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Guides & Outfitters in Fort Collins

Guides & Outfitters

So you're ready to get out into the Colorado wilds, but you're not really sure where to go, or you don't have the right equipment with you to shoot the rapids or hit some singletrack. That's where the services of an experienced outfitter can be invaulable. Fort Collins Convention & Visitors Bureau partners can rent you equipment from snowshoes to kayaks and give you lessons on how to use them properly and safely. They can arrange trail rides and cattle drives for that authentic Western experience, or guide you to that secret pool where the wily trout lie in wait to strike the fly at the end of your line.

A Wanderlust Adventure
4120 W County Road 54G
(970) 482-1995

33 Fabulous Summers Of Whitewater Rafting The Poudre River near Fort Collins! We give you lifelong memories, more experience, more smiles and more fun on an exciting river with breathtaking scenery! Your vacation highlight!

A1 Wildwater
2801 North Shields Street
(970) 495-0542
(970) 224-3379

Closest and best rafting to Denver & Rocky Mountain National Park. Full and half day trips. Family/child/group rates. Celebrating 33 years of fun on a National "Wild & Scenic River".

Beaver Meadows Stables
100 Marmot Drive, Unit 15
(970) 232-8326

Scenic trail rides into the beautiful Roosevelt National Forest. 25 miles of trail starting at 8500ft and up. Overnight rides and dinner rides! Winter sleigh rides and horse back rides in the snow. Full service Resort Ranch with restaurant, lodge, fishing, tubing hill with lift, cross country skiing and more!

Beer & Bike Tours
2414 Stanley Court
(970) 201-1085

“Adventures on Tap"
From our base in Fort Collins we offer a variety of single and multi-day trips. Day tour options include mountain, road or cruiser riding. All of our tours stop at some of the amazing craft breweries in Fort Collins and along the Front Range. Beer & Bike Tours also creates custom tours catering to the needs of small groups, corporate outings, family and friend reunions, and activities for non-cycling partners. Come along for with our local guides and experience Fort Collins at it’s best. -Cheers!

Colorado Division of Wildlife, Northeast Region
317 W. Prospect Rd
(970) 472-4300

Information on hunting, fishing, wildlife and outdoor recreation.

Fort Collins Tours
Suite 238,19 Old Town Square
(970) 372-1445

Fort Collins Tours offers guided walking tours in and underneath Old Town Fort Collins. To learn more about our year round Brewery Tours, Ghost Tours, Gourmet Tours, Historic Walking Tours, Private Tours,etc. Please visit our website at

Front Range Ride Guides
1021 Rolland Moore Dr.
(720) 208-0152

Front Range Ride Guides specializes in guided mountain bike tours along the Colorado Front Range, including the areas in and around Boulder, Denver, Golden, Fort Collins, and beyond. We create one-of-a-kind customized bike tours, tailored to your ability level and desires, that showcase the finest trail riding, scenery, and mountain culture that Colorado has to offer.

Our tours range from easy to epic to accommodate first time riders as well as seasoned experts. FRRG provides all you'll need: riding gear, unrivaled service and support, extensive local knowledge, and an infectious passion for biking. We make it stress-free and fun. All you have to do is ride and enjoy! Give us a shout, come ride with us, and go home with some stories that you'll be telling for years to come!

Larimer County Natural Resources
1800 South CR 31
(970) 619-4574
(970) 619-4570

Manages recreation at Carter Lake; Flatiron, Horsetooth, and Pinewood reservoirs; Big Thompson parks; Devil’s Backbone, Eagle’s Nest, Hermit Park, Horsetooth Mountain, Red Mountain, River Bluffs, and Soderberg open spaces; and others.

Magic Bus Tours
(970) 420-0662

Magic Bus Tours gives fun and informative guided tours around Fort Collins by painted limo bus, by bike, and on foot. We offer Craft Brewery Tours, History Tours, Farm to Table Tours, Ghost Tours, Custom Scavenger Hunts, and multi passenger bike rentals. Private tours available for team builds, reunions, birthdays, weddings, and more. Have Fun, Know More and Explore with Magic Bus Tours! For tour info, schedules, and tickets visit or call 970-420-0662.

Mountain Whitewater Descents
1329 N Highway 287
(970) 494-0695
(970) 419-0917

Whitewater rafting on Colorado's only Wild and Scenic" River. A spectacular river set among a gorgeous canyon ensures a fantastic wilderness trip. Remember

Mountain' SUP
Santanka Cove at Horsetooth
(970) 480-7876

Mountain' SUP- Stand Up Paddleboard in Fort Collins at the 'Most Scenic SUP'n spot on the Front Range', The north shore of Horsetooth Reservoir (Santanka Cove). There are three 'wake free' coves at the north end that back up into Lory State Park, with rolling hills and striated rock formations. Open 7 days a week-10-4 (last rental time out, close by 6) on weekdays, 9-430 on weekends.  On call before Memorial Day and on weekdays after Labor Day.  We will be open on weekends in Sept.  No need to load up, haul or pump, or make reservations, just show up and paddle away. We will be there all day. Look for the tan umbrella somewhere by the boat ramp (the M'SUP office). More info can be found on Facebook or Family and group discounts, SUP yoga Fitness also Available. (970)480-7876

Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service
155 W Harvard St. Suite 202
(970) 449-7160
(970) 267-3031

Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service is a non-profit organization committed to providing high-quality and affordable educational courses, travel, and service learning opportunities for adults.

Poudre River/Red Feather Lakes Tourist Council
31635 Poudre Canyon Rd
(970) 881-2142

Lodging, RV parking, restaurants, and fun things to do in Northern Colorado's most beautiful mountain recreation area; all within a short drive to Fort Collins.

Rocky Mountain Adventures
PO Box 1989
(970) 493-3150
(970) 493-4005

Exciting whitewater trips, fly fishing guide services and kayaking classes & outings. Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals. Reservations required; major credit cards accepted.

St. Peter's Fly Shop - Old Town
202 Remington Street
(970) 482-5990
(970) 498-8968

A full service fly shop providing fly fishing gear, guided fishing trips, classes, equipment rentals, fishing licenses and friendly advice.

St. Peter's Fly Shop - South
2008 E. Harmony Road
(970) 377-1034
(970) 377-3785

A full service fly shop providing fly fishing gear, guided fishing trips, classes, equipment rentals, fishing licenses and friendly advice.

Terry Bison Ranch
51 I-25 Service Road East
(307) 634-4171

RV Park, Cabins, original cowboy bunkhouse, gift shop, restaurant and saloon. Guided horseback rides, motorized and train tours. Easy access off I-25 and I-80. Wi-Fi available.

The FC Bike Library
250 North Mason
(970) 419-1050

A low cost, bicycle lending service for residents, students, and visitors to Fort Collins. Members can borrow the bike for short or long term, $10/day for long term.

Conveniently located in four locations:

1. FCBL Hub (main lending location): 250 N. Mason
2. CSU Surplus: 201 W. Lake St
3. Best Western University Inn: 914 S. College
4. Funkwerks: 1900 E. Lincoln