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.

Pawnee Buttes

When: Saturday, May 18
Meet: 8am at International House, 1400 West Elizabeth Sreet
Return: around 6pm, or earlier if the weather becomes bad
Cost: $15, for transportation

Details: Join FCIC for a scenic hike to Pawnee Buttes. Hike is about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) with around 350 feet (107 meters) elevation gain. We will also make a visit to the Grover Depot Museum (https://www.colorado.com/grover-depot-museum) and have a chance to stand in 3 states (Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado). If time allows, we will also stop for coffee in Cheyenne.

Required equipment: – Comfortable hiking boots, lunch, water, sunscreen, and hat. Please check the weather to make sure to have extra clothes if it gets cold or it rains.

This trip is currently full.


Outdoor Programs 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
  • 12/08/18: Snowshoe Cameron Pass
  • 01/12/19: Snowshoe Estes Park
  • 02/02/19: Tubing Beaver Meadows
  • 02/23/19: Learn to ski or snowboard at Snowy Range
  • 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. To get involved or to find out more information, please contact Mark Oberschmidt or Steven Fletcher at outdoor@fortcollinsinternationalcenter.org.