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. Our information sheets are available by clicking on the orange link above to the Google Drive.

Intro to Backpacking 1 Sep 4-5 Sat-Sun
Intro to Rock Climbing 1 4-Sep Saturday
Bouldering at Horsetooth Reservoir 1 5-Sep Sunday
Rocky Mountain NP Day Hike 1 5-Sep Sunday
CSU Mountain Campus Day Hike 11-Sep Saturday
Bouldering at Horsetooth Reservoir 2 12-Sep Sunday
Intro to Backpacking 2 Sep 18-19 Sat-Sun
Rocky Mountain NP Day Hike 2 18-Sep Saturday
Intro to Rock Climbing 2 19-Sep Sunday
Intro to Backpacking 3 Sep 25-26 Sat-Sun
Bouldering at Rocky Mountain NP 3 25-Sep Satuday
Intro to Trad Climbing 1 26-Sep Sunday
Intro to Trad Climbing 2 9-Oct Saturday
Horsetooth Mountain Summit Hike 1 9-Oct Saturday
Intro to Mountaineering 3 10-Oct Sunday
Bouldering at Rocky Mountain NP 4 16-Oct Saturday
Intro to Rock Climbing 3 16-Oct Saturday
Intro to Mountaineering 17-Oct Sunday
Rocky Mountain NP Day Hike 3 17-Oct Sunday
Full Moon Horsetooth Night Hike 20-Oct Wednesday
Red Feather Lakes Day Hike 23-Oct Saturday
Intro to Trad Climbing 3 23-Oct Saturday
Halloween Intro to Rock Climbing 4 30-Oct Saturday
Halloween Horsetooth Mountain Summit Hike 2 30-Oct Saturday

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.

Outdoor Program Info Session 25-Aug 25-Aug 6pm Wednesday
Backpacking Basics 8-Sep 8-Sep 5pm Wednesday
Intro to Climbing Colorado’s 14ers 15-Sep 15-Sep 5pm Wednesday
Cooking Outside – Camping and Backcountry Cooking 22-Sep 22-Sep 5pm Wednesday
All About Bouldering 29-Sep 29-Sep 5pm Wednesday
Rock Climbing Anchor Fundamentals 6-Oct 6-Oct 5pm Wednesday
Intro to Canyoneering Clinic 11-Oct 13-Oct 6pm Mon/Wed
Backcountry Risk Managament and Medical Basics 20-Oct 20-Oct 5pm Wednesday
Rock Climbing Rescue Basics 27-Oct 27-Oct 5pm Wednesday
AIARE Avalanche Awareness 1-Dec 1-Dec 5pm Wednesday
Avalanche Beacon Demo 8-Dec 8-Dec 5pm Wednesday

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.

Trail Running Series Oct 11-29 4pm Mondays & Fridays

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.