The City of Fort Collins

Denver, Colorado is thriving, developing, and growing at rates that this state has not seen in a long time. As great as the growth has been to our economy, some longtime Colorado residents find it frustrating and are now looking to branch away from the big city. Travel a short 65 miles north of Denver, and you’ll find one of Colorado’s best cities to live in, Fort Collins.


This northern gem has everything a Colorado resident loves about our state, all in one city. Mountain N Plains, Inc. has proudly served as Northern Colorado’s property management company since 1979, and there is no doubt that we are passionate about our hometown and our state.


If you are ready to plant your roots in a new city that offers everything you love about Colorado and escape the hustle and bustle of Denver, then Fort Collins should be at the top of your list. Mountain N Plains, Inc. wants to help you find a place to rent in northern Colorado and enjoy Colorado again, read further to see all of the wonderful things Fort Collins has to offer.



It shouldn’t be a surprise that Colorado has an abundance of trails, parks, and open spaces to explore. Did you know some of the best places to hike are here in Fort Collins? It’s true—you can mountain bike, walk, run, sightsee to your heart’s content at the many trails scattered just outside of the city. Just a few of the best trails in Fort Collins are:


  • Horsetooth Rock. This is by far a must-see when you come to Fort Collins. The hike is considerably moderate, but doable for most people. The views are exceptional, to say the least. However, due to its popularity, the trails (and parking) can get a little crowded, especially on the weekends.   
  • Arthur’s Rock Trail. Comparable to Horsetooth, Arthur’s Rock is located in Lory State Park and features several hiking, running, and horse trails. The peak rewards hikers with phenomenal views of Horsetooth Reservoir, the front range, and the majestic Rocky Mountains.
  • Hewlett Gulch Trail. This trail is a hidden side canyon just off the main Cache la Poudre River Canyon. You’ll expect to stumble upon several springs and waterfalls.


If you have exhausted all of the trails and you’re looking for something new to explore, Fort Collins has plenty to offer. The city is a short 45-minute drive away from Rocky Mountain National Park, and you can access it without the daunting traffic that Denver and Boulder brings.

Once summer arrives, be sure to plan a day (or a few) to head to Horsetooth Reservoir. Don’t have a boat? No problem. You can rent kayaks or paddle boards and spend the day relaxing on the water soaking up the sun and basking in the serenity of Horsetooth Reservoir.


Old Town

After you’ve spent the day outdoors, you’re going to want to reflect on your adventures while sipping a Colorado craft brew and snacking on something delicious. Downtown Fort Collins, known as Old Town to locals, is not short of breweries, restaurants, bistros, and pubs. After all, Colorado is home to nearly 400 craft breweries, with a large portion of that number residing in northern Colorado. New Belgium Brewing Company and Odell Brewing are just a few of the big-name breweries that call Fort Collins “home”. But there are so many more micro-breweries that are well worth visiting. While driving throughout the city, you’re sure to spot a brewery on nearly every block. If beer isn’t your thing, distilleries are making an appearance and, of course, Colorado is putting their spin on it with craft spirits and one-of-a-kind cocktails. Ready to eat? Don’t settle for chain restaurants—not while you’re in Fort Collins, anyway. There is a wide variety of local restaurant options that truly make Fort Collins a special place to live.


Places to Live  

There is no shortage of things to do while in Fort Collins, which is why so many Colorado natives are drawn to live here, or can’t imagine moving elsewhere. You’ll find apartments to rent, condominiums, and townhomes that will suit all of your lifestyle needs. Whether you’re looking to live close to campus or farther away, there are rentals all throughout the sightly city, and Mountain N Plain, Inc. has the best listings to browse and choose your next home.


As Northern Colorado’s leading property management company, we know Fort Collins and welcome anyone who is ready to call this city home. Be sure to visit our current listings here, and call us today for more information!