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Spring break fun in Fort Collins

March 10, 2014

Sleeping-in can'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, restaurants, and live theatre to choose from.

During Spring break, the next best thing to the beach is playing in Campus Rec's new pool and lazy river. Image by CSU Photography."Hmmm... what will I do over Spring break in Fort Collins?" Today@Colorado State has done a little digging—so you won't have to!

By the way, in case you don't already know, Spring break at CSU begins Saturday, March 15 and ends Sunday, March 23.

Spring break hours at the Rec

The Campus Recreation Center has posted drop in hours for the 2014 Spring Break.

Between March 14 and March 22, the facility will be open:

  • Monday-Friday,  6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays & Sundays, noon-11:30 p.m.
  • All break hours are family hours
  • Off peak members are still restricted to their specific membership hours even during breaks. 

Best Historic Old Town in nation!

Lucky Joe's St. Patrick's Day parade in Fort Collins. Image by Downtown Fort Collins Business Association.The Fort Collins' Downtown Business Association lists these events as occurring during Spring break this year:  

Ski deals

Check out these Colorado-featured ski deals going on over Spring break, 2014:

This site features discounts and packages at Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper, Crested Butte, Durango, Keystone, Snowmass, Steamboat, Telluride, Vail, and Winterpark. 

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.