A group of OP participants enjoy the views from Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins.

Outdoor Trips

The Outdoor Program hosts a variety of trips, classes, and events throughout the academic year. Check out our upcoming programs below, registration is available online or in person at our front desk Service Center at the Student Recreation Center

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.

Program TitleSectStartEnd
Final Exams9-May13-May
Wilderness First Responder Course18-May27-May
Wilderness First Responder Hybrid Recertification Course29-May30-May
Sunset Rock Climbing19-Jun9-Jun
Stand Up Paddleboarding112-Jun12-Jun
Ram Connect: Adventure116-Jun19-Jun
Sunset Rock Climbing223-Jun23-Jun
Stand Up Paddleboarding226-Jun26-Jun
Sunset Rock Climbing36-Jul6-Jul
Ram Connect: Adventure28-Jul11-Jul
Ram Connect: Wilderness114-Jul17-Jul
Sunset Rock Climbing420-Jul20-Jul
Wilderness First Responder Course20-Jul28-Jul
Stand Up Paddleboarding321-Jul21-Jul
Alpine Day Hike – Rocky Mountain National Park124-Jul24-Jul
Stand Up Paddleboarding428-Jul28-Jul
Wilderness First Responder Hybrid Recertification Course30-Jul31-Jul

The Outdoor Program in Campus Recreation is dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for participants of all ability levels. It is our goal to provide support, assistance, and accommodation whenever possible to allow everyone to participate in Outdoor Program activities. Please contact Outdoor Program Assistant Director Andy Nelson by email at Andy.Nelson@colostate.edu at the time of your registration to discuss options.

Sign up and join our free classes which take place on campus, and learn a variety of skills like backcountry cooking, rock climbing anchors, navigation, avalanche awareness, and more. Classes typically take place on weeknights at the Student Recreation Center.

The Outdoor Program also hosts a variety of events such as multi-week group trail runs, training and certification classes, and film festivals. Check back here soon for more info related to upcoming events with us.

The Outdoor Program in Campus Recreation is dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for participants of all ability levels. It is our goal to provide support, assistance, and accommodation whenever possible to allow everyone to participate in Outdoor Program activities.

Please contact Outdoor Program Assistant Director Andy Nelson at (970) 491-0964.