19th International Conference on
Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols

Events & Activities


Icebreaker (Sunday, 23 June 2013)
  • Location: Colorado State Univ Center
    for the Arts
  • Time: 1730 - 1930
Banquet (Tuesday, 25 June 2013)  

Food and drinks will be served. We will have time to tour the museum exhibits, to view showings of “The Dynamic Earth” in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater, and to take in panoramic views of Old Town Fort Collins, the Poudre River natural areas, and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains from the Observation Deck.

Field Trip (Wednesday, 26 June 2013)  
  • Location: Estes Park area

We will begin our journey with a scenic drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, one the premier national parks in the United States (http://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm).We will stop at the Visitor Center and at several places inside the Park during the tour.

Lunch will follow at the YMCA Center of the Rockies    (http://www.ymcarockies.org/estes-park-center-colorado.html), where attendees will have free time in the afternoon to participate in games, swimming, easy or moderate organized hikes, archery, zip-line, mountain biking and horseback riding, or just relaxing.

  • Preparation

Very casual/sport dress is recommended. Sturdy shoes or sneakers should be worn. Portions of the Park are above 9000' elevation, and the YMCA camp is at 8000'. It is vital to be prepared for a possible range of temperatures from below 10C at the start of the day to 30C at midday, and there is always the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms. Sunscreen with a SPF of 50 is recommended. Advance sign up is required for all organized activities; added expense is entailed in mountain bike rental or horseback riding. 

  • Schedule

0800: Departure from Fort Collins (meet at buses by 0745).
0915: Arrive at RMNP Headquarters to begin tour
1200: Depart RMNP
1230: Arrive YMCA Center (organized activities will begin at 1330; hikers should plan for 2-3 hours)
1730: Depart YMCA Center
1845: Arrive back in Fort Collins

Suggested Activities (On Your Own)

See also Things To Do In Fort Collins and the listing of events, festivals, theaters, museums, shopping and restaurants in "Old Town" at Downtown Fort Collins. General visitor information can be viewed at http://www.visitfortcollins.com/

Colorado River Rafting: A number of companies offer rafting tours of different duration and in different locations. One company that operates out of Ft. Collins and rafts on the local Poudre River is A Wanderlust Adventure. [Please note: we are not endorsing this company over others in the area]

Fly Fishing: Guided tours offered by St. Peter's Fly Shop

Cycling Around Town: Check out a bicycle at the Ft. Collins Bike Library

Brewery Tours: Ft. Collins is home to a number of breweries, many of which offer tours and tasting. Hops & Shops offers a shuttle between Old Town and various breweries in Fort Collins. Every Friday & Saturday you can ride a bus between the Town Pump (in Old Town Fort Collins), New Belgium, Odells Brewing Co, Fort Collins Brewery, FunkWerks, Pateros Creek Brewery & Equinox Brewing between the hours of 11am-7pm for $5-$10 per person.