From tree-lined streets in Old Town Fort Collins to mountain adventures and open spaces outside of the city, there's plenty of outdoor adventure to be had in Fort Collins when you stay at our hotel near the Rocky Mountains.
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
The scenic Horsetooth Mountain Open space spans more than 2,700 acres with elevations ranging from 5,400 to more than 72,00 feet. Head here for nearly 30 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. In the warmer months, be sure to explore Horsetooth Falls, and don't miss the tremendous Front Range views year-round.
Lory State Park
See breathtaking foothills scenery just minutes from The Elizabeth Hotel in Lory State Park. Its 26 miles of trails hardly exceed a moderate grade, making them perfect for leisurely hiking, biking, and horseback rides. This is the perfect spot to camp for those looking for an outdoor adventure close to downtown Fort Collins.
Cache la Poudre River Canyon
The Cache la Poudre River gets its name from the French-Canadian trappers who hid their gunpowder here during a blizzard in the 19th century. Today, the scenic river, which flows from the Front Range down through Fort Collins, is a designated Wild & Scenic River in Colorado. To explore from the road, take a drive on Colorado Highway 14. It follows much of the river, and has been designed a Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway.