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:
The Fort Collins City buses allow for easy transportation around the campus and to the downtown area. Follow the links for more information about CSU bus transit or the Fort Collins buses.
- 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 12,183 ft or 3,713 m) and sightings of elk, bighorn sheep, pika, wildflowers and much more. If you are insterested in a tour, please send us an email with your name.
- 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.
Here is a short informational videos about Fort Collins.
Other things to be aware of:
If you don’t like the weather, we have a saying in Colorado: “Just wait 15 minutes and the weather will change!”.
Fort Collins has a high elevation, roughly 5,000 ft or 1,524 m and the weather can be unpredictable. On average, high temperatures will be in the 80s & 90s and lows will be in the 50s & 60s (Farenheit). When visiting the mountains nearby it is also important to note that the temperatures will drop even more. 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 you here, and to helping you have a great time while you are in Colorado!