Established in 1862 as an Army fort (Camp Collins) to protect westward travelers, Fort Collins has grown to a lively city with a population of 134,000. Located 60 miles north of Denver, the city enjoys an international reputation for its friendly lifestyle, diverse economic opportunities, and educational environment.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the city sports one of the most comprehensive bike trail systems anywhere in the nation, More than 50 city and county parks provide tennis and basketball from dawn until the lit courts close at night, skateboard parks, indoor and outdoor pools, fields for team sports, ice skating and more. Camping, hiking, snow sports, rafting, fishing, water skiing, and rock climbing are all within a short drive.
Check out more of what Fort Collins and the surrounding region have to offer:
Visit Fort Collins
City of Fort Collins
Shopping and Nightlife in Historic Old Town
The Best Place to Live in the U.S. According to Money Magazine
Rocky Mountain National Park
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest; Pawnee National Grassland
Colorado State University
Colorado State University, one of the nation's Carnegie Class 1 research institutions, has a big-school reputation with a small-school feel. More than 25,000 students call CSU their academic home, and enjoy all the amenities the University has to offer from a brand new student recreation center, an historic performing arts center, innovative student housing, internationally renowned guest speakers, and something happening on campus everyday that will engage you and enrich your life.
Check out more of what Colorado State has to offer:
Student Activities and Organizations
On-Campus Housing & Dining Services
Off-Campus Housing & Life
Colorado State University website