The wind whips wild and free through the northern reaches of Colorado. In the east you will find vast stretches of grasslands, and playful nights in the foothills college town of Fort Collins. Continue west through vertiginous canyons to the snow-capped peaks, wildflower-choked meadows and towering mountainscapes of Rocky Mountain National Park, world-class skiing in Steamboat, and more laid-back adventures in the open spaces and protected areas that keep this isolated corner of the Rockies pristine. After you pass the Continental Divide, the landscape turns from green to red, with slickrock biking excursions, river trips and dinosaur digging awaiting on the western edge.
Wherever you go in Northern Colorado, hiking, biking, skiing and rafting adventures await. Head down forgotten roads to visit mining ghost towns, or hike out into the wilderness for backcountry adventures that can stretch as far as your imagination.