You may have visited Fort Collins and Northern Colorado before, but if you’re relocating here, there are some things you must do once you’re settled into your new house or apartment. You may be coming from Colorado Springs or further south, but no matter where you are in the Centennial State, Billy Goat Moving & Storage can help you get here. Once you’re moved in and ready to explore, there are some places and things that should be at the top of your list. Here are a few of our favorites!

1. Take a Hike

Colorado is known for its beautiful mountains, and when you’re in Fort Collins or Loveland, you’re literally minutes away from fantastic hikes. Horsetooth Mountain Open Space is a great place for your first trek, and taking a few hours out of your day to climb to the top will give you amazing views of the surrounding area. There’s also Devil’s Backbone to the south, and if you’re feeling truly adventurous, heading up the Poudre Canyon or Big Thompson Canyon can quickly take you into the Rockies. (Be sure to check weather and road conditions before you venture too far into the high country.)

2. Enjoy a Craft Beer

Colorado is also known for its craft beer, and is considered by some to be a mecca for unique brews and uncommon ales. Fort Collins is home to some of the most famous breweries in the nation, including New Belgium® and Odell Brewing Company®. Visiting a taproom or brewery to sample several beers and take the tour is a truly extraordinary experience. There is virtually a brewery on every corner, with more opening up all the time, so no matter what your preference is, you can find something that suits you. For those who prefer wine or spirits, there are wineries and distilleries throughout the area that offer outstanding options.

3. Catch a Live Show

Whether you enjoy dance, theater, or rock n’ roll, there are plenty of live shows on a regular basis in Northern Colorado. You can catch up-and-coming local bands at several of the bars and restaurants in downtown Fort Collins, and the Lincoln Center offers exceptional theater, comedy, and concerts throughout the year. No matter what you prefer, you can find live entertainment that is both affordable and enjoyable.

4. Ditch the Car

Fort Collins is a very bike-friendly city, and it’s easy to get around on two wheels instead of four. The weather is nice most of the year, so getting on your bike and cruising to your new favorite brewery or restaurant is a great way to spend a day. If you didn’t move your bike to your new home, don’t worry! You can rent a bike from the Fort Collins Bike Share and ride to your heart’s content.

If you’re planning to move to Northern Colorado in the near future, contact Billy Goat for professional and experienced service. Before you know it, you’ll be settled in and exploring your new city, and our crew is more than happy to answer your questions about the area.

Call today to schedule your move!