 Busch Dr., 970-490-4691 C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery $$ LD● www.cbpotts.com 195 E. Foothills Pkwy., 970-221-1139 The Colorado Room $-$$ LD● www.thecoloradoroom.com 642 S. College Ave., 970-682-1163

Noosa

The Crown Pub $$ BLD● www.crownpub.net 134 S. College Ave., 970-484-5929 Mishawaka $-$$ LD● www.themishawaka.com 13714 Poudre Canyon Hwy., 970-482-4420

Food has always been one of Koel Thomae’s passions and a theme in her life, so it shouldn’t come as surprise that it’s now her livelihood. After discovering a yoghurt in her homeland of Australia that gave her a “stop-you-in-your-tracks taste moment,” she acquired the recipe, teamed up with Rob Graves and his familyrun, all-natural Morning Fresh Dairy. Although their velvety, creamy product pleases palates nationwide, they know their success is home grown. “Fort Collins is a great example of a community that embraces entrepreneurs,” Thomae says. “People here are easy going, laid back and loyal to ‘local.” That makes every day a g’day in the Fort for Thomae and her Noosa team.

Simmer Tapas & Cocktails $$ LD● www.simmerfc.com 2519 S. Shields St., 970-893-2837 The Welsh Rabbit Bistro $-$$ LD● www.TheWelshRabbit.com 200 Walnut St, Unit B, 970-232-9521 The Whisk(e)y www.thewhiskey.net 214 S. College Ave., 970-818-7931

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STEAK & SEAFOOD Cabana Eats & Drinks $-$$ LD● www.cabanafc.com 2310 E. Harmony Rd., 970-893-2139 Charco Broiler $$-$$$ LD● www.charcobroiler.com 1716 E. Mulberry St. 970-482-1472 East Moon Asian Bistro & Hibachi www.eastmoonfortcollins.com 2400 Harmony Rd., Ste. #102 970-223-0666

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Fish $$$ LD● www.fishmkt.com 150 W. Oak St., 970-599-3817 Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar $$$ LD● www.jaxfortcollins.com 123 N. College Ave., 970-682-2275

KOEL’S CAN’T MISS LIST: Grabbing an Australian-style pie at Waltzing

Kangaroo in Campus West.

Longhorn Steakhouse $$ D● www.longhornsteakhouse.com 3450 S. College Ave., 970-377-1375

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Rodizio Grill $$-$$$ LD● www.rodiziogrill.com 200 Jefferson St., 970-482-3103 Smokin Fins www.smokinfins.com 327 E. Foothills Pkwy. #120 970-427-8800

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Sonny Lubick Steakhouse $$$ LD● www.sonnylubicksteakhouse.com 115 S. College Ave., 970-484-9200

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VEGETARIAN/VEGAN Avogadro’s Number $-$$ BLD● www.avogadros.com 605 S. Mason St., 970-493-5555 The Gold Leaf Collective $$ BLD● www.thegoldleafcollective.com 120 W. Laurel St., 970-682-1633 Rainbow Restaurant $-$$ BL● www.rainbowfortcollins.com 212 W. Laurel St., 970-221-2664 Tasty Harmony $-$$ BL● www.tastyharmony.com 160 W. Oak St., 970-689-3234

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BRING YOUR: SUITCASE

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This directory is organized by type of accommodation. Lay your head where you like. Accommodations range from charming bed & breakfast inns to modern hotels. Or get your western on at a guest ranch or mountain cabin. You can even camp out at a private or public campground.

BED & BREAKFASTS Edwards House Inn $$ c www.edwardshouse.com 402 W. Mountain Ave., 970-493-9191

Sundance Trail Guest Ranch $$ Dc www.sundancetrail.com 17931 W. Cty. Rd. 74E, 970-224-1222

CABINS

Horsetooth Hideaway B & B/Hotel $$ cVê www.horsetoothhideaway.com 4699 W. Cty. Rd. 38E, 970-222-2242

Bighorn Cabins $$ V www.bighorncabins.com 31635 Poudre Canyon, 970-881-2142

The Inn at Whiskey Belle Ranch $$ c www.whiskeybelleranch.com 2030 Cherokee Park Rd., 970-482-0248

Fort Collins KOA Lakeside $ D V cê www.fclakesidecg.com 1910 Lakeside Resort Lane, 970-484-9880

The Shangri-la Inn at Gaia’s Farm and Gardens $$ c www.gaiascsa.com 4328 W. County Road 54G, 970-817-2186

Fort Collins North Wellington KOA $ D V cê www.koa.com 4821 E. Cty. Rd. 70, 970-568-7486

ICON KEY: $= $49-99 $$= $100-200 $$$= $200+ D= Pets welcome c= Breakfast served V = Kitchen available c= Pool ê= Hot Tub

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Fort Collins Poudre Canyon KOA $ DVcê www.koa.com 6670 N. US Hwy. 287 970-493-9758

AmericInn Lodge & Suites $-$$ Dccê www.americinn.com 7645 Westgate Dr. 970-226-1232

Lone Pine Realty $$$ DVê www.lonepinerealty.com PO Box 173 970-881-2500

The Armstrong Hotel $$ D www.thearmstronghotel.com 259 S. College Ave. 970-484-3883

Terry Bison Ranch $-$$ D V www.terrybisonranch.com 51 I-25 Service Rd. E. 307-634-4171

