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Fort Collins Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Fort Collins

The best time to visit Fort Collins is from March to October. That being said, for a city that sees about 300 days of sunshine annually, there's not really a bad time to go. Temperatures in the spring and fall range from the mid-50s to the low 70s, making the weather perfect for exploring the great outdoors. Summer temperatures climb to the upper 80s, but Fort Collins' humidity stays pretty comfortable year-round, which means you won't have a problem splashing in the river or Horsetooth Reservoir after a nice hike. From November through February, highs rest in the low to mid-40s. If you travel during this time, you may be treated to some snow, so pack accordingly.  

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March-October

These eight months not only welcome ideal temperatures (ranging from the mid-50s to upper 80s) but also plenty of activities. During the spring, summer and fall, Fort Collins comes alive with a range of events to suit every kind of traveler. But the perfect weather and festivities come at a cost: You're likely to pay more for your lodging. Know too that in March, April and October Fort Collins may get some snow. Check the forecast before your trip and pack appropriate clothing and footwear just in case.

Key Events:

Great Plates of Downtown (March)

Fort Collins Music Experiment (FoCoMX) (April)

Taste of Fort Collins (June)

Colorado Brewers' Festival (June)

Fort Collins Fringe Festival (July)

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest (August)

Fort Collins Peach Festival (August)

Tour de Fat (September)

Fortoberfest (September)

Tour de Corgi (September)

November-February

Late fall and winter in Fort Collins brings cooler temperatures (highs peak in the mid-40s) and an increased chance of snow. However, if you can stand the chilly temperatures, you'll be rewarded with cheaper hotel rates than at other times of the year.

Key Events:

Downtown Holiday Lights (November-February)

Santas Shopping Quest (November-December)

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