Best College Reviews has listed Colorado State University as the second best school for the outdoors in a list of 35 campuses, right behind Stanford University, and followed by the University of Colorado in Boulder. CSU’s vast and beautiful campus, as well as its easy access to the Rocky Mountains, were just two of the factors that helped the campus stand-out. 

From the article:

 

CSU has a beautiful and many-faceted campus, with 583 acres in central Fort Collins, as well as a 1,438 Foothills campus, a 1,575 acre agricultural campus, and 4,043 acres in research stations and Colorado State Forest Service stations. Similarly to Boulder, Fort Collins is at the foot of the Rockies. In between the town and mountains (and adjacent to the Foothill Campus) lies Horsetooth Reservoir, six and a half miles of water that can be used for fishing, boating, swimming, skiing, and scuba diving.

Outdoor student organizations at CSU include airsoft, fishing, climbing, mountaneering, Nordic skiing, skydiving, snowboarding, English riding, jousting, logging sports, longboarding, mountain horse riding, the outdoor club, and the Heisenberg Society (trebuchet builders).

Check out the rest of the list at Best College Review’s website.