CAMPGROUNDS Fort Collins KOA Lakeside $ D V cê www.fclakesidecg.com 1910 Lakeside Resort Lane 970-484-9880 Fort Collins North Wellington KOA $ D V cê www.koa.com 4821 E. Cty. Rd. 70 970-568-7486 Fort Collins Poudre Canyon KOA $ DVcê www.koa.com 6670 N. US Hwy. 287 970-493-9758 Terry Bison Ranch $-$$ DV www.terrybisonranch.com 51 I-25 Service Rd. E. 307-634-4171

HOSTELS Fernweh Inn & Hostel $-$$ DV www.fortcollinshostel.com 616 W. Mulberry St. 970-219-9493 Solarium International Hostel $ cV www.solariumhostel.com 706 E. Stuart St. 970-599-3817

HOTELS & MOTELS America’s Best Value Inn $ Dc www.americasbestvalueinn.com 1809 N. College Ave. 970-484-2764 America’s Best Value Inn & Suites $-$$ Dcc www.americasbestvalueinn.com 4333 E. Mulberry St. 970-493-9000

Best Western University Inn $-$$ Dcc www.bwui.com 914 S. College Ave. 970-484-1984 Budget Host Inn www.budgethost.com 1513 N. College Ave 970-484-0870

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Cambria Suites $$ c www.cambriasuites.com 2921 E. Harmony Rd. 970-267-9000 Candlewood Suites— Fort Collins $$ DV www.ihg.com/candlewood 314 Pavilion Lane 970-223-0200 Comfort Suites $ Dcc www.choicehotels.com 1415 Oakridge Dr. 970-237-5106

THE PERFECT CLIMATE, THE PERFECT COMMUNITY, AND THE PERFECT WAY TO ENJOY THEM BOTH

Courtyard by Marriott $-$$ Dc www.marriott.com/ftccy 1200 Oakridge Dr. 970-282-1700 Days Inn $ Dcc www.daysinn.com 3625 E. Mulberry St. 970-221-5490 Econolodge Motel www.econolodge.com 3836 E. Mulberry St. 970-221-5704

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The Elizabeth Hotel $$ D www.theelizabethcolorado.com 111 Chestnut St 970-490-2600 Next door to the New $313M Foothills Mall The only Hotel with Outdoor Event Space on-site for Weddings & Ceremonies

Located in the Heart of Mid-Town Fort Collins near CSU and Old Town

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Fort Collins Marriott $$ Dcê www.marriott.com 350 E. Horsetooth Rd. 970-226-5200 Hampton Inn www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com 1620 Oakridge Dr. 970-229-5927

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Hilton Fort Collins $$ Dcê www.fortcollins.hilton.com 425 W. Prospect Rd. 970-482-2626 Hilton Garden Inn Fort Collins $$ cê www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com 2821 E. Harmony Rd. 970-225-2900 Holiday Inn Express $-$$ Dccê www.holidayinnexpress.com 1426 Oakridge Dr. 970-225-2200

Homewood Suites by Hilton $$ DcVcê www.fortcollins. homewoodsuites.com 1521 Oakridge Dr., 970-225-2400 National 9 Motel www.national9inns.com 3634 E. Mulberry St. 970-482-1114

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Quality Inn & Suite University $ Dcc www.qualityinnfortcollins.com 4001 S. Mason ,970-282-9047 Remington Flats www.remingtonflats.com 813 Remington St., Unit D 970-699-1189

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Residence Inn by Marriott $-$$ DcVc www.fortcollinsresidenceinn.com 1127 Oakridge Dr. 970-223-5700

REAL ESTATE Downtown Real Estate Partners www.downtownre.com 528 S. Howes St., 970-672-8286 The Group www.thegroupinc.com 121 E. Mountain Ave. 970-493-0700 Juszak Realty www.juszakrealty.com 19 Old Town Sqr., Ste. 238, Office 261 970-214-6667 ReMax Advanced - Angie Spangler www.fortcollinsrealestate byangie.com 1018 Centre Ave. 970-221-5995 Coldwell Banker John Weiss johnweiss.cbintouch.com 1109 Oak Park Dr. 970-215-7700

ICON KEY: $= $49-99 $$= $100-200 $$$= $200+ D= Pets welcome c= Breakfast served V = Kitchen available c= Pool ê= Hot Tub

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BRING YOUR: BUCKET LIST

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Shoot the churning rapids with six new, furiously paddling friends. Introduce your inner child to the fantastical Tour de Fat bicycle parade. Break fresh powder to share a crisp winter sunrise with a herd of big-horned sheep. Fort Collins is a great place to check off those bucket list items and you just might find that it moves you to add a couple more.

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This directory is organized by type of activity. ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising www.avenir.colostate.edu 216 E. Lake St., 970-491-1983 Avery House www.poudrelandmarks. org/avery-house 328 W. Mountain Ave. 970-221-0533 Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum www.beefamilyfarm.com 4320 E. County Rd. 58, 970-482-9168 The Center for Fine Art Photography www.c4fap.org 400 N. College Ave., 970-224-1010

CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden www.flowertrials.colostate.edu 1401 Remington St. 970-491-7179 Downtown Artery www.downtownartery.com 254 Linden St. 970-286-2887 Fort Collins Museum of Discovery www.fcmod.org 408 Mason Ct. 970-221-6738 Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures www.globalvillagemuseum.org 200 W. Mountain Ave., 970-221-4600


