Whether you've lived here all your life or you are visiting the area, Fort Collins, Colorado has a thrilling array of activities to offer tourists as well as its residents. Located on the northern central border of Colorado, Fort Collins is nestled on beautiful plains but close enough to see the majestic Rocky Mountains in the distance. Located about 65 miles from Colorado's bustling capital, Denver, this city offers many chances for outdoor adventure. Outdoor Recreation Fort Collins has a surprising array of whitewater rafting choices with multiple vendors offering rafting packages. The whitewaters are thrilling to ride, but not as dangerous as other places providing a medium level of whitewater action. It would be considered safe for families with teenage children, but it would be best to find a sporty alternative for smaller children. Other Water-based Outdoor Adventures For those who crave a water sport that is a little less adventurous, the city does have kayaking options and many of the streams in the area are calm enough to safely navigate without much turbulence. The mountain inlets in the city are great for paddle boarding or kayaking. You may bring your own equipment or there are facilities where you can rent kayaks and paddleboards for the day. Kayaking and paddle boarding are great for just about every member of the family. Biking and hiking are common pastimes for both tourists and natives of the area. There are many spacious bike lanes in the city and on the outskirts of town you can find many established bike and hiking trails that lead off into the wilderness. The locals are so enthusiastic about biking that one of the local libraries is known as the Bike Library, hosts many bike parking racks out front and is highly utilized by residents. Bikes can be rented there, too! A variety of outdoor recreational choices in Fort Collins are available for those who enjoy being active. Some of the possible outdoor recreations that you have to choose from are golf courses, hiking trails, white water rafting, bicycling, hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park, paddle boarding and fly fishing. With choices like these, there is absolutely no reason not to book a trip to this exciting city and have the time of your life. Visit www.fortcollins.com for additional information on all the exciting things to do in the city.