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Colorado Winter Activities

Combine all the comfort and convenience of our modern city with the outdoor adventure of a quaint ski town during your stay at The Elizabeth this winter. Guests of our Fort Collins hotel enjoy a wide array of fun and exciting seasonal activities.

From ice fishing and snowshoeing to indoor brewery tours, plan your stay to our snowy wonderland using our guide to the best Colorado winter activities.


Find a snow-covered adventure just 20 minutes from our doors at Lory State Park. The perfect site for snowshoeing, Lory State Park showcases a breathtaking terrain with extensive walking and hiking trails. Great for beginners and more experienced hikers, the park showcases views of the surrounding hills.

Cross-Country Skiing

A popular winter activity among locals, cross-country skiing is easily accessible from The Elizabeth. A nine-minute drive from our hotel, the City Park Nine Golf Course offers cross-country skiing for a range of skill levels. Hit the slopes a enjoy a day of classic Colorado fun.

Ice Skating

Whether you’re looking to show off your skill on the ice or just enjoy the fresh air with friends, ice skating at Sheldon Lake is a must during the winter in Fort Collins. Just seven minutes away, you’ll be out on the ice in no time.

Ice Fishing

A fisherman’s dream, Sheldon Lake is always stocked with a variety of fish including bass, trout, and catfish. Set up and settle in for a morning of fishing out on the ice on one of Fort Collins’ most notable ice fishing destinations, only a few minutes’ drive from our doors.


Whether you want to spend the day ice skating or out on the slopes, get all the gear needed for a day of outdoor winter fun at nearby rental shops. Our favorite local shops include: Rocky Mountain Adventures, JAX Mercantile Co., and Outpost Sunsport.

Brewery Tours

Unwind after a long day in the snow or escape the cold at one of the many nearby local breweries. Well-known for our brews, Fort Collins is a beer lovers dream. Guests of The Elizabeth can curate their stay with our Brewery Package, which features complimentary craft beer and a beer growler. All under 20 minutes from our hotel, be sure to stop by some of our favorite breweries: New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing, Anheuser Busch Brewing Co., Black Bottle Brewery, and more.