Travel & Local Info
Fort Collins and Colorado State University are located about 70 miles to the north of Denver International Airport (DIA).
Two companies that operate shuttles to Fort Collins:
- Horsetooth Reservoir and Cache La Poudre River: ideal for outdoor sports enthusiasts, boating, hiking, fishing, camping, white water rafting, bicycling, and wildlife watching
- Rocky Mountain National Park is an hour to the southwest and is stunning. Trail Ridge offers terrific access to high Rocky Mountain tundra (the road’s maximum elevation is 12,183ft) and sightings of elk, bighorn sheep, pika, wildflowers, and the rest of the park are spectacular too.
- Brewery tours: New Belgium,
Fort Collins Brewery, and
Map of Breweries in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado
- Historic Old Town in downtown Fort Collins features an active yet safe night life
- Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, open daily to visitors.
- Larimer County Fair and Rodeo July 31st - August 4
Here is a short informational video about Fort Collins and its history.
Other things to be aware of:
If you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes…
Fort Collins is high up (round about 5000ft) and the weather can be unpredictable. On average, highs will be in the 80s & 90s (Farenheit), and lows will be in the 50s & 60s. The nearby mountains will be cooler.
Because you will be at a high elevation, make sure to drink plenty of water during your stay and for a couple of days before you arrive. This will help alleviate any physiological response you might have to the elevation.
We look forward to seeing each of you here, and to helping you have a great time while you're in Colorado.