OUTDOOR RECREATION DAY TRIPS IN MAY
GET IN THE VAN: LOVELAND – Saturday, May 5
Join us for one last ski trip to the mountains this year! We’ll be going to Loveland on Saturday, May 5, to celebrate closing weekend. Take advantage of this great opportunity to get a few more laps in this season. Enrollment includes roundtrip transportation, lift ticket and ski/snowboard rental!
Cost is $10 and is available to Single Air Force Active Duty or Air Reserve Component personnel.
POOL SESSIONS – Friday, May 4, for Kayaking and/or Friday, May 11, for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding.
Take advantage of a heated, indoor pool as you sharpen your skill and practice the fundamentals of kayaking and paddle boarding. Whether you are a seasoned pro looking to get some training in, or a beginner looking for instruction, this program is for you. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment or Outdoor Adventure Programs is happy to supply the necessary gear at no additional cost. Cost is $30.
BASIC BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS COURSE – Tuesday, May 8
Do you want to enjoy all of the natural resources that Colorado has to offer, but lack the knowledge or experience to do so with confidence? Join us for this free educational series and let our guides help you become a more competent backcountry traveler. Course will be held at the Outdoor Recreation Building. FREE!
SEVEN FALLS ZIP LINE TOUR – Saturday, May 12
It’s time to get out and enjoy Colorado’s sunny weather. Outdoor Rec will take you to one of the coolest zip line courses in town. Don’t let a fear of heights keep you from experiencing a heart pounding high ropes course that have you “zipping” down through our evergreen forests.
This program is highly subsidized by the Air Force to help you get up, out, and enjoying your new Air Force home. Please see any ODR staff for questions, eligibility, and to enroll. Available to Air Force Active Duty or Air Reserve Component personnel and their family members. Other branch members permanently assigned to an Air Force base or part of an Air Force led joint-based scenario also qualify. Must be between 90-250 lbs and wear closed-toed shoes.
Cost is an amazing $25 per RecOn eligible Airman!
INTERPRETIVE HIKE – Sunday, May 13
Join Outdoor Recreation for a relaxing day hike through the beautiful trails of North Cheyenne Cañon. Cost is $35.
AMERICA’S KIDS RUN & KICKOFF TO SUMMER – Saturday, May 19
Start the Summer right with a little exercise – a color run followed by games, music, and free food. There will be activities for the young and the young at heart.
Outdoor Rec will have all their fun equipment out for you to look over, play in, and to help plan out your season. Buddy Bison will also be in attendance with everyone’s summer passport of fun. Come on out and join everyone at this annual kick off located at Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 640. It’s FREE!
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL RIDE – Sunday, May 20
Hop on your bike and join us as we explore some of the trail systems that make Colorado Springs one of the best mountain biking cities in the county. Enrollment includes bike rental, helmet, and round trip transportation. Cost is $40 with your bike, $55 with hardtail rental, $65 with full suspension rental.
SKYDIVING – Saturday, May 26
Have you ever thought about jumping out of a perfectly good airplane? We did, and you can join us! Forget looking out the window, see all of Colorado Springs and the surrounding mountains from over 10’000 ft while accelerating to near 120 mph during a tandem skydiving experience.
This Single Airman Program Initiative (SAPI) adventure is available to single Air Force Active Duty or Air Reserve Component personnel. Participant must weigh less than 225 lbs in clothes and shoes, must be 18 or older and must wear closed toed shoes.
Cost is $20 per SAPI eligible Airman.
WHITEWATER RAFT GUIDE TRAINING – Monday – Friday, May 14-18 and May 21-25
Do you think you have what it takes to be a Whitewater Guide? Want to make some extra money while having some fun and working on your tan? Come and talk to our Outdoor Rec staff about joining our pre-season raft guide training, and work on becoming a certified State of Colorado Raft Guide, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, and, who knows, Outdoor Rec’s newest guide. Price varies.
OUTDOOR RECREATION DAY TRIPS IN JUNE
GARDEN OF THE GODS CLIMBING DAY – Sunday, June 3
Garden of the Gods was one of the first established climbing areas in the country, and for good reason. With amazing rock formations and a rich history of Native American culture, Garden of the Gods is one of the best climbing areas along the Front Range.
