Nestled in the Foothills of the mountains, Loveland is hailed as the “Gateway to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park”. Located 45 minutes north of Denver, Loveland is the ideal base camp for all of your northern Colorado adventures. The day trip itineraries below will help you plan your trip.
Fort Collins: In the early summer months, tourists can experience class II through IV rapids while white water rafting on the Cache la Poudre River. Celebrate northern Colorado’s beer and brewery culture with complimentary Budweiser brewery tour or a tour of craft brewery New Belgium.
Estes Park: Estes Park is home to Rocky Mountain National Park. According to the park’s website, Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks – to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times.
Boulder: Acres of vast open space roll into Boulder’s quaint cityscape tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and it is 30 miles south of Loveland. Boulder has been named one of America’s Foodiest Towns and has great skiing nearby at Eldora Mountain Resort.
Greeley: Greeley is a great destination for agritourism, short for agriculture tourism. Whether you are visiting farms to buy local products, picking your own produce, staying overnight on a ranch or having fun in a corn maze, Greeley is home to many agritourism adventures. Or, if you are a festival and rodeo fan, Greeley is the place to be in July for the Greeley Stampede.
Cheyenne, WY: For summer visitors, another day-trip option from Loveland is the Cheyenne Frontier Days, the largest outdoor rodeo and western festival. The 119th annual event will take place in July 2015. In addition to the rodeo, attendees of all ages can enjoy family-friendly activities, shopping and more. Cheyenne Frontier Days also features great national entertainment.