Gregory Allicar Museum of Art www.artmuseum.colostate.edu 1400 Remington St., 970-491-1989 Museum of Art | Fort Collins www.moafc.org 201 S. College Ave. 970-482-2787

MEET: Nick Frey

Boo Bicycles, boobicycles.com

Painting with a Twist www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/fort-collins 1112 Oakridge Dr., #107, 970-658-5176 Swetsville Zoo www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10787 4801 E. Harmony Rd., 970-484-9509

BIKING Fort Collins Bike Share www.fcgov.com/bikeshare 250 N. Mason St., 970-419-1050 Front Range Ride Guides www.frontrangerideguides.com 2821 Canby Way, 720-470-1627 Leisurely Pedaling www.leisurelypedaling.com Recycled Cycles - CSU Store www.Recycled-Cycles.com 451 Isotope Dr., 970-223-1969 Recycled Cycles- South Store www.Recycled-Cycles.com 4031 S. Mason St., 970-223-1969 The Bike Co-Op www.fcbikecoop.org 331 N. College Ave., 970-484-3804

BOATING Inlet Bay Marina www.inletbaymarina.com 4314 S. Shoreline Dr., 970-223-0140

Like many people who call Fort Collins home, Nick Frey came here for a specific purpose (to race bikes) with no plan to stay; then he found out how awesome it is and couldn’t leave. With a hectic schedule that included a lot of travel, “I needed Fort Collins’ low-stress environment,” he says. “People here are down-to-earth, authentic and relaxed, and there’s space to breathe.” When he decided to quit racing, Frey geared up to start Boo Bicycles here because the city’s quality of life makes it the best place ever to have a small business. Customers who visit from all over the world to order their custom-made bamboo bikes experience that quality, too. He treats them to a stay at The Armstrong Hotel, dinner at Café Vino and, of course, rides on the city’s paved and dirt trails. Frey wants people to know that their one-of-kind bike comes from a one-of-a-kind place.

FAMILY FUN & RECREATION Ascent Studio Climbing & Fitness www.ascentstudio.com 2150 Joseph Allen Dr., 970-999-5596 Chipper’s Lanes www.chipperslanes.com 830 N. College Ave., 970-484-4777 217 W. Horsetooth Rd., 970-226-6327 ConTRAPtions Escape Rooms www.escape.place 3720 S. College Ave., 970-226-3843 Edora Pool and Ice Center (EPIC) www.fcgov.com/recreation/epic.php 1801 Riverside Ave., 970-221-6683 Enigma Escape Rooms www.enigmafortcollins.com 151 S. College Ave., Ste. J, 970-568-8636

NICK’S CAN’T MISS LIST: Hydrating at the Trailhead Tavern and the Forge, and fueling up at Tasty Harmony, and the Chocolate Café.

PHOTOS BY RICHARD HARO

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MEET: Jennifer Seiwald

Summit Hard Cider and Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar, Sandwiches & Sweets, summithardcider.com

Fort Fun www.fortfun.biz 1513 E. Mulberry St., 970-472-8000 Garbage Garage Education Center www.larimer.org/solidwaste/education/edcenter 5887 S. Taft Hill Rd., 970-498-5772 Gardens on Spring Creek www.fcgov.com/gardens 2145 Centre Ave., 970-416-2486 Genesis Miramont Lifestyle Fitness www.miramontlife style.com 901 Oakridge Dr., FC, 282-1000 1800 Heath Pkwy., FC, 221-5000 2211 S. College Ave., FC, 225-2233 3755 Precision Dr., Ste., 100, LV, 744-5005 Harmony Gardens www.harmonygardens.biz 4315 E. Harmony Rd., 970-226-8733 Mulberry Pool www.fcgov.com/recreation/mulberrypool.php 424 W. Mulberry St., 970-221-6657

“Adventurous, big-hearted, warm and friendly.” That’s how Jennifer Siewald, who hails from Kansas, describes Fort Collins’ residents and she fits right in. Her adventure includes a background in biochemistry, history, finance and food service; recycling an eclectic mix of vintage furniture and light fixtures to decorate Scrumpy’s tap room; and producing a variety of traditional- to zany-flavored hard ciders (like Strawberry Basil) from salvaged Colorado-grown fruit and then flowing them, plus other local ciders, beer, meads and wine, through 48 rotating taps for people to enjoy. Jennifer admits that, “Starting a cidery in a beer-centric town was kind of crazy, but there are enough adult beverage lovers here to help me be successful.” She wants visitors to think “Cider. Cider. Cider. Beer.”

Northside Aztlan Community Center www.fcgov.com/recreation/north-aztlan.php 112 E. Willow St., 970-221-6256 Pinot’s Palette and Sip Studio 159 W. Mountain Ave. 970-214-5208 www.PinotsPalette.com/ FortCollins Rolland Moore Racquet Complex www.fcgov.com/recreation/racquet-complex.php 2201 S. Shields St., 970-493-7000

FISHING St. Peter’s Fly Shop www.stpetes.com 202 Remington St., 970-498-8968 St. Peter’s Fly Shop - South www.stpetes.com 2008 E. Harmony Rd., 970-377-3785

GOLF City Park Nine www.fcgov.com/golf/city-park-nine.php 411 S. Bryan Ave., 970-221-6650 Collindale Golf Course www.fcgov.com/golf/collindale.php 1441 E. Horsetooth Rd., 970-221-6651

JENNIFER’S CAN’T MISS LIST: Breakfast at the Silver Grill PHOTOS BY RICHARD HARO

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Fort Collins Country Club www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Fort-CollinsCountry-Club 1920 Country Club Rd., 970-482-1336


