The Insider’s Guide to Fort Collins – The Exchange

The Insider’s Guide to Fort Collins

If you’re like too many Coloradans—we call ourselves Coloradoans up here, by the way—you haven’t given Fort Collins all that much thought. Maybe you drove through on your way to Yellowstone National Park or stopped by for a Colorado State University football game or took a tour of New Belgium’s brewery and thought, Hmm, looks like it could be a cool town. Then you moved on. Yes, for far too long, Fort Collins has been shoved aside by the big-cityness of Denver and overshadowed by the patchouli-and-climbing-chalk allure of that other Colorado college town. It didn’t matter that the outdoor recreation opportunities were abundant or that the music scene was hot or that the beer was (way) better. People just couldn’t seem to see the beauty of this northern Colorado town.

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