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|
|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.