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.

Molly Lake Hike with Fort Collins International Center

Location: Near Red Feather Lakes, Co, located in Roosevelt National Forest.

 Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019.

 Meet time: 8:00AM at International House, 1400 W. Elizabeth St

 Return time: 6:00PM to International House (earlier if the weather turns on us)

 Cost: $10.00 for transport – limited to 20 attendees

Required Equipment – Comfortable hiking boots, hat, lunch and water. Please check the weather and dress accordingly. We recommend that you wear layers.

Length and altitude: 3-5 miles (4-8km), hike starts at 7,500 feet (2286m) with 500 feet (152m) of altitude gain expected.

Sign up and pay here

For further information or questions, please contact Mark Oberschmidt at

Moberschmidt@gmail.com; obermurray@comcast.net


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. All trips are paid for by credit card or cash.

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

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.