RamTrax is Colorado State University’s premier visitor experience developed to showcase the university’s outstanding academic programs, highlight our prestigious research, and expand outreach to the community. This program offers participants an interactive, behind-the-scenes excursion that explores CSU’s laboratories, innovative technologies, and state-of-the-art facilities while also providing the opportunity to dialogue with faculty and staff who are leading experts in their fields. We invite you to experience Colorado State University!

Most popular tours


A Day in the Life of a Student

Main Campus

  • Academic Village
    The Academic Village, CSU’s newest residence hall community, features a commons with water fountain, award winning Ram’s Horn Dining Center, the Engineering Hall, the Honors Hall and Aspen Hall. The state-of-the-art Academic Village is located on the south side of campus close to academic classrooms and the intramural fields.
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  • Ram’s Horn Dining Center
    Ram’s Horn is CSU’s award winning dining hall. It features a Mongolian grill, TexMex bar, Sports Grill, Sizzling Salad bar, Stone Hearth Pizza, wraps & deli sandwiches, dessert bar, coffee station, and a carving station.
  • Student Recreation Center
    CSU’s newly remodeled Student Recreation Center, funded entirely by student fees, is a breathtaking combination of state-of-the-art amenities and eye-popping cultural design. The 165,000 sq. ft. facility features a two-floor cardio-weight fitness area, two fitness studios, bouldering cave, climbing wall, in-pool rock wall, 10-lane swimming pool, indoor and outdoor basketball, volleyball and inline hockey areas, a hot tub and much more! Students take advantage of personal trainers, intramurals and group fitness classes.


Agricultural Research, Development and Education CenterColorado State University

Located just 4 miles north of Fort Collins, ARDEC serves Colorado State University in facilitating many different agricultural related projects and research activities through the commitment and dedication of state resources.

The facilities provide faculty, staff, students, agricultural producers, processors, agribusiness representatives, natural resource managers, governmental agencies and others with the opportunity to participate in work conducted on-site. ARDEC also once served as home to CSU’s beloved mascot, Cam the Ram, and now is home to sheep, pigs, and various types of cows.


Backstage: University Center for the Arts

1400 Remington St.

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Go backstage at CSU’s newest arts facility located in the old Fort Collins High school. View our two museums:

Get an inside look at our music, theater, and dance programs by touring through rehearsal areas, costuming department, and performance facilities.


CSU Arts and Garden Tour

1400 Remington St.

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Go backstage at CSU’s newest arts facility located in the old Fort Collins High school. View our two museums: University Art Museum and Avenir Museum of Design & Merchandising. Get an inside look at our music, theater, and dance programs by touring through rehearsal areas, costuming department, and performance facilities.

Then, head outside to view our beautiful Annual Flower Trial Gardens. The outdoor display and test areas at the Annual Flower Trial Garden were established to allow students, researchers, industry representatives, homeowners and extension personnel to learn, teach and evaluate through horticultural research and demonstration projects conducted in the unique environmental conditions of the Rocky Mountain/High Plains region. The entire garden is planted with annuals from late May through October.


Equine Reproduction Laboratory & J.W. Pickett CenterEquine Reporduction Lab

The CSU Equine Reproduction Program has developed leading-edge equine reproduction techniques for the equine industry for over 45 years.

Researchers have developed cutting-edge techniques in the collection of semen, artificial insemination and the transfer of embryos. Head out to the foal barn where you can see the newest additions to equine family that were born with the help of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory services. Located adjacent to the ERL, the J.W. Pickett Equine Center is a 300’ x 150’ indoor arena that includes seating for more than 2,000 spectators, faculty offices, a classroom complex, outdoor arena, round pens, sheds, and paddocks. An additional indoor arena houses 36 stalls, offices, a veterinary treatment area, tack and storage rooms, grooming racks, farrier station, and a classroom with an arena viewing area.

Global Energy Solutions

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Powerhouse Energy Campus

430 N. College Ave.

The global demand for energy is rising, even as global production of petroleum will soon decline. Pollution from fossil-fuel combustion has a worldwide impact on health, and the buildup of greenhouse gases is forcing global climate change. Colorado State University’s Engines & Energy Conversion Laboratory is confronting the global energy challenge through research and the creation of innovative energy solutions and entrepreneurial models which benefit the human condition and achieve global impact.

