Fort Collins and Northern Colorado are known for the many outdoor activities and sheer beauty that make this one of the best places on the planet to live.

Whether it's hiking, biking, fishing, mountain climbing or just a day at the pool, you'll find a plethora of activities to keep mind and body healthy.

The views from Horsetooth Mountain Trail are breathtaking and can test you without totally devastating you on the trail.

If you're looking to go rafting, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing by the river. The Cache La Poudre is one of Fort Collins greatest outdoor resources.

A great place to take the entire family to relax, have fun and cool off.

This is great place for wildlife watching and what's best is that it's right off of Harmony near I-25.

Baseball field, basketball courts, an amazing playground,a skateboard park, biking/running path and even a dog park. Spring Canyon Park is an amazing destination for the family nestled next to the picturesque foothills at the very west end of Horsetooth road.

So what are your favorite places in and around Fort Collins, to enjoy the great outdoors?