Fort Collins

Restaurants/dining in Fort Collins

Dining in Fort Collins will provide an adventure for your taste buds. With diverse options ranging from Italian bistros to Asian cuisine and everything in between, you can dine at the newest hot spot or an old neighborhood favorite and everyone will find something to enjoy.

For many locals, Old Town Fort Collins is a food destination as it abounds with restaurants that will make your mouth water. Live music on the street corner, beautiful patios to soak up the sun and local craft beer make Old Town a place you don’t want to miss.

Hiking/walking trails

Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins offers hundreds of trails that are maintained year round. One of the signature trails is the Horsetooth Rock Trail. This trail is approximately 5 miles round-trip and starts at the Hosetooth Mountain Open Space trailhead. After trekking through grasslands and ponderosa woodlands you’ll reach the summit of Horsetooth Rock. From this vista, you’ll be able to take in the beautiful Fort Collins scenery to the east and rolling hills and a majestic mountain range to the west. It’s truly nothing short of spectacular.

Larimer County offers a great printout on additional trails in the area as an easy to print PDF –

If you’d like to take an easy stroll, try the Poudre Trail that stretches from west Fort Collins to the CSU Environmental Learning Center. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy nature on this paved trail… right in the city! This is also the ultimate trail for fishermen because it sits next to the Poudre River.

Horsetooth Reservoir

Located just 15 minutes northwest of Old Town Fort Collins, Horsetooth Reservoir is a 6.5-mile-long body of water that offers unmatched scenery and outdoor activities for every age.

There are miles and miles of trails surrounding the reservoir that are perfect for mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking. The east side of the reservoir offers one of the best spots in Colorado for bouldering. Water sports can be enjoyed and if you didn’t bring your own, head over to the marina to rent a boat, raft, kayak or jet-ski.

Horsetooth Reservoir is open year-round and offers accommodations ranging from campsites to cabins and RV spots.

Hotels and Accommodations

From boutique hotels that are pet friendly to high rises that offer endless amenities, Fort Collins offers a sleep over spot for everyone. The city is known for its charm and friendly people so whether you rest your head in a spot downtown near the action or in a calmer part of the city, you’ll get a good night’s sleep in Fort Collins.

Our clinical training is held at the Marriott in Fort Collins, located at 350 E Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525.

While staying at this hotel certainly makes things easier getting to your classes, there are a number of hotels in the area to choose from.


Not interested in renting a car during your stay in Fort Collins? No problem. Fort Collins offers a number of methods of transportation including a bus system, MAX rapid bus system (lightrail) and rideshare programs, such as Uber and Lyft.

Craft breweries

As the largest craft brewer in Colorado, Fort Collins knows a thing or two about brewing beer. And it certainly helps that the Cache La Poudre River gets a lot of snowmelt from the mountains, making it an ideal place to brew all varieties of beer.

Home to more than 20 craft breweries, including one of the world’s largest (New Belgium), you can taste a variety of award winning lagers, pilsners, and ales with tasting trays and brewery tours to boot! Many of the breweries have patios so you can enjoy the Colorado sunshine while you sip some of the best beer in the world.

If you time your visit around the summer months, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a Fort Collins favorite outdoor festival known as Brewfest. For over 25 years, this festival has been the showcase site for beers made in Colorado. Food and live music enhance the festival feel that Fort Collins has perfected.

Proximity to I-25

Fort Collins is conveniently located just west of Interstate 25, a little over an hour from Denver International Airport and Downtown Denver. It’s also just a few hours from popular Colorado mountain towns like Breckenridge and Vail, where you can try skiing or snowboarding in the winter and hiking, biking or rafting in the summer.

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