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    Rocky Mountain National Park

    My wife and I have a reservation to tour the New Belgium Brewery in a couple weeks in Fort Collins. We have a few hours to kill before then and were wondering if anyone had suggestions on things to do nearby. I noticed there are quite a bit of hiking trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    Get the Rocky Mountain oysters.


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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    Go into Poudre Canyon. It's less crowded and it's closer to Fort Collins.



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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    Hit it hard, every yard

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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    sent you a PM...we know Rocky Mtn Park.



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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    I'm 30 min from there. Come see me.

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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    Hiking RMNP is awesome, but a few hours to get there and hike from Ft. Collins won't be enough time. Not sure on areas immediately by Ft. Collins


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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    Climb Longs Peak.



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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    Quote Originally Posted by KeyserSoze View Post
    Go into Poudre Canyon. It's less crowded and it's closer to Fort Collins.
    Poudre canyon highway is an incredible ride


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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycurtis View Post
    Climb Longs Peak.
    Wouldn't consider this something you'd do if you only have a couple hours to kill. Unless you're planning on just hiking around and not summitting.

    14 miles round trip at elevation is tough, first timers should probably start realllly early so they can get below the tree line before noon/early in the afternoon.



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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    There is a lake in the park that had the side of it busted out causing a flood. It cut a revine in the side of the mountain and there are huge boulders spread in the revine from the lake to the bottom land. You can hike the trail up to the lake, or go directly up the boulders if you are looking for a challenge and workout.

    I think it was called Lawn Lake, but I might be wrong.



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    Re: Rocky Mountain National Park

    Poudre and Red Feather Lakes are closer to Fort Collins. RMNP is a couple hours away. Lots of stuff up in the Poudre.

    Also go to Funkwerks brewery. Its better, smaller and they serve cheese.


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