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Harmony Golf Club www.harmonyclub.info 6432 Grand Tree Blvd., 970-482-4653 Ptarmigan Country Club www.ptarmigancc.com 5416 Vardon Way, 970-226-8555 Southridge Golf Course www.fcgov.com/golf/southridge.php 5750 S. Lemay Ave., 970-416-2828 The Golf Club at Fox Acres www.golfclubatfoxacres.com 3350 Fox Acres Dr., Red Feather Lakes 970-881-2191

HIKING City of Fort Collins Natural Areas www.fcgov.com/naturalareas 1745 Hoffman Mill Rd., 970-416-2815 Colorado Division of Wildlife, Northeast Region www.fws.gov 317 W. Prospect Rd., 970-472-4300 Larimer County Natural Resources www.larimer.org/naturalresources 200 W. Oak St., 970-498-7000 U.S. Forest Service Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests www.fs.usda.gov/arp 2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. E, 970-295-6600

HORSEBACK RIDING Beaver Meadows Stables www.beavermeadowsstables.com 100 Beaver Meadows Pl., Red Feather Lakes 970-232-8326 Inspiration Riding Academy www.inspirationridingacademy.com 3628 N. Taft Hill Rd. 970-402-2536 Oasis Equestrian Center www.oasisequestriancenter.com 2024 N. Whitcomb St., 970-493-9428 Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch www.sylvandale.com 2939 N. Co Rd. 31D, 970-667-3915

HOT AIR BALLOONS Flights of Fancy, LLC www.flightsoffancyllc.com 4152 Avenida Del Sol Dr., 970-581-5042 Spirit of Colorado www.spiritofcoloradoballoon.com 719 Westshore Ct., 970-226-2400

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MUSIC, THEATRES & VENUES Bas Bleu Theatre Co. www.basbleu.org ,401 Pine St., 970-498-8949

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Budweiser Events Center www.budweiser eventscenter.com 5290 Arena Circle, 970-619-4100 Candlelight Dinner Playhouse www.coloradocandlelight.com 4747 Marketplace Dr.,70-744-3747 Canyon Concert Ballet & Dance Center www.ccballet.org 1031 Conifer St., Ste. 3, 970-472-4156 Cinemark Movie Bistro and XD www.cinemark.com 215 E. Foothills Pkwy., 970-207-4009 Colorado State University Center for the Arts www.uca.colostate.edu 1400 Remington St., 970-491-2787 Downtown Artery www.downtownartery.com 254 Linden St., 970-286-2887 Foothills Pops Band www.foothillspopsband.org 204 Elm St., 970-686-2999 Fort Collins Symphony www.fcsymphony.org 223 Linden St. #202, 970-482-4823 Front Range Chamber Players www.frontrangechamberplayers.org PO Box 725, 970-493-0707 Larimer Chorale Society www.larimerchorale.org, PO Box 884 970-416-9348 Lincoln Center www.lctix.com 417 W. Magnolia St. 970-221-6735 The Lyric Cinema 1209 N. College Ave. 970-426-6767 www.LyricCinema.com Off the Hook Arts: At the Intersection of Music & Ideas www.offthehookarts.org 1001-A E. Harmony Rd. #260 970-305-2261 OpenStage Theatre & Company www.openstage.com 400 N. College Ave. 970-484-5237 The Ranch Events Complex www.treventscomplex.com 5280 Arena Cir., 970-619-4006


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SALONS, SPAS, SERVICES

Renting Nice Homes to Nice People for over 30 Years. We Specialize In Property Management, Accounting Property Analysis, as well as Maintenance and Community Association Management.

Old Town Hair Company www.oldtownhaircompany.com 325 Cherry St., Ste. 114 970-407-9730 Screamin Peach Waxing Studio www.screaminpeach.com 638 S. College Ave., 224-2930 4414 S. College Ave., 224-2936

STANDUP PADDLING, KAYAKING, RAFTING A Wanderlust Adventure www.awanderlustadventure.com 4120 W. County Road 54G, Laporte 970-482-1995 A1 Wildwater www.a1wildwater.com 9552 Poudre Canyon Rd. 970-224-3379 Mountain’ SUP www.mountainsup.com Santanka Cove At Horsetooth, 970-480-7876 Mountain Whitewater www.raftmw.com 1329 N. US Highway 287 970-419-0917 Rocky Mountain Adventures www.shoprma.com 1117 US-287, 970-493-4005 What’s SUP www.nocosup.com Southbay at Horsetooth Reservoir 970-797-4996

TOURS - BICYCLE, BREWERY, FOODIE, FARM, GHOST, HISTORY Beer and Bike Tours www.beerandbiketours.com 2414 Stanley Ct., 970-201-1085 Fort Collins Brewery Guide www.fortcollinsbreweryguide.com 970-444-2833

Contact us at (970)224-4446 1630 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80525 1113 N. Cleveland Ave. Loveland, CO 80537

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Fort Collins Tours www.fortcollinstours.com 19 Old Town Square, Ste. 238, 970-372-1445 Front Range Ride Guides www.frontrangerideguides.com 2821 Canby Way, 720-470-1627 Leisurely Pedaling www.leisurelypedaling.com 374 Cajetan St., 970-420-5603 Local Table Tours www.localtabletours.com Fort Collins, 303-909-5747 Magic Bus Tours www.themagicbustours.com Fort Collins, 970-420-0662

