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.


November Hike: Molly Lake in Red Feather Lakes

Join the Fort Collins International Center for hiking at beautiful Molly Lake in Red Feather Lakes. Hike is at 7500 elevation with almost a 500 feet of altitude gain. The length of the hike is around 3.5 miles.

More information on Molly Lake here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recarea/?recid=36827https://www.justtrails.com/trails/lady-moon-molly-lake/#.W8fQgmhKiM8

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Location: Meet @ I house @ 0800. Return to I house by 1800 (latest)
Cost: $10, for transport, limited to 20 participants

Required Equipment – Comfortable warm snow boots, rain jacket, lunch and water. We recommend dressing in layers. Please check the weather to make sure to have extra clothes if it gets cold or it rains. You MUST have waterproof hiking boots and warm socks as there is a possibility we will be hiking in snow. Please be prepared for the weather.

For questions about the hike, or if you have any problems registering/paying, please contact bmwatts@colostate.edu.

Outdoor Calendar for 2018-2019

The following events highlight the current outdoor events scheduled for the 2018-2019 CSU academic year with dates and location through July 2019. Sign-ups for all of the FCIC outdoor trips are done through the Office of International Programs at Laurel Hall. All trips are paid for by credit card or cash.

  • 09/23/18: Crozier Mountain hike
  • 10/20/18: Happy Jack Wyoming hike
  • 11/10/18: Molly Lake Hike
  • 12/15/18: Snow shoe Cameron Pass
  • 01/19/19: Snow shoe Estes Park
  • 02/02/19: Tubing Beaver Meadows
  • 02/23/19: Learn to ski or snowboard at Snowy Range
  • 03/16/19: Optional snow shoe trip
  • 4/20/19: Eagles Nest hike
  • 05/18/19: Pawnee Buttes hike
  • 06/22/19: Soapstone hike
  • 07/27/19: Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo

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