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More than 20 different breweries call Fort Collins home, so it only makes sense that you should try some of the local libations for yourself. Throughout the city, you'll find local favorites like Gilded Goat Brewing Company, Odell Brewing and Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, as well as nationally famous brewers, such as New Belgium and Anheuser-Busch, producers of Budweiser.

While you can pick and choose breweries yourself, you can also opt for a guided tour. Operators like Magic Bus Tours offer a variety of guided tours with stops at local breweries. Previous travelers enjoyed Magic Bus Tours thanks to the company's informative guides. You may also be able to take a tour at individual brewery locations. One such place is Anheuser-Busch, where visitors can take a tour through its brewery and learn about beer making and the history of Budweiser. Previous patrons enjoyed the tour, and hint that lucky visitors may get to see the company's famous Clydesdales.

Breweries are scattered around the city and have different operating hours. Check each brewery's website for hours and what's on tap before you go. Tours last several hours and prices range from $20 to upward of $250 for a private tour. A full list of breweries can be found on the tourism board's website.

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#1 Horsetooth Reservoir

Originally developed in the 1930s to provide area farmers with a steady supply of water for their crops, Horsetooth Reservoir is now a one-stop shop for outdoor activities. Here, visitors can hike, bike and horseback ride around the 6 ½-mile reservoir, which sits at an elevation of 5,420 feet. Alternatively, they can make a splash in the water itself by kayaking, swimming or stand-up paddleboarding. Travelers also have the option to camp on-site in tents or cabins.

Past visitors enjoyed their time at the reservoir, saying the trails and water activities are great fun. They also praised the scenery and the views of the reservoir's namesake, Horsetooth Rock.

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