December 11  |  Our Communities

17 Essential Apps for Every Fort Collins Resident

Whether you’re searching for the best happy hour deals in town or weather conditions for your camping trip in the Rockies, there’s an app for that. These essential apps will enhance your life in Fort Collins — in both fun and functional ways.

Explore a few of our favorite Fort Collins apps covering a variety of subjects. Most are available for both iPhone and Android users, and all of them are completely free — so click “download” today, no matter what device you’re using.

SKIP AHEAD TO: Food + Drink | Transportation | Entertainment | Outdoors + Travel | Misc.



Essential Apps for Fort Collins Residents

HHAp Fort Collins

App Store | Google Play

Track down the best happy hour deals with HHAp, a one-stop location for food and drink deals in Fort Collins. Use filters to personalize your search, like happy hour times, ease of parking, pet-friendly, and outdoor seating options — and a new feature: discounts on kids meals!


NoCo Brew Route

Google Play

Ever wondered how you can navigate between a few of the many watering holes in the region most efficiently? Not anymore. NoCo Brew Route helps you find the most efficient way to drive, bike or walk between more than 60 breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries in Northern Colorado.



App Store | Google Play

TapHunter is a trusted resource for beer, wine, spirits and cocktails around the country, and it’s extra useful to have in the craft beer mecca that is Fort Collins. Track down your beverage of choice, pull up a live drink list at your favorite spots, and review the beverages you try — all from the device in the palm of your hand.



Essential Apps for Fort Collins Residents

FC Parking

App Store | Google Play

Parking around town is easier with FC Parking, the official mobile parking app for Fort Collins. You can find parking, pay, extend time and manage your parking session from the convenience of your smartphone!


Ride Transfort

App Store | Google Play

Ride Transfort is your guide to public transportation in Fort Collins. This well-designed app allows you to plan a trip, find a bus route, track your bus, purchase a ticket and much more. Plus, sign up for rider alerts and notifications for your favorite route so you don’t miss your bus!


Access Fort Collins

App Store | Google Play

With Access Fort Collins, you can directly notify the City of any issues you come across, such as graffiti or a pothole, that you might encounter during your day. Simply describe the issue, attach a photo, assign the location and submit your report to be reviewed by City staff immediately. You can also check the status of your report and receive messages from staff members.



Essential Apps for Fort Collins Residents


App Store | Google Play

Access the in-depth journalism from the Coloradoan, our local trusted resource for things to do around town, sports coverage, breaking news, weather alerts and more from the Coloradoan app. Turn on real-time notifications tailored to your interests and enjoy a fast-loading experience for the stories, photos and videos that matter most to you. The app is free to download but you must subscribe to the Coloradoan to get 30 days of free access ($7.99/month after).


Fort Collins Coloradoan Print

App Store | Google Play

If you like the good old-fashioned layout of a traditional newspaper but the convenience a mobile app provides, the Fort Collins Coloradoan Print app is for you. Subscribers can access the Coloradoan with all the stories, photos and ads shown just as it appears in print.


94.3 the X (KMAX)

Google Play

You don’t have to turn on the radio to access one of our city’s favorite alternative rock radio stations: 94.3 the X. On the app, get the latest news information, weather coverage, and traffic updates, and of course — all the alternative rock your ears can handle. You can listen to the station live and interact with the show, including sending a direct message to hosts and calling the show.


Bohemian Nights Music

App Store | Google Play

Navigate the complexity of our city’s biggest music festival with the Bohemian Nights Music app. You can see the festival lineup, use a GPS map, see the detailed schedule, easily access social media accounts, get notifications with updates, and even open the virtual lighter to participate in the lighter tradition — without burning your fingers!



Essential Apps for Fort Collins Residents

COTREX (Colorado Trail Explorer)

App Store | Google Play

Whether you’re hitting the trail by foot, bike, horseback or some other method, COTREX is here to make your Colorado exploration easier — so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying the beauty of our state. On the app, you can view trails by allowed uses, browse featured routes, download offline maps, record trips, share your experiences with the community, and much more.


Colorado Guide

App Store | Google Play

If you’re venturing throughout the state or trying to learn more about Fort Collins, the Colorado Guide can be your guide. The app is filled with insider information, fast facts, and stunning photos, acting as a virtual tour guide for both first-time visitors and seasoned travelers.



App Store | Google Play

myColorado™ is the State of Colorado’s official mobile app. It provides a simple, secure and convenient way to show proof of identity and access a variety of state services. Create a Colorado Digital ID™ to complement your plastic card for in-state use, store vehicle registration and insurance information, renew your driver’s license or state ID, and much more.



App Store | Google Play

The Outly app acts as a companion for the Outly website map, where you can plan your outdoor adventure by creating points of interest for campsites, swimming holes, trails, etc. Simply map out your adventure on your desktop, which will automatically sync with the mobile app! Travel off the grid with ease, as you can always see your GPS location on the map without WiFi or cell service.



App Store | Google Play

Stay informed about the weather conditions in the mountains with OpenSummit, featuring the best hourly weather forecasts for more than 1,000 locations across the country. Keep an eye on potentially hazardous conditions, including chance of precipitation, lightning potential, wind speed and direction, temperature, cloud cover, and more.



Essential Apps for Fort Collins Residents

Experience CSU

App Store | Google Play

Whether you’re a parent of a CSU student, a CSU student yourself or just a Rams fan, The Experience CSU is a helpful resource for visitors or potential students of Colorado State University. You can engage on social media, receive event announcements, and access detailed information about the many events taking place on campus.


The Group, Inc. Real Estate

App Store | Google Play

We may be a bit biased, but this one happens to be our favorite on the list. Whether you’re actively searching for a home or you’re just curious about the status of the local market, The Group, Inc. mobile app makes all things real estate easier than ever. You’ll discover a variety of different search options for finding properties while on-the-go, including listings close to your current location, homes within a chosen perimeter, and even augmented reality searches which allow you to point your phone’s camera at a home to learn more.


What are your favorite apps?

Let us know which app(s) you can’t live without — whether or not it’s on this list!

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