Visitor Information & Activities

Welcome to the Environmental Learning Center! We are excited to provide Fort Collins and surrounding communities with the opportunity to explore the outdoors. Below you will find information regarding use of our facilities as well as a list of activities that you can do while visiting the ELC along with some that you can do at home!

Restrooms At the ELC we have only 1 restroom located on the West end of our parking lot.

Picnic TablesFeel free to use our covered picnic table area but please note they are first come, first serve and cannot be reserved. Please also remember to leave the area in good condition for the next group.

TrailsThe ELC consists of 2 looped trails which wind through several different ecosystems. NO Dogs, NO Biking, and NO Smoking  allowed on our trails. Click here for a map of our trail system!


The ELC is home to many different species of plants and animals. Click here for a complete guide to what you may find on our property. Remember to never feed wild animals, and don’t approach them!


Click on the links below to find some fun activities to do while at home to keep on exploring!

Activities to Do at Home