Outdoor Programs

The Fort Collins International Center(FCIC) organizes outdoor activities for all interested students and community members. The aim of outdoor activities is to provide an active and fun environment for students and community members to enjoy the beauty of Colorado and surrounding states on occasion together.  Activities vary from hiking and skiing to snow-shoeing and river rafting trips.

To get involved or to find out more information, please contact Mark Oberschmidt or Steven Fletcher at outdoor@fortcollinsinternationalcenter.org.

Outdoor Calendar for 2017-2018

The following events highlight the current outdoor events scheduled for the 2017-2018 CSU academic year with dates, location, and leaders through August 2018. Sign-ups for all of the FCIC outdoor trips are done at the Office of International Programs at Laurel Hall. All trips are paid for by Cash only and the exact change is really appreciated.

  • 12/09/17: Snow shoe Cameron Pass
  • 01/20/18: Snow shoe Estes Park
  • 02/03/18: Tubing Beaver Meadows
  • 02/24/18: Learn to ski – Snowy Range!
  • 04/08/18: Pawnee Buttes
  • 05/20/18: Red Mountain Open Space
  • 06/16/18: Vedauwoo WY
  • 07/21/18: Cheyenne Frontier Days
  • 08/11/18: Twin Sister

If you want to take part in one of the outdoor events check us out on Facebook.

Hike to Pawnee Buttes

The Pawnee Buttes trip is currently full. Stay tuned for more information on the Red Mountain Open Space trip scheduled for May 20th, 2018.


Please join FCIC for a visit to the Grover Depot (https://www.colorado.com/grover-depot-museum ), a hike around Pawnee Buttes (made famous in James Michener’s novel Centennial), a chance to stand in 3 states at the same time (WY, NE and CO) and if time allows, coffee in Cheyenne.  See below for information. Sign up and pay at Laurel Hall. For more information contact Mark Oberschmidt at moberschmidt@gmail.com

Date: Sunday, April 8th
Meet: 0700 at International House (1400 W Elizabeth)
Return: 1700
Cost for transport: $15.00 (limit 20 hikers)

Things to bring:
rain gear
a desire to have fun