Fort Lupton

This rural community is situated in southern Weld County along the banks of the South Platte River.

Coyote Creek Golf Course in Fort Lupton, Colorado
City of Fort Lupton
130 S. McKinley, Fort Lupton, CO 80621

The town anchors the eastern side of a triangle with Boulder and Longmont, and is conveniently close to two of Colorado's major highways. A drive to Denver's International Airport takes only 30 minutes.

In 1835, Lieutenant Lancaster Lupton rode through the Fort Lupton area with his First Dragoon Regiment. Envisioning a lively crossroads, the lieutenant returned a year later to build a trading fort. Business thrived until 1844, when a harsh blizzard drove Lupton to California. The community remained empty until enterprising traders reopened the post in 1859.

The area has come a long way. Although the community wasn't officially incorporated until 1974, today its 7,000 citizens have access to a recreation center that boasts a 139-foot waterslide and local farms produce some of the freshest tomatoes statewide. Visit the Fort Lupton City Museum, founded in 1950 when a local history buff donated a collection of arrowheads labeled and ready for display. The South Platte Valley Historic Park has a visitor center and historical structures from the area's early settlement, including a trade fort, trapper cabin and schoolhouse.

Also in Fort Lupton is the Coyote Creek Golf Course, featuring wide fairways and lakes and bunkers to challenge every short-grass aficionado.