The North Star…
CRAZY FOR THE FOX
Developed by Ray Stenzel with a course designed by fellow Colorado Golf Hall of Famer John Cochran, The Golf Club at Fox Acres encompasses more than 450 acres in Red Feather Lakes, a 75-minute drive northwest from Fort Collins. You’ll find the 6,500-yard course, which sits 3,000 feet above Denver, a blissfully hermetic experience. It threads through the pine forests and around many of the property’s 15 fishing lakes. Grab a bite at the Fox Grille, bed down in one of 16 Stay & Play club rooms, and then take an early-morning hike through a flowering meadow where deer graze. Consider catch-and-releasing trout on-property or simply bask in the idyllic splendors of nature. golfclubatfoxacres.com
Rising among wooded hillsides, the 108-foot-tall Great Stupa of Dharmakaya crowns a meadow at the Shambhala Mountain Centerin Red Feather Lakes. COVID still prevented entry at press time, but even the view from outside is worth the trip. shambhalamountain.org
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest and its Cache de Poudre Wilderness boast some of the most scenic and accessible hiking trails in the area. Roosevelt favorites include Dowdy Lake (2.3 miles), Blue Lake (10.3), and North Lone Pine (8.9). Mt. Margaret (7.2) tops the list of Cache de Poudre trails, followed by Lady Moon and Molly Moon (6.5). fs.usda.gov
Get a taste of “authentic Colorado” at Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch. Stay in
a cottage, cabin or condo, ride horses, play disc-golf, hike, mountain-bike and eat around a campfire or in a cool 1940s log cabin with rib-sticking good food. beavermeadows.com
This article was also featured in the June 2021 issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.