Take advantage of a great day of climbing with our knowledgeable and skilled staff as they guide you around this incredible local resource. No prior climbing experience is required. Cost is $90.
INTERPRETIVE HIKE – Sunday, June 10
Join Outdoor Recreation for a relaxing day hike through the beautiful trails of Ute Valley Park. Cost is $35.
BASIC BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS COURSE – Tuesday, June 12
Do you want to enjoy all of the natural resources that Colorado has to offer, but lack the knowledge or experience to do so with confidence? Join us for this free educational series and let our guides help you become a more competent backcountry traveler. This course will be held at the Outdoor Recreation building, Bldg. 640. It’s FREE!
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL RIDE – Sunday, June 17
Hop on your bike and join us as we explore some of the trail systems that make Colorado Springs one of the best mountain biking cities in the country. Enrollment includes bike rental, helmet, and roundtrip transportation. Cost is $40 with your personal bike; $55 with hardtail rental; $65 with full suspension rental.
RAFTING – Starts Saturday, June 2
The Arkansas River is located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Whether you are looking for heart-pounding adventures or beautiful, scenic floats, the Arkansas River has something to offer everyone. Enjoy big splashes and fun for the whole family as our friendly and knowledgeable guides take you on a trip you will be talking about for life. Please call for river information.
Half-day rafting trips on Saturdays: June 2, 9 and 23. Cost is $65 for the half-day rafting trip.
Full day rafting trip is Saturday, June 30. Cost is $100 for the full-day rafting trip.
THE GAUNTLET RAFT TRIP – Saturday, June 16
The most advanced section on the Arkansas River begins in the little mountain town of Granite, which quickly fades away as you enter the exciting Granite Gorge.
These Class III and IV rapids are merely a warm-up for what comes next. Get ready to paddle hard as you journey through the Rite of Passage, the gates of Pine Creek, where the river narrows by half. Here you’ll encounter the most continuous rapids in the state. This is where the river becomes a creek and its gradient drops an astounding 200 feet with a must-make crux move. You barely have time to catch your breath before starting on The Numbers. Each Class III-IV rapid is punctuated by continuous whitewater in between, including a steeps ledge drop into No. 5. This run demands good physical condition.
Cost is $45 and is available to Single Air Force Active Duty or Air Reserve Component personnel.
INDOOR KART RACING – Sunday, June 24
Spend some time behind the wheel of a state of the art Italian go kart, capable of top speeds around 40-45 mph. We will be heading to one of Colorado’s premier indoor Go Kart tracks where you can try to beat your friends/family or your personal best lap time.
This program is available to Air Force Active Duty or Air Reserve Component personnel and their family members. Other branch members permanently assigned to an Air Force base or part of an Air Force led joint-based scenario also qualify. Enrollment includes roundtrip transportation and a 3-pack of race tickets. Cost is $10 per RecOn eligible Airman.
Plus, at ITT (Information, Tickets and Travel), you can buy ELITCH GARDENS SEASON PASSES ($69 each) and DAY TICKETS, and tickets for WaterWorld reopening and day tickets.
ITT is located in Bldg. 640 along with Outdoor Recreation, Leisure Travel, the Bike Shop and the Engraving/Frame Shop. Call 719-556-1760 or 719-556-4867, Option #6.
A VAN WITH A PLAN
This is really cool: Outdoor Recreation can provide you with a van and driver for your next big event. Whether you are going to the mountain for a day of skiing or attending a concert at Red Rocks in Morrison, Outdoor Recreation is here to help you have a fantastic time. Click here for details.
For custom pricing for your next event, call us at 719-556-4867, Option 1.
When you look at the cost of an Outdoor Recreation trip, the Single Airman Initiative and the RecOn Initiative will save you a big chunk of money. So go!
SINGLE AIRMAN INITIATIVE
Thanks to the Single Airman Initiative 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.
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 not have it tomorrow. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at (719) 556-4867, Option 1.
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