TRANSPORTATION A Royalty Coach “King of the Road” www.royaltycoach.com 7133 N. Taft Hill Rd., 970-493-7778 Executive Comfort Transportation www.nocoexecutivecomfort.com 1317 Constitution Ave., 970-218-2964 Fort Collins Charter Services www.fccharter.com, 970-482-5605 Green Ride Colorado www.greenrideco.com 4825 Earhart Rd. 970-226-5533 Lyft www.lyft.com/cities/fort-collins-co MAX Bus Rapid Transit www.ridetransfort.com/max 250 N. Mason St., 970-221-6620 Transfort www.ridetransfort.com 250 N. Mason St., 970-221-6620 Yellow Cab Taxi www.fortcollinstaxi.com 4414 E. Harmony Rd., Ste 200, 970-224-2222


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TRANSPORTATION

Get around, get around

PHOTOS COURTESY CITY OF FORT COLLINS

FORT COLLINS SITS IN A SWEET SPOT in northern Colorado along the Front Range about an hour north of Denver and Denver International Airport. On your arrival, it’s easy to find your way around town. The major streets are set up on a grid. And here’s a tip: the foothills are to the west. You can figure it out from there. You can find parking on the street, in parking lots or parking garages. Check out the maps on pages 102 and 103.

Public transportation

Getting out of town

You have to ride the MAX, the north-south spine of the TransFort system. It’s cheap and easy, $1.25 a ride or $3 for a day pass and $10 for a week. During the day it stops every 10 minutes at the 14 stops from Downtown to the South Station just south of Harmony Road and a little less often in the evening. Twenty other bus routes connect with the Max and use the same pass. www.ridetransfort.com. And to keep it as clean and green as possible, Transfort vehicles run on bio-diesel and compressed natural gas.

Leave the driving to the pros. Hop on the FLEX bus. You’ll be in downtown Boulder in an hour and a half, and you can explore Loveland and Longmont along the way. Rates are the same as all TransFort buses and your pass works on the FLEX, too. For $10, you can ride the Bustang from the Downtown or Harmony Transit Centers in Fort Collins to downtown Denver. It takes around an hour and a half. www.ridebustang.com.

Bike and ride The buses and the Max are designed to take bikes. Just walk your bike onto the Max or load it in the front of the bus. Or hop off the Max, and hop on a bike! At many stops, and other locations around town, you can rent a bike with the Bike Share program. See Pedal Power, page 34, for Bike Share instructions and bike rental ideas.

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To and from the airport Book your shuttle to and from the Denver International Airport starting at around $30 with Green Ride Colorado, www.greenrideco. com. Or for a private ride, try out Executive Comfort, www.nocoexecutivecomfort.com or Fort Collins Charter, www.fccharter.com.

Need a ride? You can summon a ride from Uber or Lyft. Or call Yellow Cab Taxi Service at 970-224-2222 or the app: zTrip.


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YOUR EVENT DESTINATION

Make it happen here! PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS

FORT COLLINS SHINES as a meeting or event venue for conferences, staff retreats, weddings and more. It’s a place where business happens and memories are made.

Down to business Let’s start with the basics: ease of getting here, venues and a variety of places to stay. Access: Fort Collins is one hour from Denver International Airport. Catch a shuttle or rent a car and make the easy drive yourself. Facilities: Take your pick between intimate settings, small and large meeting rooms, banquet rooms, full-service hotels, stages with theater seating or idyllic mountain venues. The

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perfect facility is here for your group. Lodging: We have it. Boutique hotels, full- and limited-service hotels, B & Bs, and hostels. Check out the Lodging listings on page 76 for specifics.

The extras What sets Fort Collins apart from other meeting destinations? The intangibles—those things that can help make the whole event a success, those experiences that people will talk about after the conference, or the amenities that are enticing to significant others who might be accompanying participants. Fort Collins is attractive all on its own.

It offers activities that help bring people together. Good food and entertainment are our specialties and it’s easy to get around! Time and time again we hear attendees and meeting planners alike talk about how friendly everyone is to attendees.

Planning support Staff members at Visit Fort Collins are here to help you have the most successful experience you can. You can start with a visit to the website: www.visitfortcollins.com. Check out the Meeting Planners page to start answering your questions and contact us for additional assistance when you are ready.


Where fun and team-building meet There’s the express purpose you’re getting together, the real content of the event— two people saying, “I do,” or technical papers being presented, maybe visioning discussions. But a lot of times you’re here for more than just that, right? You can do a lot of bonding or team-building just by hanging out together and having fun. Here are a few other suggestions if you want to take it up a notch.

Paddle together—When six or eight people are paddling a raft, if you don’t stroke together, you don’t get down the river. It’s a clear metaphor with very sudden consequences, and a lot of laughter. See the listings on page 88.

Escape together—Participants work as a team to find “The Missing Scientist” at Enigma Escape Rooms. This is a fascinating way to build working relationships, problem-solving skills and more. Or just have fun with the people in your party. www.enigmafortcollins.com Pedal and, well, drink together—And on the silly, but really fun side, up to 16 of you can hire a driver and bartender and literally pedal your way around town on a bicycle bar from My Handle Bar. You’ll stop in at local breweries, cideries and wineries along the way. No experience necessary! www.myhandlebar.com

The Lincoln Center is a popular venue for performances, weddings and large events.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MOUNTAIN WHITEWATER

Paint together—At Pinot’s Palette studio, find a variety of collaborative painting activities where you get together to paint something under the direction of an artist and the inspiration of a bartender. www.pinotspalette.com/fortcollins/corporate-events

Cook together—Cook up some project management and communications skills as your team prepares and eats some treats that you whip up under the guidance of a chef at The Cooking Studio. www.the-cooking-studio.com

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We focus On People,

Our Residents, Their Lives, and Their Families.

