Northern Colorado is home to breathtaking views of the mountains, water, and nature. If you are in and around Fort Collins with the family and want to make incredible photos as a souvenir of your time in this amazing city, creating memories in these places will be an unforgettable experience!
Take a look at these beautiful options for photo ops in Fort Collins, and get ready to have an amazing experience while you create awesome memories!

Cache la Poudre River

Any part of the Cache la Poudre River is an amazing backdrop for a family photo!

Not only has it all: water, nature, wildlife, but it’s also so much more than just an amazing background for your pics: is the number one destination for whitewater adventure in Northern Colorado! Known by everyone as ‘’Wild and Scenic’’, this is an awesome option for photos and fun!

If you’re looking for whitewater adventures, check out these cool options:
Mountain Whitewater Descents Rafting
A Wanderlust Adventure
A1 Wildwater
Rocky Mountain Adventures

Where: Horsetooth Reservoir, 4200 W County Rd 38 E, Fort Collins, CO, USA

This Colorado’s outdoor treasure is just minutes away from Downtown and it offers breathtaking scenery for the best and most picturesque family pics!

Open year-round, you can choose to have your picture taken with the glass-like water in the background, the amazing views, and even the sunrise or sunset! You can also spend the day and camp on the reservoir, or enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and so much more.

Where: 2145 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA

When it comes to instagrammable photos, The Gardens on Spring Creek is a must-visit.

Not only it is a free entrance spot, but it also features some of the most lovely botanic gardens in the state, as well as acres of horticulture educations, sculptures, art, and more!

Colorado State University Oval

You’ve probably seen this image already because this is one of the most photographed spots in Fort Collins.

Lined with numerous Elm Trees, this is a must-see spot whether you are a tourist or a resident of the city. The CSU Oval is a nationally recognized landmark, so make sure not to miss the experience!

Arthur’s Rock Trail in Lory State Park

Where: Fort Collins, CO 80526

Just a short drive from Fort Collins, you can visit Lory State Park and its magnificent views and backdrops.

Arthur’s Rock offers unique views of the city and the Horsetooth Reservoir, and we don’t really need to give any more details after this description. An awesome place to visit with the family, and to have the best family pics!

Where: 600 N Sherwood St, Fort Collins, CO, USA

At The Farm, you can take lovely pics with the animals while you enjoy hands-on animal interactions and farm education.

There are also hayrides and pony rides opportunities, which are also perfect moments for photos!

Old Town Square and Downtown

Where: 19 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO 80524

If you are in Fort Collins, you must explore downtown and its historical buildings, retail stores, cafes, local boutiques, and restaurants.

You will have amazing pics at this national and local-historic district!

Birney Car 21 Trolley

Where: 1501 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Get a picture with the only original restored city streetcar operating today!

It operates from May through September and passengers can enjoy a round trip from City Park to Old Town Fort Collins.

Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

Where: 3340 Carpenter Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Every natural area is great for amazing family pics, and Fossil Creek is not the exception.

You will experience the beauty and enjoy outstanding birding, rolling prairie uplands, wetlands, a tree-lined path, and so much more!

Butterfly Woods Natural Area

Where: Poudre Trail, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Butterfly Woods Natural Area is a lovely spot for family pics and you may also see foxes, raccoons, squirrels, and woodpeckers.

The place is home to the two-spotted skipper and the smokey-eyed brown butterfly which are both rare species!