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.

Adaptive Trip Inquiries

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.

FALL 2017 TRIPS  

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Take your bouldering to the next level on our trip to the Piano Keys located near Horsetooth Reservoir! There will be a variety of bouldering problems available to try out for all climbing levels. Participants will learn the basics of bouldering techniques, bouldering safety, and new areas to explore. 

Download the trip info sheet here.

This 3-day backpacking trip is a great introduction to the backcountry if you have never backpacked before – or an awesome weekend getaway into the Cameron Pass/Rocky Mountain National Park area if you have experience.  This trip has something for everyone! 

Download the trip info sheet here.

Are you an entry level climber looking to try climbing outside? Or a moderate climber looking to explore a new area? Take our Intro to Rock Climbing course where participants will learn the basics of top-rope belaying, fundamental climbing technique, and basic climbing equipment! 

Download the trip info sheet here.

Placing gear, building anchors, and exploring new routes – get ready for a day of trad climbing. This class will help develop and expand your skills as a climber to explore the realm of traditional climbing. Come learn a whole new side to rock climbing. 

Download the trip info sheet here.

This 2-day backpacking trip is a great introduction to the backcountry if you have never backpacked before – or an awesome weekend getaway into the Cameron Pass/Rocky Mountain National Park area if you have experience.  This trip has something for everyone!

Download the trip info sheet here.

Come explore the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park! This hike meanders past stunning rock formations to the remote mountain cirques, with a view of towering, snow-covered peaks. 

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Ready to take your climbing to the next level? Join us for a day of sport climbing to develop and expand your skills as a climber, and learn the proper technique for leading and belaying sport climbs. Prior indoor rock climbing experience necessary. 

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Come explore the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park! We will select a hike of moderate difficulty to one of the amazing mountain valleys near Estes Park.

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Ever been above tree line? Come on our trip to Lake Agnes and experience hiking at higher elevations - or come and explore a new area!  Participants will spend the day hiking in Cameron Pass in the Never Summer Mountain Range.

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Want to learn the basics of alpine ice and snow climbing?  Alpine ice climbing is the technique of ascending snow slopes of varying degrees of steepness and character. This course will cover the fundamentals of ice axe and crampon use, self-arrest, and glacier travel.  Learning to ascend snow safely is a foundational skill to mountaineering. 

Download the trip info sheet here.

Placing gear, building anchors, and exploring new routes – get ready for a day of trad climbing. This class will help develop and expand your skills as a climber to explore the realm of traditional climbing. Come learn a whole new side to rock climbing. Download the trip info sheet here.

Download the trip info sheet here.

Want to learn the basics of alpine ice and snow climbing?  Alpine ice climbing is the technique of ascending snow slopes of varying degrees of steepness and character. This course will cover the fundamentals of ice axe and crampon use, self-arrest, and glacier travel.  Learning to ascend snow safely is a foundational skill to mountaineering. 

Download the trip info sheet here.

 

Are you an entry level climber looking to try climbing outside? Or a moderate climber looking to explore a new area? Take our Intro to Rock Climbing course where participants will learn the basics of top-rope belaying, fundamental climbing technique, and basic climbing equipment! 

Download the trip info sheet here.

Come explore the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park! We will select a hike of moderate difficulty to one of the amazing mountain valleys near Estes Park.

Download the trip info sheet here.

This program is designed for intermediate to advanced level climbers interested in developing the ability to respond to emergency scenarios while rock climbing. Topics will include: risk management, rescue basics, knots, ascending, descending, escaping a belay, raising, and other techniques. 

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This trip is an adventurous visit to the majestic canyonlands of Utah. Our itinerary is based on backpacking and exploring in and around the Moab area. 

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Ready to get off campus and have an adventure in the snow? Our snowshoeing trip lets you explore all that winter has to offer in a low-tech, easy-to-learn winter travel experience. Our goal is to snowshoe to Lake Agnes on Cameron Pass at 10,290 feet. Snowshoes and van transportation provided.

Download the trip info sheet here.

Join the Latinx community for a day of snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. All equipment, transportation, park fees, and trip leaders included. Click below for the info sheet.

Download the trip info sheet here.

The AIARE 1 is a 24-hour introduction to decision making in avalanche terrain. This is a full 3-day course for recreational winter backcountry users. Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, understand basic decision making while in the field, and learn rescue techniques.

Download the trip info sheet here.

The AIARE 1 is a 24-hour introduction to decision making in avalanche terrain. This is a full 3-day course for recreational winter backcountry users. Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, understand basic decision making while in the field, and learn rescue techniques.

Download the trip info sheet here.

Experience ice climbing at the world-famous Ouray Ice Park! This four-day trip will teach vertical ice climbing skills and the fundamentals of ice protection and anchoring. The group will stay in small, dorm-style lodges and make their way into Ouray for dinner each night (restaurant meals not included in fee). 

Download the trip info sheet here.