Touring can be a wonderful way to learn about a city’s character. Exploring Fort Collins history and cultural heritage through our tours weave together some of the many tales the city has to tell. Our ghosts, farms, and breweries all have stories to share with you, and engaging tours take you skillfully through each experience. There are many ways to tour Fort Collins based on your mode of transportation including on bicycle, in an art-covered bus, by a horse-drawn wagon, or on foot.
Delicious beer and innovative brewing techniques bring people from around the world to tour Fort Collins’ award-winning breweries each year. More than 20 breweries offer beer-tasting tours with trays of dark, light, hoppy and seasonal beers. Ales, Hefeweizens and IPAs are easy to appreciate while sitting in the causal settings of the outdoor patios, listening to live music and meeting friendly people in the taprooms. Many breweries offer tours of their manufacturing operations as well as special features like New Belgium Brewing’s innovative energy and sustainability practices and Anheuser-Busch’s famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
Exploring our western landscape and area’s history is easy to do when you tour Fort Collins by car and by driving the Colorado Scenic Byway up the Poudre Canyon.
Closer to the core, you can take a self-guided walking tour of Downtown’s history learning about her architecture, wild characters, and iconic historic sites. Tour companies also offer experiences guided by docents in costume or even lead by experienced bicyclists. Fort Collins is proud to be the home to Colorado State University, and campus is a wonderful exploration of agricultural heritage, collegiate sports, and beautiful architecture. Explore the old historic Oval, the buildings of the original Colorado Agricultural College born in 1870 and early 20th century buildings surrounding the Victorian lawn. Tours explore the newer construction, stadiums, dining halls, the CSU Trial Flower Gardens and the University Center of the Arts. RamTrax offers engaging visitor tours sharing the university’s outstanding academic programs and rich heritage of innovation and research.
Companies that Tour Fort Collins
Novelty tours such as those focusing on ghosts, brothels and bootleggers, desserts, gourmet foods, underground history, and farms are also offered. And seasonal tours can include haunted, Farm to Table, Valentine’s Day, and even elaborate séance themes. Whichever you chose to enjoy, all of these tours paint the picture of a city that’s history is rich, people are welcoming and innovative, and all share a love of the Colorado landscape.
Tour companies in town include Fort Collins Tours, Beer & Bikes Tours, and Magic Bus Tours. Lots of self-guided tour brochures are available at the Downtown Fort Collins Visitors Center in Old Town Square. Tours of the many acres of Colorado State University can be scheduled through the Visitors Center and RamTrax.