As a part of our skilled nursing services, we provide wound care, bariatric care, tracheotomy care, respiratory care and respite care

Spring Creek Health Care

1000 E Stuart St Fort Collins, CO 80525

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OUR COMMUNITY

Snapshot of the essentials FORT COLLINS IS ON A ROLL. As you travel around town, you’ll see new building projects, street infrastructure updates, well-kept parks, planters filled with flowers, public art and so much more. And underneath it all is a solid infrastructure of great healthcare, strong schools, and excellent weather.

EMERGENCY CENTERS •B  anner Fort Collins Medical Center 4700 Lady Moon Drive, 970-821-4000 •M  edical Center of the Rockies 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland 970-624-2500

How’s the weather? Magnificent! Generally, it’s warm in the summer… 80s and 90s and sunny with afternoon showers that cool things off. Fall is magical with clear skies and cool (50s to 70s), though it can snow in September. Layers are a must. We have days in February that are 30 degrees with snow and the next day could be 65 with sunshine. Spring is unpredictable. Rain in the morning and clear skies in the afternoon. Who knows? April through June are the wettest months.

The sun Colorado boasts over 300 days of sunshine! Bring sunglasses, sun screen, caps and a big water bottle, or maybe two or three! Heat exhaustion and sunburn can happen quickly; so tune in and play it safe.

The elevation We’re right at 5,000 feet above sea level and the further you go west the higher you get. Take it slow the first few days. Plan your active days and your days in high country for after you’ve been here a couple days if you can. If you feel nauseous or have a bad

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headache in the mountains, go to lower elevation. And stay hydrated!

Health care central It may be that you’re visiting Fort Collins for the cutting-edge, comprehensive health care that we are fortunate to have thriving here. The largest provider is UCHealth, which operates Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies and many associated clinics. Banner Health operates the Fort Collins Medical Center in the southeast corner of town and also several outpatient clinics. Kaiser Permanente is expanding in the area with a medical office in the south end of town and one coming soon to the north side.

•P  oudre Valley Hospital 1024 South Lemay, 970-495-7000

URGENT CARE •  Associates in Family Medicine Urgent Care 3519 Richmond Dr., 970-204-0300 151 W. Lake St., Ste 1500, 970-237-8200 • Concentra Urgent Care 620 S. Lemay Ave., 970-221-5811 • P  ediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado 4845 Weitzel St., Timnath 970-494-2626 • UCHealth Family Medicine Center Walk-in Clinic 1025 Pennock Place, Ste. 121 970-495-8980 • UCHealth Urgent Care/Walk-In Clinics 2127 E. Harmony Rd., Ste. 140 970-297-6250 2211 S. College Ave., Ste. 300 970-237-6339

Senior care and housing

PET EMERGENCY CARE

Seniors find a continuum of care here from independent-living to assisted-living to skilled-nursing facilities. Columbine Health Systems is a locally owned network that provides care through the full spectrum of housing options along with rehabilitative care.

• CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Emergency and Urgent Care center 300 W. Drake Rd., 970-297-5000 • Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital 816 S. Lemay Ave., 970-484-8080 • P  et Urgent Care 4708 S. College Ave., 970-282-7297


RELOCATION RESOURCES Here’s a list of need-to-know numbers to help answer any questions you may have about living in Fort Collins AmeriGas (propane)

970-484-8140

Centurylink, Internet & Cable

800-475-7526

City of Fort Collins

970-221-6500

Drivers Licensing

970-494-9804

Environmental Services

970-221-6600

Fort Collins Police Services

970-221-6540

Front Range Internet, Inc.

970-212-0700

Gallegos Sanitation Inc. Trash Removal & Recycling 970-484-5556

Inspiration Playground in Spring Canyon Park is Colorado’s first universally accessible playground.

Education A great town needs a great school district and Poudre School District delivers with a combination of high-performing neighborhood schools and a menu of choice programs including bilingual immersion, International Baccalaureate, Expeditionary Learning, STEM and more. Many students opt to continue their education at Front Range Community College Larimer Campus offering nationally accredited classes. Students may earn Associates of Arts or Associates of Science degrees. Colorado State University is consistently ranked as a top tier university in U.S. News and World Reports rankings of America’s Best Colleges and Universities. It is also one of the core economic and cultural drivers in Fort Collins. Read more about what it offers starting on page 52.

