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We recommend that you read these three documents, each important to your safe participation in our trips. 

INTRO TO BACKPACKING – September 13 – 15

If you are looking to take your camping to the next level and learn how to live solely off of what you carry on your back, this introduction to backpacking trip is for you! You will learn the basics of backcountry living while immersed in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Though this is an introductory trip, a minimum level of fitness will be required, as we will be carrying loaded backpacks at higher elevations. If you sign up, make sure you are physically prepared to hike 5-7 miles per day with a weighted backpack. Participants must be 16 years old or older.

This program is open to all personnel eligible to use Outdoor Recreation facilities and services.

Cost: $40 RecOn eligible participants; $199 General price. 

Location: Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

Mandatory pre-trip meeting:  4-6 p.m. Friday, August 30

Meet Time: 6 a.m. September 13

End Time: 6 p.m. September 15

Sign-up deadline: Registration opens 9:30 a.m. Thursday, August 15, closes 12 p.m. Thursday, September 5.

COUPLES CAMPING WEEKEND – October 5-6

Bring your significant other on a romantic adventure with an exciting new addition to Outdoor Adventure Programs – Couples Camping! This weekend will be packed with beautiful hiking, fine dining with wine selected by our knowledgeable guides, campfire desserts, world class rock climbing, and photography to remember it all.  Must be 21 years old or older to participate. This activity is moderate in difficulty.

This program is open to all personnel eligible to use Outdoor Recreation facilities and services at regular price, and is open to RecOn eligible participants at a discounted price.

Cost: $50 RecOn eligible participants; $260 general price

Location: Shelf Road Recreation Area (Meet at ODR)

Meet Time: 9 a.m. Saturday, October 5

End Time: 5 p.m. Sunday, October 6

Sign-up deadline: 12 p.m. Thursday, October 3

GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE CAMPING WEEKEND – October 11 – 13

Join Outdoor Rec on another spectacular weekend as we explore one of the most beautiful wonders in Colorado; the Great Sand Dunes National Park. This three day, two night weekend will be packed with incredible views, delicious food prepared by our knowledgeable guides, campfire deserts, and sand sledding!

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a designated International Dark Sky Place. Though the full moon will be out this weekend, bring your telescope and enjoy the night sky.  Click here to see the park’s “Experience the Night” video (2 min 19 sec).

This program is open to all personnel eligible to use Outdoor Recreation facilities and services at regular price, and is open to RecOn eligible participants at a discounted price.

Cost: $75 RecOn eligible participants; $280 general price

Location: Great Sand Dunes National Park (Meet at Outdoor Rec)

Meet Time: 8 a.m. Friday, October 11

End Time: 4 p.m. Sunday, October 13

Sign-up deadline: 12 p.m. Wednesday, October 9

The Milky Way over the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, which is an International Dark Sky Place.
 

SINGLE AIRMAN PROGRAM INITIATIVE

Thanks to the Single Airman Program Initiative (SAPI) grant, Outdoor Recreation offers substantial savings on trips and programs designed foster a strong culture, mission and sense of community for airmen. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 719-556-4867, Option #1.

REC-ON

Outdoor Recreation is able to offer special discounts for the active duty military, reservist and their ID card dependents for some of our adventure programs through a special RecOn grant. You won’t find savings like these anywhere. If you’re even modestly interested in one of these programs, we encourage you to sign up for it. We have the grant money today; we may not have it tomorrow. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 719-556-4867, Option #1.

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Here’s what our customers are saying about our people and our trips.

Our customers love our trips.  Here’s what two customers said about our 14er Adventure Weekend, June 20-21, 2015.

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At the summit of Mt. Yale, elevation 14,196 feet. Photo by Michelle.

I’m dropping you a line to let you know of the GREAT customer service exhibited by my trip guides, Willie and John. For the weekend dates of June 20-21, 2015 I participated in the “14er Adventure Weekend” with Peterson AFB Outdoor Rec. Signing up, I thought it was going to be a slightly elevated/CLEAR PATHED walk up a mountain with my good gal pal. In actual, it was the most challenging activity I’ve ever done in my (X) years of life on this earth. My fear of heights, bears, bugs, and scarring any part of my body had to be overcome in nano seconds. Although my father was in the military, I consider myself an east coast girl woman with a love/hate relationship for the Colorado outdoors. Having typed that… I have to say, I LOVED THE TRIP!!! I know! It’s crazy! At the start of the trip Willie was extremely nice and empathetic about my friend and I sitting out from the rafting trip; shame on our parents for never enforcing us to finish our summer swimming lessons as kids. I also would like to give him 4.98 stars out of 5 in his area of cooking for the trip. Now for John’s commendation: Johnathan was my personal hiking coach this trip. As mentioned before, my fear of heights, bears, bugs, and scarring any part of my body had to be overcome in nano seconds. With John’s (what seemed like at the time) sporadic words of encouragement and sprinkling of guidance on where to place my feet in the slippery points of the hike; I was able to get up and make it back down Mt. Yale only leaving a few shavings of skin, 3 ounces of tears, and breaking 3 finger nails. On a serious note, personally, no matter how frustrated and scared I was during the hike, both were focused on making this experience for me and everyone on the trip a good one. They did so by:  

  • Communicating openly and effectively about situations which led to
  • Positively influencing the performance of the trip participants
  • They provided leadership and inspiration to others and
  • Used their voice to influence and educate others on safe hiking practices.
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Our guides resting at the summit of Mt. Yale, elevation 14,196 feet. Photo by Michelle.

Great customer service exhibited from this trip’s staff should not go unnoticed and should be rewarded! Please share this commendation with them and reward them in an appropriate manner. It is employees like these that make participants like me promoters for the adventure program. Their soul is definitely found in the work that they provide to trip participants. 

– Michelle, July 2015

I went on the rafting, camping, and 14er trip last week and was thoroughly pleased. There were different levels of ability from EE-LogoECED-200pxlsbeginner to advanced hikers. The guides/staff members Willie and John were encouraging and supportive to everyone in the group. They made sure that no one in the group was too far behind or ahead. You can tell they both love what they do by their great attitudes and positive outlook.

– Zanobia, June 2015

 

 

 

 

MOAB ADVENTURE WEEKEND

We attended the Moab multi-day adventure camping trip with our family. It was one of the best trips that we have ever experienced, and it will definitely go down in our memory book. Michelle and Ross were true professionals. Not only did they organize every detail perfectly, but they were always fun.

– Stephanie, February 2014

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