Sleeping-in shouldn’t be the only thing on your to-do list if you’re planning to stay in Fort Collins over Spring break. The city has a great mix of parks, walking trails, and other recreation venues, art galleries, and restaurants to choose from.
Spring break at CSU begins Saturday, March 14 and ends Sunday, March 22.
Work out and play at the Rec
Campus Recreation’s Spring break hours begin Friday, March 13 and continue through Saturday, March 21.
- Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Saturday, Noon-8 p.m.
- Sunday, Noon-8 p.m.
Over the break, family hours will be in effect anytime the Rec Center is open.
Downtown or close by
Fort Collins’ Downtown Business Association events:
Now-March 14: Great Plates of Downtown
March 13: Haunting Investigation for Marie LaFitte (sold out)
March 13: Brass Festival Concerts
March 13: Shatterproof at Aggie Theater
March 14: Balloon Glow (nighttime glow of 3-4 hot air balloons)
March 14: Sharin’ O’ the Green 5k Run/Walk
March 14: Lucky Joe’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This CBS Denver report lists the top Spring break 2015 destinations near Denver for college students.
Check out these Colorado-featured ski deals going on over Spring break, 2015:
- Ski deals (includes link to lodging)
City limits fun
Another draw for Fort Collins outdoor lovers is hiking, rock climbing, and biking at Horsetooth Mountain Park, which includes 2,711-acres of scenic open space, covering elevations from 5,430 to 7,255 feet.
Fort Collins also boasts some great natural area trails and walking trails inside the city as well. See a map of the locations. The city also boasts many parks — view a park finder map (you may filter the list of parks with things such as “shelters and barbecues,” “skateboarding,” “tennis courts,” etc.)
Parking over Spring break
According to Colorado State University’s Parking Services, all lots will be enforced as posted during the Spring break. Parking regulations. A valid CSU parking permit is required to be displayed or a meter must be paid for any vehicle parking on campus. All other regulations are enforced as usual.