Enjoy a four-day trek highlighting NoCo's remote beauty with a focus on things to do and see with lots of outdoors time. Bonus: Few reservations are needed.
This permanent funding source supports specific non-motorized trail and trailhead maintenance projects on public lands within Routt and Moffat counties. Look for “donation stations” — refurbished parking meters with credit card readers — at 11 popular local trailheads, including Spring Creek, NPR and Wild Rose. Or donate online at yvcf.org/trails.
Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
Travel the Scenic Byway
Before departing Fort Collins, pack a picnic (and provisions for later) from a local grocer, like Beavers Market.
The State Forest State Park North Loop "touches on a little bit of everything that makes State Forest State Park special." That includes great views of the Medicine Bow Mountains, three pretty alpine lakes (Jewel Lake, Kelly Lake and Clear Lake), a bit of singletrack and forest road, plus towering aspen trees.
Snuggle into your Never Summer Nordic yurt and road-test your backcountry cooking skills. Yurts are equipped with cooking surfaces and kitchen supplies (pots, pans and utensils). You bring the fixins for your favorite meal (remember that supply stop we suggested before you departed Fort Collins?). We can (almost) guarantee it'll taste better than ever. Then head outside for a night of stargazing. You're in the perfect spot. Use the Night Sky app; it's astronomy at your fingertips on your tablet or phone.