Hageman Earth Cycle

970-221-7173

Housing Catalyst

970-416-2910

Larimer County Vehicle Licensing

970-498-7878

Larimer Humane Society

970-226-3647

Neighborhood and Building Services

970-221-6760

Northern Colorado Regional Airport

970-962-2850

Platte River Power Authority

970-226-4000

Poudre Fire Authority Non-emergency

970-221-6570

Poudre River Public Library District

970-221-6740

Poudre School District

970-482-7420

Poudre Valley Rural Electric outside city limits

970-226-1234

Ram Waste Systems, Inc. Trash removal & recycling 970-226-3396 Social Sustainability Program

970-221-6734

Thompson School District

970-613-5000

Transfort Bus Service

970-221-6620

United States Post Office

970-225-4120

Utilities

970-221-6700

Waste Management Trash Removal & Recycling

970-482-6319

Xcel Energy Natural Gas

800-895-4999

Xfinity Internet & Cable

800-266-2278

IMPORTANT NUMBERS FORT COLLINS POPULATION INFORMATION • Population: 167,500 (2017) • Median age: 29.3 years old* • Median household income: $55,647* • Completed four or more years of college: 52.5 percent* *American Community Survey, 2011-2015

Fire, Medical, Police Emergency

9-1-1

Colorado Road Conditions

5-1-1

Colorado State Patrol

970-224-3027

Fort Collins Police

970-221-6540

Larimer County Sheriff

970-498-5100

Poudre Fire Authority

970-221-6570

Poudre Valley Hospital

970-495-7000

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ADVERTISER DIRECTORY

Find what you’re looking for at one these businesses waiting to serve you in Fort Collins. 85 A1 Wildwater Rafting 74 Advanced Hearing Services 63 A & J Antique Mall 11 Akinz Handcrafted Beanies and Soft Goods 88 All Property Services 12 Al’s Newsstand and Tobacco Shop 17 Armstrong Hotel 86 Avenir Museum 69 Avery House Museum 17 Ben and Jerry’s 59 Best Western University Inn 87 Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch 73 Cafe Bluebird 85 Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 28 CB & Potts Restaurant & Brewery 75 Celebrate It Vacations 39 Charco Broiler 13 City Drug Old Fashioned Drugstore 89 Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys 39 Coldwell Banker, John Weiss 35 Columbine Health Systems 79 Comfort Inn 13 Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing 96 CSU Conference & Event Services 96 DaVinci Signs 10 Downtown Fort Collins Business Association 7 Eye Center of Northern Colorado 67 Fish Restaurant 75 Foothills Flea Market 11 Fort Collins Museum of Art 52 Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 105 Fort Collins Nursery 103 Fort Collins Transfort 63 Fort Fun 63 Fortified Collaborations 23 Furniture Consignments by Kristynn 90 Gardens on Spring Creek 8 Genesis Health Club at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness 6 Ginger and Baker 79 Green House Homes 93 Green Ride 69 Hacienda Real Family Mexican Restaurant 16 Happy Lucky’s Teahouse 12 Hearne’s Footwear & Clothing 52 Hilton 78 Homewood Suites by Hilton 85 Inspiration Riding Academy 81 Kaiser Permanente 12 Kilwins 13 Ku Cha House of Tea 13 La Luz Mexican Food

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31 Larimer County Natural Resources 9 Lincoln Center 107 Locality Kitchen and Bar 59 Magic Bus Tours 90 Madd Style 2 Mainline Ale House 77 Marriott 45 Melting Pot 97 Mountain Kids 73 Mountain Whitewater & Paddler’s Pub 90 Mystique Lingerie 22 Nuance Chocolate 4 Odell Brewing Co. 23 Old Town Hair Company 49 Otter Shop 17 Pinot’s Palette 75 ProVelo Bicycles 77 Quality Inn and Suites 69 Rainbow Restaurant 39 Rams Book Store 59 Recycled Cycles Bicycles & Fitness 11 ReMaxx Advanced, Angie Spangler 22 Restaurant 415 71 Revolution Market 75 Rocky Mountain Parent Magazine 63 Rocky Mountain Publishing 45 Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse 16 Sante Fe Craftsman 97 Sava Senior Care 104 Screamin Peach Waxing Studio 71 Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar 35 Silver Grill Cafe 47 Social 88 St. Peter’s Fly Shop 90 The Cart 74 The Cupboard 75 The Eyes Have It 3 The Group Real Estate 80 The Ranch 22 The Right Card 16 The Lyric 104 Todd Fields, The Group Real Estate 104 Topo Designs 39 Trimble Court Artisans 48 Union Bar & Soda Fountain 105 Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado 73 Visit Fort Collins 35 Wear It Again Sam 23 Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro and Shop 108 Wilbur’s Total Beverage 91 Youth Clinic IN Zwei Brewing


FIND YOUR PERFECT PAIRING AT WILBUR’S.

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SouthRidge Golf Course Fossil Creek Park

Pelican Marsh Natural Area

MAX Stop

CARPENTER RD.

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GIDDINGS RD.

TUMBERRY RD.

N. SUMMIT VIEW DR.

CSU Environmental Learning Center

Rendezvous Trail Fort Collins High School

Arapaho Bend Natural Area

Front Range Village

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Banner HealthH Medical Center Fossil Ridge High School E

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PVH Harmony Urgent Care Center

Council Tree Library

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HARMONY RD.

Fossil Creek Reservoir Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Exit 265

Swetsville Zoo

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Bike Share Location

FORT COLLINS SPIRITS Coppermuse Distillery Elevation 5003 Distillery Feisty Spirits Distillery Mobb Mountain Distillers Scrumpy’s Hard Cider

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LEMAY AVE.

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Colorado Welcome Running Deer Center Natural Area

HORSETOOTH RD.

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Prospect Ponds Natural Area

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Dog Parks

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South Transit Center

Police

TIMBERLINE RD.

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SHIELDS ST.

S E N ECA ST.

TAFT HILL RD.

