Outdoor Programs is excited to resume programming and services this fall. Please scroll down for information regarding Outdoor Trips, Outdoor Gear Rental, Virtual In-House Clinics.

Take a Trip

Venture out into Colorado’s backcountry with our experienced trip instructors

Fresh Film Fests

We host two film festivals each year, including the BANFF Centre Mountain Film Fest!

Climb On!

Our Climbing Wall offers bouldering, roped climbing, competitions, and more.

ColoRADo Adventures

Achieve your Rocky Mountain high with our Outdoor Program, which offers over 50 different guided trips, clinics, and events each semester. Learn to ski, rock climb, or snowshoe, or join a more advanced trip like backcountry skiing or ice climbing. Trip costs vary depending on the length and amount of planning needed, but you can be sure that all needed equipment items are included in the cost.

Want to experience #NEATure on your own? Get all the gear you need with the purchase of an outdoor gear rental pass. We offer tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, snowshoes, and more. In addition to gear rentals, the Outdoor Resource Room (located in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center) also provides guidebooks, maps, and advice from our staff of experienced outdoor enthusiasts to help you plan your next trip. We do live in ColoRADo, so take advantage!

2,155
participants in the Outdoor Program each year

Outdoor Program Offerings & Updates

Join the Outdoor Program on adventures throughout Colorado! Our programs are designed to introduce you to the type of outdoors you want to experience—-rock climbing, backpacking, hiking, mountaineering, and so much more.

  • Regional, interstate, and international trips/expeditions unavailable
  • Mandatory pre-trip meetings will occur virtually only
  • Required pre-trip documents/forms will be completed digitally whenever possible
  • Participants and staff will self-transport separately to all locations
  • Staff will transport all needed participant equipment to trip locations
  • All participant equipment will be disinfected after each use upon return to the facility
  • Visit the Trips & Events page for more information

The Outdoor Gear Rental desk in the Student Recreation Center offers a variety of commonly used outdoor recreation gear such as sleeping bags, tents, backpacks, and much more.

  • The Outdoor Gear Rental program is currently aiming to open in the beginning of the Fall Semester
  • Please continue to visit the Outdoor Gear Rental page for updates

The Outdoor Program hosts a variety of free clinics throughout the year as well as special events and certification classes.

  • All clinics will be held virtually
  • Visit the In-House Clinics page for more information and to view the Clinic Slides as presented