Greeley is one of America's green cities. Tall trees line its streets and the Cache la Poudre River flows through its northern side. The prairies stretch out east and the Rocky Mountains rise to the west. Walking and biking trails wind through both terrains. You can run by the Poudre, or scale the highest point in the county or you can tote out the binoculars and bird Pawnee National Grassland. The area is so alive and lush in so many ways.
Greeley isn't only a city at the junction between plain and mountain, though, and it is more than its many parks and trails. The cultural life is as rich as the natural life, and Greeley is home to several orchestras, chorales, and theater troupes, let alone big-name concerts and Broadway shows. Art galleries are common, displaying works from the commercial to the nationally famous to the rising student.
The city is also an old place, grown out of a station on the Overland Trail (originally the Latham Station) in 1862, and has many museums to reflect its long history. The Centennial Village Museum with its forty-five buildings and living history displays is one such museum and a number of 1800s-era houses throughout Greeley remain preserved.
Greeley is located near the intersection of Highways 85 and 34 and just north of Evans and Garden City, two towns often grouped with Greeley. Colorado State Highway 263 ends within its bounds and Colorado State Highway 392.