This is Fort Collins

Fort Collins is a community that blends education and industry, hard work and recreation, tradition and progress. If you’re looking for a college experience with the perfect fusion of culture, opportunity and adventure, Fort Collins is where you’ll find it.

Come see it for yourself to find your “it just feels right” moment.

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Your backyard just got bigger

Hike to 7,260-foot Horsetooth Rock, go whitewater rafting on the Cache la Poudre River, mountain bike at Lory State Park, explore the prairie alongside the only wild bison herd in Colorado, or just have a quiet picnic at the reservoir. And that’s just some of what you can do within 30 minutes of campus.

Leave your weekends open

How do you choose between a bustling outdoor festival, a concert at a venue tucked in the Rockies, or browsing art galleries? It’s a welcome problem Fort Collins residents are used to, and we don’t hear many complaints.

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Denver is just down the road

Need a weekend in the city or catching a flight home? You’ll be about an hour away from one of the fastest growing cities and the sixth biggest airport in the country.

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This is your town too

The only borders you’ll see between CSU and Fort Collins are on a map. There are countless work, life, and volunteer opportunities waiting for you throughout the city.

The Oval in Winter

Fort Collins is always in season

It just depends on which season. You’ll get a taste of all four seasons in Fort Collins, including winters with enough snow for a snowshoeing trip in the foothills but typically mild temperatures that even our most warm-blooded students quickly adapt to.

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Getting around is part of the fun

With a robust public transportation system, bike routes on almost every road, and a uniquely walkable campus, cars are optional in Fort Collins. There are alternative transportation options and even sponsored trips to the mountains and Denver if you’re headed out of town.