Tour for the Cure

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Flint Animal Cancer Center
300 West Drake Rd. Fort Collins

CSU’s Animal Cancer Center is the largest center of its kind in the world. It’s the focal point for all university cancer-related activities and has evolved from the identification of cancers to their treatment and prevention. The facility sees more than 10,000 animals each year, and its research in the treatment and prevention of cancer is supported by agencies like the National Cancer Institute, because of its significance for human health.

Pingree Park

Pingree Park

CSU Mountain Campus

Nestled in a beautiful, secluded mountain valley at an elevation of 9,000 feet (2750m) lays Colorado State University’s mountain campus and conference center, Pingree Park. As a site for conferences, workshops, meetings, and retreats, Pingree Park offers a unique opportunity to step back in time. Leaving the hectic pace of urban life behind, visitors are immersed in the natural world of the Rocky Mountains.

*There is a fee associated with this tour to cover transportation, lunch, and tour

Aggies to Rams: CSU Athletics

Main Campus

  • Academic and Training CenterThe academic and training addition is located on the south end of Moby Area with a direct connection to the Fum McGraw athletic office building. The training space contains a weight room with state-of-the-art weight room facilities, which are critical for the conditioning the athletes, as well as recruiting new student-athletes. The academic areas contain four private tutoring rooms as well as a general study hall with over 30 computer workstations. Offices to staff these areas are also included in the program. A multi-purpose room for meetings and recruiting functions is included.
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  • Indoor Practice FacilityThe Indoor Practice Facility is designed for use by multiple sports programs at the University. It includes a 70-yard synthetic turf field similar to the field installed at Hughes Stadium, bordered on one side with a 70-meter, 4-lane synthetic sprint track. It also includes netting for batting and golf cages. Adjacent to the field is a basketball court made of maple wood flooring similar to the floor in Moby Arena. It is also striped and set up for use by the women’s volleyball team. Other spaces include storage for equipment, restrooms, and mechanical/electrical space.
  • Moby ArenaColorado State University boasts a rich and proud basketball tradition that dates back 100 years, and the school’s volleyball team currently is riding the longest streak of success ever achieved by a single CSU program. Part of that proud history includes one of the most distinctive and effective home court playing facilities in the nation. Moby Arena is a cozy and intimate playing facility nestled in the heart of the university’s central campus area.
  • Multipurpose On-Campus Stadium CSU is Coming Home! Starting in  fall 2017 Rams Football will be back on campus with a brand new look. This new stadium will be more than just a place to watch our Rams, it will also be home to our new Alumni Center, state-of-the-art classrooms, and the Center for Advising and Student Achievement, touching all students during their time in school and inviting all alumni back to campus!

CSU in Bloom

University Center for the Arts and University Annual Flower Trial Gardens

Annual Flower Trial Gardens

1400 Remington Street

The outdoor display and test areas at the Annual Flower Trial Garden were established to allow students, researchers, industry representatives, homeowners and extension personnel to learn, teach and evaluate through horticultural research and demonstration projects conducted in the unique environmental conditions of the Rocky Mountain/High Plains region. The entire garden is planted with annuals from late May through October. Pansies are planted in the fall and are on display through early spring. The perennial trials are displayed year round across the street in front of the University Center for the Arts.

Discovering Healthy Lifestyles

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Main Campus

Come learn about the research at CSU by exploring intricacies of the neuromuscular system, skeletal muscular lab, integrative biology lab, and Human Cardiovascular Physiology lab. You will get the chance to see these working labs and dialogue with one of our faculty experts about the neuromuscular system, how it changes as we age. Explore the human cardiovascular system and what factors influence changes in its operation.

CSU Sustainability: Earth, Sun, & Fire

Foothills Campus

  • Campus Solar Power PlantEnjoy a behind the scenes look at solar power by touring an 8,000 Trina Solar panel solar field located that the university’s Foothills Campus. The panels sit on about 15-acres just three miles west of the main campus. The plant reduces greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by 5.5 million pounds – the equivalent of removing more than 480 cars off the road each year.
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  • Biomass BoilerThe biomass boiler burns approximately 600 tons of wood chips from the fire mitigation projects each year to heat water and displaces natural gas use. Biomass energy produces 96% fewer overall emissions than natural forest fires and 97% fewer than prescribed burning.
  • ComposterThis large-scale in-vessel composter turns about 300,000 pounds of compostable material from the dining centers pulpers on the main CSU campus as well as some organic material from the main campus into soil amendments. The composted soil is targeted for use in campus landscaping projects.