Home to Colorado State University and many high-tech firms, Colorado's fifth largest city is considered by many to be the loveliest of the cities sprinkled along the Front Range of the Rockies. Bike riders enjoy both urban bike trails and the many miles of off-road trails in the nearby foothills. Horsetooth Mtn Park and the adjacent Lory State Park boast many miles of trails that range from easy to quite difficult. In addition, there are many singletrack trails and jeep roads around Red Feather Lakes and in the Poudre River canyon, just west of town. The river itself is the only one in Colorado designated a Wild and Scenic Riverway. There is fine camping, fishing, kayaking and hiking up and down the canyon. Three trails worth considering in the canyon are Hewlett's Gulch, Young Gulch, and Jack’s Gulch. In all, with so much good riding within easy driving distance, Ft. Collins makes for one of the best locales for mountain bike bliss.