"YOU HAVE TO GET LOST BEFORE YOU CAN BE FOUND."
Our job at the Fernweh is to give you the best Fort Collins hostel experience you can have. We are always available to take the guess-work out of your journey, and we're happy to give you our locals' insight on the most beautiful places to explore. Whether you're a world-class climber or a seasoned leaf-peeper, the hostel is the perfect Fort Collins basecamp for your adventures.
Hiking & Climbing
LORY STATE PARK | 20 MIN. FROM THE FERNWEH
HORSETOOTH ROCK & HORSETOOTH FALLS | 25 MIN. FROM THE FERNWEH
GREY ROCK | 25 MIN. FROM THE FERNWEH
HEWLETT GULCH | 25 MIN. FROM THE FERNWEH
RED FEATHER LAKES | 45 MIN. FROM THE FERNWEH
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK | 1 HR. 30 MIN FROM THE FERNWEH
PINGREE PARK | 1 HR. 45 MIN FROM THE FERNWEH
Biking & Scenic Drives
LORY STATE PARK | MOUNTAIN BIKING
COYOTE RIDGE | MOUNTAIN BIKING
POUDRE CANYON | ROAD BIKING | SCENIC DRIVE
RIST CANON | ROAD BIKING | SCENIC DRIVE
HORSETOOTH | ROAD BIKING | MOUNTAIN BIKING | SCENIC DRIVE
OUR FRIENDS AT BEER & BIKE TOURS OFFER FANTASTIC TOURS AROUND THE AREA, INCLUDING MOUTAIN BIKING, ROAD BIKING, AND CRUISING BETWEEN FORT COLLINS' FAMED BREWERIES.
THE POUDRE RIVER | This is our lifeblood here in Fort Collins & we LOVE spending time on the river. The Poudre offers amazing fly fishing & great whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, and paddleboarding as well.
HORSETOOTH | Awesome in the summer and super close to town. It’s a 10 minute drive from the Fernweh, and there are lots of places you can park & hike down to the water to spend your day paddleboarding, swimming, or lying in a tube drinking a Fat Tire.
Mountain Whitewater Descents offers rentals for kayaks, rafts, paddleboards, etc. They have lots of guided trips to choose from too.
Rentals also available at Jax in Fort Collins. Hostel staff will point you in the right direction.
CAMERON PASS | XC & SNOWSHOEING TRAILS | BACKCOUNTRY
RED FEATHER LAKES | XC & SNOWSHOEING TRAILS
LORY STATE PARK | XC & SNOWSHOING TRAILS
ELDORA | 1.5 HOURS AWAY | ALPINE SKIING
LOVELAND | 2 HOURS AWAY | ALPINE SKIING
Rentals available at Jax in Fort Collins. Hostel staff will point you in the right direction.