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Outdoor Trips

The Outdoor Program hosts a variety of trips throughout the year. Check out this semester’s offerings below, and sign up at the Service Center, or use our purchasing website to reserve your spot online. Learn more about our clinics!


Free In-House Clinics

The Outdoor Program hosts a variety of free clinics throughout the year as well as special events and certification classes. No need to reserve spaces in the free clinics, just stop by! View more information on our free clinics.

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. Our information sheets are available by clicking on the orange link above to the Google Drive. Registration opens January 21, visit purchases.csurec.colostate.edu to sign up!

Backcountry Skiing — Feb 2 – $52
Backcountry Skiing — Feb 8 – $52
Snowshoeing Lake Agnes — Feb 9 – $30
Pride Outside | Snowshoeing — Feb 15 – $30
Learn to Ski/Snowboard — Feb 22 – $90
Backcountry Skiing — Feb 23 – $52
Ice Climbing in RMNP — Feb 29 – $50
Backcountry Skiing — Mar 1 – $52
Learn to Ski/Snowboard — Mar 7 – $90
Ice Climbing in RMNP — Mar 8 – $50
Spring Break Hut Trip — Mar 15-17 – $120
Spring Break Hut Trip — Mar 18-20 – $120
RMNP Day Hike — Mar 28 – $25
ISOLES Conference — April 3-5
Intro to Rock Climbing — Apr 12  – $22
Intro to Trad Climbing — Apr 18 – $25
RMNP Day Hike — Apr 25 – $25
Pride Outside | Intro to Rock — Apr 26 – $22
Yoga Hike — May 3 – $22
REEL ROCK Film Tour is held each fall semester and is hosted by the Outdoor Program. The annual traveling film festival hosts a compilation of outdoor adventure films and is screened in over 500 locations worldwide. From climbing and adventure films to personal stories of perseverance, the tour provides a space for students to gather and connect with one another. Tickets are available in September.

The NOLS Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers. After this 80-hour course, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions. You’ll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments! For general information about the NOLS Wilderness courses and organization, visit their website.

Request more information on costs, registration and location by contacting the Outdoor Program at campusrec_op@mail.colostate.edu.

2020 Wilderness First Responder Dates:

May 18-27, 2020

Course Location: Wagar Building Room 133, CSU Main Campus, Fort Collins, Colorado.

2020 Wilderness First Responder Recertification Dates:

May 29-31, 2020

Maintain the first level of Wilderness Medicine care with this 24-hour course. The Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS will re-certify most current WFR certificate holders.

Course Location: Wagar Building Room 133, CSU Main Campus, Fort Collins, Colorado.

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 Rodney Ley at rodney.ley@colostate.edu at the time of your registration to discuss options.