- The list below includes 65 free or cheap things to do in or near Fort Collins, Colorado, including 68 different types of inexpensive activities like Breweries, Rafting, Movie Theaters and Specialty Museums.
- From Cache La Poudre River to Annual Flower Trial Garden, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Fort Collins and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Greeley, Loveland, Longmont and Silverton.
The only designated National Wild and Scenic River in the state, Cache la Poudre River starts from the nothern part of the Rocky Mountain National Park and flows eastward through the Roosevelt National Forest. The river is home to various outdoor activites such as fly fishing, rafting, tubing and more.
98% 286 votes
1401 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525 MoreLess Info
Flower Trial Garden is a local horticulture facility which focusses on the cultivation and growth patterns of a wide variety of plants in the environment of the Rocky Mountains. The gardens are open to public for self-guided tours.
98% 640 votes
Off of Harmony Rd to Horsetooth Mountain, Fort Collins, CO MoreLess Info
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space is a local landmark known for Horsetooth Falls and the scenic views of Front Range mountains. The space includes a number of trails which can be used for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
89% 99 votes
2626 W. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO 80526 MoreLess Info
At the Spring Canyon Community Park, guests can access a 2-acre dog park, a universally accessible playground, and a free ride course. The site's amenities include picnic tables, trails, baseball fields, and lighted basketball courts.
The Gardens on Spring Creek is a natural park that offers yoga classes, summer camps for children, and youth birthday parties. The park also rents out outdoor classrooms that can seat up to 45 guests at a time.
Named after the dinosaur bones that were discovered during its construction, Fossil Creek Park, has activities for children of all ages. The park features a splash pad, playground areas, sports fields, dog park, and Fossil Creek Lake.
92% 25 votes
2150 Centre AVenue, Building E, Fort Collins, CO 80526 MoreLess Info
Encompassing over 1 million acres of pristine forest and grasslands, Arapaho National Forest, is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Recreation activities include camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, water sports activities and more.
Explore the stunning panoramic views of ponderosa pines and red rock cliffs when you visit Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. After a day of hiking, biking, or riding horseback on the looping trails, sit down at one of the picnic areas and enjoy the views.
98% 1720 votes
1329 N. US Highway 287, Fort Collins, CO 80524 MoreLess Info
Mountain Whitewater Descents is a local company which offers a variety of guided whitewater rafting trips on Cache La Poudre river's continuous rapids such as Tunnel, Three Rock and Pine Valley Falls.
Rocky Mountain Adventures is a local outfitter which organizes as well as offers quality equipment for a wide range of outdoor adventure activities which include whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing and more.