Information

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Front Range 26 Community College

Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area

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SWALLOW RD. Foothills Mall

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Harmony Library

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Anheuser-Busch Brewing Co. Black Bottle Brewery C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery CooperSmith’s Pub and Brewing DC Oakes Brewhouse & Eatery Equinox Brewing Funkwerks Gilded Goat Brewing Horse and Dragon Brewing Co. The Jessup Farm Barrel House McClellan’s Brewing Company New Belgium Brewing Co. Odell Brewing Co. Prost Brewing Company Purpose Brewing Rally King Brewing Ramskeller Pub & Grub Snowbank Brewing Soul Squared Brewery (Bottle sales only) Three Four Beer Company Zwei Brewing Co. Maxline Brewing Intersect Brewing Red Truck Brewing

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Exit 269

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Riverbends Ponds Natural Area

Poudre Valley Hospital

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Rocky Mountain High School

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1 Armstrong Hotel 2 Best Western University Inn 3 Edwards House Inn 4 The Elizabeth 5 Fernweh Inn & Hostel 6 America’s Best Value Inn 7 AmericInn Lodge & Suites 8 Budget Host Inn 9 Cambria Suites 10 Candlewood Suites 11 Comfort Suites 12 Courtyard Marriott 13 Days Inn 14 Fort Collins Marriott 15 Hampton Inn 16 Hilton Fort Collins 17 Hilton Garden Inn Fort Collins 18 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 19 Homewood Suites by Hilton 20 Horsetooth Hideaway 21 Inn at Gaia 22 Inn at Whiskey Belle Ranch 23 Montclair Motel 24 Motel 6 25 National 9 Motel 26 Quality Inn & Suites 27 Remington Flats 28 Residence Inn by Marriott 29 Solarium International Hostel 30 Sundance Trail Ranch

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Lions Open Space

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Bingham Hill Cemetery BI N GHA M HI LL RD.

Terry Lake

TIMBERLINE RD.

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Hickory Trail

Rocky Mountain Innosphere

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Durell Center

Corbett Hall PLUM / NORTH DR.

McGraw Athletic Center

Moby Arena Academic Training Center

Parmelee Hall

Allison Hall

Intramural Fields

Rec Center

CSU Welcome Center

Rockwell Hall

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Industrial Sciences

PLUM ST.

Occupational Therapy Alder Hall Gibbons Hall

Engineering

Vietnam Lagoon Memorial Bridge Lory Student Soccer Center Field

MASON ST.

HOWES ST.

MYRTLE ST.

Green Hall

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MAGNOLIA ST.

LOOMIS AVE.

Durward CSU Conference and Event Services Hall

OLIVE ST.

Post Office

LAUREL ST.

Palmer Center

MERIDIAN AVE.

SHIELDS ST.

Armstrong Hotel Best Western University Inn Edwards House Inn The Elizabeth Fernweh Inn & Hostel Hilton Fort Collins Remington Flats

Westfall Hall

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MOA & Oak Street Plaza

Sheldon Lake

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Ft Collins Trolley

Chamber of Commerce

Dog Parks

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SHERW OOD ST.

WHITCOMB ST.

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Old Fort Collins Heritage Park

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Art Center of Fort Collins

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

MATHEWS ST.

SYCAMORE ST.

College Ave. Gym

27 LOCUST ST.

2 ELIZABETH ST.

GARFIELD ST.

SOUTH DR.

Ingersoll Hall

Edwards Academic Village Hall

Summit Hall

Newsom Hall

Willard Eddy Behavioral & Animal Hall Aylesworth Braiden Sciences Greenhouse Hall Hall Education

Sonny Lubick Field At CSU Stadium

Chemistry Visual Arts Yates Hall Gifford Bldg.

Microbiology Anatomy Physiology

Painter Center Pathology

LAKE ST.

Jack Christiansen Track

University Square

EDWARDS ST.

PITKIN ST. University Center for the Arts

CSU Trial Gardens

Dog Park

25

PROSPECT RD.

Exit 268

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ZEN AND THE ART OF VISITING

I will leave where I visit better than I found it. I, [state your name], do promise to have an incredible time while visiting Fort Collins and to get the most out of my visit whatever that might mean to me. While in Fort Collins, I will conduct myself in such a way as to not bring harm to myself, others or the environment. I will do my best to follow these guidelines: I will take only pictures and leave only footprints because it would be odd the other way around. I will avoid risking life and limb for more Likes. I will share the road or trail with bicycles, horses, wildlife and the occasional wandering Instagrammer. I will respect wildlife for my own safety and the health of the animals: no selfies, no chasing, no approaching. I will know what condition the conditions are in regarding: weather, roads and trails. I will do my best to respect the power of rivers and the hazards associated with any body of water. I will be safe.

I will not invent my own parking space nor will I lose my mind trying to find an existing one. I will have a plan B. I will slather on sunscreen everywhere whether I’m in snow, on a lake, a summit or just sipping beer on a patio. I will drink water like a camel in the desert. I will drink that water from a reusable container because I love the Earth. I will monitor my health and the health of my companions for evidence of altitude sickness, which might present as flulike symptoms. I will follow the leave-no-trace principles while in the great outdoors. I will plan and prepare. I will dispose of waste properly, meaning pack it out. I will be smart about any use of fire. I will leave what I find unless it is a lost puppy. I will be considerate of other visitors so we all have an extraordinary experience. I will leave where I visit better than I found it.

Thank you for your stewardship and commitment to sustainability, which is a Fort Collins hallmark. We appreciate it!

—Visit Fort Collins

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