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Fort Collins is an underground laboratory located in Colorado in "Z Nation", first encountered in Season 1 Episode 13 "Doctor of the Dead". It is based off of the real city in Colorado that is on the Cache La Poudre River. The show is hinting at its CDC lab that resides there.


Fort Collins is the birthplace of the ZN1-virus and it's vaccine. Studied by Dr. Merilyn Merch and Dr. Walter Kurian in 2014 on primates under the code name "Red Death", the virus jumped to humans by infecting a lab technician named Brandon Doyle. Doyle was kept as a guinea pig and has been unable to leave the lab. Other lab workers was also kept against their will as the lab went into lock down down. The virus somehow got released and caused the zombie apocalypse.


Season 1[]

"Doctor of the Dead"[]


Locations by Episode (Season 1)
"Puppies and Kittens" Camp Blue SkyPortsmouth Naval Prison
Northern Light listening postMount Wilson Station
Sleepy Hollow High School
"Fracking Zombies" Jersey Devil RefineryTappen Zee Bridge
"Philly Feast" Philly Cannibal CompoundLiberty Bell
"Full Metal Zombie" Bandit RoadMcCandles' Tower

"Home Sweet Zombie"

Castle Point, MissouriRoberta's House
Castle Point Fire Department

"Resurrection Z" Province TownChurch of the Resurrected

"Welcome to the Fu-Bar"

S&S UnlimitedFu-Bar


Nebraska Small TownDr. Phibes Family Mortuary
"Die, Zombie, Die... Again" RuinsAddy's Basement
"Going Nuclear"

Edgemont, South DakotaEdgemont Nuclear Power Plant
Stubbins HomesteadMount Rushmore

"Sisters of Mercy" Sisters Of Mercy CampCIA Black Site

"Murphy's Law"

MESA Pharmaceuticals inc.

"Doctor of the Dead"

Fort Collins, Colorado

Season 2 Locations here