Ft. Morgan, Colorado
Just east of a breathtaking, panoramic Rocky Mountain vista, Fort Morgan lies on the old Overland Trail that was rich in the history in settling the West. There’s truly something for everyone in Fort Morgan – from hunting, fishing and golfing, to cycling, hiking and antiquing. A visit to the Fort Morgan Museum will guide you through its early history to its settlement by ranchers and farmers who found the land good for grazing and raising wheat. Hometown to world-renowned, 40’s-era musician Glenn Miller, Fort Morgan residents take pride in low crime rates, good schools and an active and prosperous business community.
Approximately 80 miles northeast of Denver, Fort Morgan is the county seat for Morgan County and has a population of nearly 11,000 residents (2010). The city is at an elevation of 4,330 feet and enjoys a mild, sunny, semi-arid climate, typical to its Rocky Mountain region. Sheltered from long stretches of harsh winter weather, Fort Morgan’s average snowfall is 22 inches per year and the average annual precipitation is 13 inches. Enjoying approximately 330 days of sunshine each year, annual average high and low temperatures are 65° and 35°, respectively.