updated 3/2/2023 0340 UTC

NIST Boulder and WWV / WWVB Fort Collins Tour information

Tours of both the Boulder and Fort Collins facilities will take place in the morning and afternoon of Friday, March 3, 2023.

The tour sign-up is closed and all the tours are full or close to full.  Be sure to bring your ID.

The signup INCORRECTLY suggested arriving at 8:30am and 2:30pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE CLOSER TO THE ADVERTISED TIME of 9:00am and 3:00pm for check-in at both sites.

Here are direction to WWV and also the Boulder NIST lab:

Map to WWV:

WWV Location Map

To get to WWV from downtown Fort Collins, drive north on US 287 to Colorado Hwy 1, just north of the shopping complexes.  Take Hwy 1 north about 4 miles. The road turns east. Drive another mile or so and you should see the towers on your left. Just past them make a left turn opposite County Rd 11 (north) onto a gravel road.  There is a sign that says 2000 E County Rd, but not WWV proper.

Drive through an open gate and follow the road as it bears to the northwest.  Drive about 3/4 of a mile until you reach a security gate which may or may not be open.  Push the buzzer or pick up the receiver if nothing happens.  Drive forward and look for the low lying building with other cars.  You're there!


Boulder NIST Lab:

Boulder NIST Site Map

The Boulder NIST Visitors Center is just off of Broadway (Colorado Hwy 93) south of 27th Way, turn west onto Rayleigh Rd.  PLEASE NOTE THAT NORTH IS TO THE RIGHT ON THIS MAP !!!