Introduction to Fort Lupton, Colorado
Fort Lupton History
Fort Lupton is a Front Range community located along the scenic South Platte River. The community derived its current name from Lieutenant Lancaster Lupton who, in 1836, built a trading fort in the area. Business continued until 1844, after which Fort Lupton ceased fur trading operations; it was reopened by traders in 1859. The community was incorporated into the state into the state in 1974.
Fort Lupton and nearby Attractions
- Longmont Museum
- Fort Vasquez
- Barbour Ponds State Park
- Butterfly Pavilion
- Coyote Creek Golf Course
- Water World
Things To Do In Fort Lupton
The area has many nearby museums including Longmont Museum, Fort Vasquez Museum, and Louisville Historical Museum. The Barbour Ponds State Park and Barr Lake State Park offer various recreational facilities. The Coyote Creek Golf Course is a scenic 18-hole municipal course that provides golfing opportunities. Another popular trip is a visit to the Butterfly Pavilion, a tropical conservatory featuring free-flying butterflies, an insect center, and a chrysalis viewing area.
Fort Lupton Transportation
The closest airport to Fort Lupton is the Denver International Airport.
Fort Lupton Higher Education
Nearby colleges include include Aims Community College, Arapahoe Community College, and Colorado Christian University.