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Spring break fun in Fort Collins

March 13, 2013

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, 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 16 and ends Sunday, March 24.

Work out and play at the Rec

The Campus Recreation will be open over Spring break during these time frames:

  • Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturdays - Noon-8 p.m.
  • Sundays - Noon-8 p.m.

Over the break, family hours will be in effect anytime the Rec Center is open!  A schedule of fitness activities for Spring break will be available soon at the service desk.

Downtown or close by

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, 2013:

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.