Welcome to Fort Collins, Colorado!
With 4 iconic national parks, 26 world-famous mountain resorts, 6 national monuments and 25 scenic and historic byways, Colorado has risen to be a leader in U.S. nature-based tourism, and holds a status as a globally renowned outdoor recreation destination. For this reason we have selected Fort Collins, CO as our location for the 2022 Tourism Naturally Conference. With easy access to world-class resorts and national parks directly from Denver International Airport, Colorado — and Fort Collins in particular — offers conference attendees the perfect opportunity to experience the rugged, natural beauty of the American West.
Fort Collins, located at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, presents visitors with an array of outdoor recreation activities to try. Numerous natural and open spaces throughout the city provide a perfect setting for a respite and wildlife viewing. For thrill seekers, the nearby Poudre Canyon offers the opportunity to experience the best of Colorado’s scenic alpine hikes and rock climbing, as well as world-class whitewater rafting and fly fishing.
Colorado State University acknowledges, with respect, that the land we are on today is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and peoples. This was also a site of trade, gathering, and healing for numerous other Native tribes. We recognize the Indigenous peoples as original stewards of this land and all the relatives within it. As these words of acknowledgment are spoken and heard, the ties Nations have to their traditional homelands are renewed and reaffirmed.
CSU is founded as a land-grant institution, and we accept that our mission must encompass access to education and inclusion. And, significantly, that our founding came at a dire cost to Native Nations and peoples whose land this University was built upon. This acknowledgment is the education and inclusion we must practice in recognizing our institutional history, responsibility, and commitment.