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
Sunset Bouldering at Horsetooth Reservoir31-Aug31-Aug
Intro to Backpacking13-Sep4-Sep
RMNP Day Hike13-Sep3-Sep
Intro to Rock Climbing14-Sep4-Sep
Sunset Bouldering at Horsetooth Reservoir7-Sep7-Sep
Year 2 @ CSU 14er Service Project9-Sep11-Sep
Full Moon Hike110-Sep10-Sep
Intro to Backpacking210-Sep11-Sep
Intro to Rock Climbing211-Sep11-Sep
Sunset Yoga at the Reservoir14-Sep14-Sep
Intro to Backpacking317-Sep18-Sep
Intro to Trad Climbing117-Sep17-Sep
RMNP Day Hike218-Sep18-Sep
Sunset Yoga at the Reservoir220-Sep20-Sep
Pride Outside – Intro to Backpacking424-Sep25-Sep
Intro to Rock Climbing324-Sep24-Sep
RMNP Day Hike325-Sep25-Sep
Intro to Trad Climbing225-Sep25-Sep
Sunset Yoga at the Reservoir6-Oct6-Oct
Intro to Mountaineering18-Oct8-Oct
Intro to Rock Climbing48-Oct8-Oct
Full Moon Hike29-Oct9-Oct
Intro to Mountaineering29-Oct9-Oct
Horsetooth Mountain Summit Hike15-Oct15-Oct
Homecoming Horsetooth Bouldering Trip15-Oct15-Oct
Transfer Programs Intro to Rock Climbing16-Oct16-Oct
Year @ CSU 2 Rock Climbing22-Oct22-Oct
Red Feather Lakes Day Hike23-Oct23-Oct
Yoga & Rock Climbing Trip23-Oct23-Oct
Rock Climbing Rescue Fundamentals29-Oct29-Oct
RMNP Day Hike429-Oct29-Oct
Intro to Rock Climbing55-Nov5-Nov
Intro to Trad Climbing35-Nov5-Nov
Yoga Day Hike5-Nov5-Nov
Fall Break Canyoneering Utah19-Nov22-Nov
Pride Outside – Snowshoeing RMNP3-Dec3-Dec
Intro to Cross Country Skiing3-Dec3-Dec
Snowshoeing RMNP4-Dec4-Dec

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.

Outdoor ClassesDateTimeDay
Getting Involved with Outdoor Programs29-Aug6pmMonday
Slacklining @ the Rec8-Sep6pmThursday
Backpacking Basics12-Sep6pmMonday
Intro to Climbing Colorado’s 14ers19-Sep6pmMonday
Camp & Backcountry Cooking Class26-Sep6pmMonday
Rock Climbing Anchor Basics3-Oct6pmMonday
Gear Repair Workshop10-Oct6pmMonday
Navigation & Mapping Basics24-Oct6pmMonday
Ski & Snowboard Waxing and Tuning Basics7-Nov6pmMonday
Avalanche Beacon Demo28-Nov6pmMonday
Avalanche Awareness5-Dec6pmMonday
Bike Classes & Programs with The SpokeDateTimeDay
Bike 101 – Bike Basics6-Sep5:30pmTuesday
Bike 102 – Group Ride20-Sep5:30pmTuesday
Bike 101 – Bike Basics4-Oct5:30pmTuesday
Bike 102 – Group Ride18-Oct5:30pmTuesday
Bike 201 – Bike Build1-Nov6-8pmTuesday
Bike 201 – Bike Tune8-Nov6-8pmTuesday
Learn to Ride Classes – Bike & SkateboardDateTimeDay
Learn to Ride – Bike6-Sep, 8-Sep, 13-Sep, 15-Sep5:30pmTuesday & Thursday
Learn to Ride – Skateboard20-Sep, 22-Sep5:30pmTuesday & Thursday

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.