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Fort Collins - Great Place to Visit

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a city of 144,000 at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. The community is known for its low crime rate, clean air and water, abundant recreational opportunities and reasonable cost of living – not to mention 300 days of sunshine per year.

The majority of our national and international conference attendees fly in to Denver International Airport, the largest airport in terms of land area in the United States.

Once you arrive in Fort Collins, you’ll discover a vibrant, friendly community that is welcoming to visitors. That sense of community – combined with our spectacular setting – makes Fort Collins a great place to stay and learn.

Attractions within minutes of CSU campus

CSU is in the heart of Fort Collins, and a wide assortment of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues cater to visitors and citizens alike. Whether you’re watching a concert in Old Town, viewing an exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Art or enjoying a cultural event at the city’s International Center, you’ll sense the connection between Colorado State and the Fort Collins community.
And whether you’re exploring the city’s extensive biking and walking trails, swimming in Horsetooth Reservoir or watching the sun rise over the Great Plains after climbing in the foothills, you’ll appreciate the quality of our natural surroundings.

Attractions within an hour of CSU campus

When you’re a conference guest at Colorado State University, you can cover a lot of ground in
60 minutes. At noon, you could be wrapping up your session in one of our SMART classroom. By 1 p.m., you could be watching wildlife at Rocky Mountain National Park, touring the mystic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. Or kayaking the Poudre River. Or hiking at 14,000  feet. CSU is close to all kinds of places – and sometimes there’s nothing better than an afternoon in the mountains.