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The McMurry ponds and its river access are a hidden gem in northern Fort Collins. According to the City of Fort Collins website, there are "more than 20 species of fish are found in the two ponds - more fish types than at any other natural area in Fort Collins."
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From I-25, take any exit West into Fort Collins. Turn North onto to College Ave. Take College North through old town, pass over the Poudre River and drive for about half a mile. Turn left on Hemlock St. Take Hemlock back to parking lot. Park and head East to McMurry. Ponds can also be accessed from Shields Ave. by parking near the Poudre River bridge and following the trail East.