Rob Novak, Larimer County

My wife and I discovered Flatiron Reservoir last summer and instantly fell in love with it.  It's beautiful. It is 30 minutes from our house. It is the perfect place to park our pop-up. Now it has tipis. I loved to play cowboys and Indians when I was a kid. Now it's probably not politically correct.

Campers visiting Flatiron Reservoir  southwest of Loveland can now spend the night in a tipi. Three tipis are available for reservation with  dates beginning August 28.  The tipis will be up through the summer camping season but the sites will revert to walk-in tent sites between October 15 and April 30 each year.

Tipis rent for $35 per night, and sleep four adults and a couple of kids comfortably. Visitors will be able to pitch a tent next to the tipi in each site for additional space (up to 8 people max in each site). Each site is equipped with a fire grate, a picnic table, and a string of electric lights that illuminates the tipi interior.

Visitors should plan to bring their own cots or sleeping mats and bedding. Two out of the three tipi sites are ADA accessible. No smoking or dogs will be allowed inside of the tipis.

Rob Novak, Larimer County