UQ-bio Summer School

Venue, Lodging and Travel

Please click below for more information about logistics for the UQ-Bio Summer School in Fort Collins, CO.

Registration for the 3rd Annual UQ-Bio Summer School, which will include coffee breaks, meals, lodging, welcome reception, poster sessions, WiFi and more. Full and partial waivers are available for students.

The UQ-Bio Summer School will be held on the Colorado State University campus.

Dormitory Lodging – The UQ-Bio organizers have reserved 100 rooms in one of the newest dorms on the CSU campus. Dormitories include high speed WiFi, parking, and all meals.

Hotels – Several hotels are in walking distance of the conference venue. The two nearest are:

International Flights – Fort Collins and the Colorado State University are about 50 minutes drive north of the Denver International airport (DEN). DEN is a hub for United, Southwest and Frontier Airlines.

Regional Flights – The Northern Colorado Regional Airport (FNL, 20 minutes’ drive from CSU) offers flights to Burbank and Las Vegas.

Shuttle Groom Transportation provides shuttle service between the Denver airport and the CSU campus.

Bus RoutesTransfort runs several bus lines between its main terminal on CSU campus and throughout the Fort Collins area.

Bicycle Paths – Fort Collins maintains 50 miles of dedicated bicycle trails and 200 miles of bicycle lanes throughout Fort Collins.  Bicycling is the easiest way to get around, and e-bikes and e-scooters are available for rent throughout the CSU campus and everywhere in Fort Collins.

Fort Collins is a city in love with the outdoors – bicycle paths run everywhere in town. Hiking trails and rock climbing are a short distance into the foothills and a little further into the Rocky Mountains. The nearby Poudre River, Horsetooth Reservoir, and Lory State Park offer outstanding opportunities for white water rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, and water skiing.

Craft Breweries – Fort Collins is home to 70% of the craft breweries in Fort Collins, including New Belgium, Odell, Horse and Dragon, Zwei, Black Bottle, Stodgy, Maxline, and dozens more (see the list here).  Take a tour to discover your favorite new IPA or fruited sour.

Bird Watching – June is a fantastic time of year to catch the northern migration.  Fort Collins’ 41,000 acres and 114 miles of trail provides occasional homes to over  500 species of our feathered friends.

Launch your Western Adventure – Fort Collins is a 1 hour drive from the incomparable Rocky Mountain National Park, making for an easy day trip. Or start your family road trip to Grant Tetons and Yellowstone National Park (~7 hrs), Canyon Lands and Arches National Park (~6.5 hrs), Devils Tour (~5 hrs), and many more unique Western destinations. Come launch your great American adventure starting at q-bio in Fort Collins.

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