5:53pm Friday 21st September 2018
Current Conditions at CIRA
Temperature: 72.5 F
Dewpoint: 41.0 F
Relative Humidity: 32 %
Barometer: 29.957 in
Wind: S at 0.0 mph
Rainfall: 0.00 in
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Phone: 970-491-8448


Here are directions to ourĀ Fort Collins CSU Foothills campus. Located at the base of Horsetooth reservoir.

Below you can find our mailing address and directions to our offices. Information about transportation and lodging for our out of town guests can also be found here.

Physical Location:

Atmospheric Science Campus
Colorado State University,
3925A West LaportE Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Mailing Address:

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
CIRA

Driving Directions to CIRA


From the Lory Student Center:

  • Head west
  • Turn right towards W Laurel ST
  • Turn left towards W Laurel ST
  • Take WE Mulberry ST to Laporte AVE
  • Turn left onto Laurel ST
  • Turn right onto S Shields St
  • Turn left onto W Mulberry ST
  • Turn right onto S Overland Trail
  • Turn Left onto Laporte Ave
  • Travel west on Laporte until you see a sign for Atmospheric Science Center (this is past the Colorado State Forestry Service sign)
  • Turn left into the Atmospheric Science Center driveway.
  • At the fork in the drive way you will bend left with the road and head up a small hill.
  • At the top of the hill you may park in any convenient parking spot.
Currently the Foothills campus is all free parking and will not require a parking permit.

Coming from Denver International Airport (DIA – No Toll)

  • Take Pena Blvd from DIA to northbound Tower Road.
  • Continue on Tower Road to 104th Avenue and turn left (West, towards the mountains).
  • Take 104th Avenue to I-25 Northbound towards Fort Collins.
  • Continue on I-25 north for about 65 miles.
  • Take exit number 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking permits are not required, so feel free to park anywhere.
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the North side of the building.

Coming from Denver International Airport (DIA – Toll)

  • Take Pena Blvd from DIA to northbound E470 (toll charges apply).
  • Take E470 to northbound I-25 toward Fort Collins.
  • Take I-25 north for about 60 miles.
  • Take exit number 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.\
  • Parking permits are not required, so feel free to park anywhere.
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the North side of the building.

Coming from the south (Colorado Springs, Denver, etc.)

  • Take I-25 north to exit number 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking permits are not required, so feel free to park anywhere.
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the North side of the building.

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