Teepee Camping: Flatiron Reservoir in Loveland, Colorado
Northern Colorado is already a pilgrimage-worthy destination for beer lovers. New Belgium Brewery, O’dell Brewing Company, and up-and-coming Equinox Brewing are all deserving stops on your beer-tasting circuit in Fort Collins. Snub the region’s many chain hotels, and head to a more authentic place, Flatiron Reservoir. There, you can connect with the Wild West by sleeping in a teepee with the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop. The teepees rent for $35 a night and comfortably sleep four adults. Cast your fishing line in the reservoir, which is well-stocked with rainbow trout and largemouth bass and take a morning swim (some call it a bath) in Carter Lake, which is just down the road and allows swimming and boating.