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.

Eldorado Canyon Hike


Join us on Saturday, November 9 for a beautiful hike in Eldorado Canyon State Park. The hike will be about 7 miles (11 kilometers), with about 1000 feet (305 meters) elevation gain. Eldorado Canyon is one of Colorado’s State Parks, and “is a hidden treasure right in Boulder’s backyard!  Whether it’s hiking amidst the towering sandstone cliffs, picnicking along scenic South Boulder Creek or climbing Eldo’s sheer golden walls, Eldorado Canyon State Park truly has something for everyone!  Discover this hidden jewel and take home memories that will last a lifetime.” For more details about the park, visit their website: https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/EldoradoCanyon

Details: Meet at 8am at International House (1400 West Elizabeth), return around 6pm
Cost: $15 for transportation
Required Equipment: Comfortable and warm hiking boots, lunch, water, gloves, hat and extra jacket. Please check the weather and dress accordingly. We recommend that you wear layers.

This trip is currently full, but if you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email bmwatts@colostate.edu

Outdoor Programs Calendar for 2019-2020

The following events highlight the current outdoor events scheduled for the 2019-2020 CSU academic year with dates and location through July 2020. Sign-ups for all of the FCIC outdoor trips are done through the Office of International Programs at Laurel Hall.

  • 08/17/19: Twin Sisters hike
  • 09/22/19: Molly Lake hike
  • 10/12/19: Happy Jack hike
  • 11/09/19: El Dorado Canyon State Park hike
  • 12/07/19: Cameron Pass Snowshoe
  • 01/11/20: Wild Basin Snow Shoe
  • 02/08/20: Learn to Ski or Snowboard
  • 02/22/20: Beaver Meadows tubing
  • 03/07/20: Optional Snow Shoe
  • 04/18/20: Red Mountain Open Space hike
  • 05/02/20: Pawnee Buttes hike
  • 06/20/20: Big South Poudre Canyon hike
  • July 2020 TBD: 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.