Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gateway Natural Area, Fort Collins - In A Colorado Minute (Week 253)


Gateway Natural Area, Fort Collins - In A Colorado Minute (Week 253) 

The Gateway Natural Area of Fort Collins, Colorado, is actually about 15 miles northwest of the city of Fort Collins, just off Poudre Canyon Highway (Colorado State Highway 14). Formerly known as Gateway Mountain Park, it's situated where the North Fork of the Poudre River joins the main arm of the Cache La Poudre River. Following the main hiking trail along the river for about a mile, you get to the former water filtration plant's rather impressive "waterfall" and the hidden oasis of Seaman Reservoir.

On Scott's birthday this week, Scott, GJ, Whiskey and I took the quick ride up to the Gateway Natural Area of Fort Collins and indulged in some of our favorite activities: fishing, filming, photographing, spending time with each other and running around in the snow.

This area, featuring the river, the reservoir, fields, mountains, several hiking trails, all of its natural beauty and its close proximity to Fort Collins, has quickly become one of our favorite year-round go-to places. The grills and roof-covered picnic tables, right at the beginning of the area, are an additional perk.

For more videos from that area, please check out some of my previous In A Colorado Minute episodes:

Seaman Reservoir – In A Colorado Minute (Week 218)

The Narrows, Poudre Canyon (Time Lapse) – In A Colorado Minute (Week 197)

Drive through Poudre Canyon, Colorado, in the winter – Time Lapse (extended version)

Snowshoeing With Whiskey Dog – In A Colorado Minute (Week 198)

While I see this video more as a "postcard from heaven," the featured song in this video happens to be called "Postcard from Hell" (instrumental version) by Josh Woodward. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Thank you, Josh!

Cache La Poudre River and its North Fork
Gateway Natural Area, Fort Collins