Fort Collins City Park/ Grandview Cemetery

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Fort Collins City Park/ Grandview Cemetery

Aliases: Grandview Cemetery, Sheldon Lake

Grandview Cemetery, which borders Fort Collins City Park, is a wonderful place to walk underneath a canopy of mature deciduous and evergreen trees. The cemetery is also a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through the International Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP). Look for a popular pair of Great Horned Owls that nest here in most years, and keep your eye on the evergreens, which can attract Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Pine Siskin, and occasionally crossbill in winter. Rare migrants sometimes show up – most famously Colorado’s only Tropical Parula in the summer of 2005! Sheldon Lake, in the City Park, hosts waterfowl in winter.

County: Larimer

Directions: From I-25: exit at CO 14/Mulberry Avenue and go west 5.5 miles to Sheldon Lake, on the right. To get to the cemetery, follow Bryan Avenue north around the lake, turn west to stay on Bryan, and turn west onto Mountain Avenue to continue to the cemetery entrance.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations.

Parking: Paved parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Fort Collins

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Viewing from paved trail

Latitude: 40.587136
Longitude: -105.110722

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Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsYes
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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