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
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
Ski & Snowboard Waxing and Tuning Basics7-Nov6pmMonday
Avalanche Beacon Demo28-Nov6pmMonday
Avalanche Awareness5-Dec6pmMonday
Bike Classes & Programs with The SpokeDateTimeDay
Bike 201 – Bike Build1-Nov6-8pmTuesday
Bike 201 – Bike Tune8-Nov6-8pmTuesday

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.