As the largest municipality in Morgan County, Fort Morgan is located on the high plains of northeastern Colorado – 82 miles northeast of Denver. Several historic attractions, a quaint downtown, and a lively music scene make Fort Morgan a worthwhile stop.
In 2010 there was a recorded population of 11,315. The elevation of Morgan County town is 4,324 feet.
Fort Morgan Library & Museum – Located in the heart of Fort Morgan the museum showcases a variety of exhibits such as the Glenn Miller exhibit, artifacts from the Plains Indians, and local artist showcase.
Pawnee Pioneer Trail Scenic & Historic Byway – From town, take this historic byway up to the Pawnee National Grassland. As one of Colorado’s natural prairie landscapes, this wide-open space is great for exploring wildlife, nature, and beautiful scenery. Hiking can be enjoyed at the Pawnee Buttes Trail.
Rainbow Arch Bridge – spanning the South Platte River, the Rainbow Bridge is one of the last few bridges of its kind left standing. It has also been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a stroll across for a beautiful view of the South Platte River.
Camping: Read about the camping near Fort Morgan and Jackson Lake.
Hotels and lodging:
- Read about the best hotels in Fort Morgan.
June – Glenn Miller SwingFest – Glenn Miller was a famous big-band musician during the swing era, who grew up in Fort Morgan as a kid. Honoring this hometown hero, Fort Morgan hosts the annual event with weekend-long activities such as swing music performances, swing dance lessons, and showing the Glenn Miller documentary at the Fort Morgan Museum.
Jul- BobStock Music Festival – An annual two-day music festival held the second full weekend in July.
September – Fall Harvest Car Show – An annual event held the third weekend in September. See a display of classic and modern cars lining the streets of downtown Fort Morgan.
Activities near Fort Morgan
Made in Colorado:
- Jackson Lake State Park (22mi)
State Wildlife Areas:
- Prewitt Reservoir SWA (29mi)
- Brush (9mi)
- Goodrich (19mi)
- Hillrose (17mi)
- Hoyt (31mi)
- Log Lane Village (2mi)
- Orchard (24mi)
- Sterling (47mi)
- Snyder (16mi)
- Weldona (13mi)
- Wiggins (16mi)
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