Day Trips

 

 

READY FOR ADVENTURE?

Please read these three documents, each important to your safe participation in our trips. 

ELIGIBILITY, PRICE

Outdoor Recreation programs are open to all eligible customers at the regular price.  Some programs are offered to R4R eligible customers at a discounted price.  See program descriptions for details.

SIGN-UP DEADLINES

The sign-up deadline for Adventure Programs is two days prior to the trip unless otherwise noted.  The sign-up deadline for classes is the day prior to the class unless otherwise noted.

Click here to see our two-page 4 Season Equipment Rental brochure (July 2020).

These day trips for summer of 2020 are listed in chronological order.

ROCK CLIMBING:  CLEAR CREEK CANYON – August 1

 

New for summer 2020!  Clear Creek Canyon just outside of Boulder, Colorado, has some incredible options for rock climbing.  Whether you are a beginner or you are looking for something a little more challenging, this area has something for everyone.

  • Cost: $40 R4R/$135 General price
  • Location:  Clear Creek Canyon (Meet at Outdoor Recreation)
  • Restrictions:  Must be at least 12 years old
  • Meet Time:  7 a.m.
  • End Time:  4 p.m.

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING – August 2    ALMOST FULL!

Experience Colorado’s beautiful mountain reservoirs on a SUP!

Learn the basic techniques and paddling skills that will get you on your way to exploring the local scenery. A great trip for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Cost: $40/person, $10/person R4R.
  • Location: Rampart Reservoir.
  • Restrictions: Must be at least 8 years of age and weigh 50 lbs or more.
  • Sign-up Deadline: By noon two days prior to trip.
  • Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

14er PLANNING CLASS – August 5    ALMOST FULL!

PAFB hikers at the top of Mount Yale.

Colorado is home to 54 peaks that soar over 14,000 feet in elevation (14ers).  Many people make it a goal to climb one or more 14ers while living or visiting here.  Join us for this planning class and let our knowledgeable staff provide you with the info and resources to plan your own trip and make it happen.

  • Cost:  $5
  • Location:  Outdoor Recreation
  • Meet Time:  4:30 p.m.
  • End Time:  6 p.m.

ZIPLINING – August 8    FULL!

Join us at the Broadmoor’s Soaring Adventures for a high-flying day of ziplining.  We will spend the morning soaring across Seven Falls Canyon on the Fins Course.  Customers must wear closed toe shoes and weigh between 90 and 250 pounds.  Due to our COVID-19 procedures, customers will meet at Broadmoor’s Soaring Adventures.

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

Cost:  $50 R4R eligible participants; $195 General price.
Location:  Broadmoor Soaring Adventures
Meet Time:  10 a.m.
End Time:  1:30 p.m.
Sign-up Deadline:  Noon two days prior to the trip.

14er SHUTTLE – August 15    FULL!

If you want to climb one of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks this summer, let Outdoor Recreation do the driving!  We will be heading to the Sawatch Range to deliver you to the trailhead so you can bag a 14er, then catch some z’s on the way back to base.

This is not a guided hike up the mountain, so please make sure you plan and prepare accordingly.

  • Cost:  $35.
  • Location:  Outdoor Recreation.
  • Restrictions:  Must be at least 16 years old
  • Meet Time:  6 a.m.
  • End Time:  6 p.m.

ROCK CLIMBING:  CLEAR CREEK CANYON – August 22

New for summer 2020!  Clear Creek Canyon just outside of Boulder, Colorado, has some incredible options for rock climbing.  Whether you are a beginner or you are looking for something a little more challenging, this area has something for everyone.

  • Cost: $40 R4R/$135 General price
  • Location:  Clear Creek Canyon (Meet at Outdoor Recreation)
  • Restrictions:  Must be at least 12 years old
  • Meet Time:  7 a.m.
  • End Time:  4 p.m.

RAPPELLING – August 30    FULL!

Come out to beautiful North Cheyenne Cañon with Outdoor Recreation for a fun-filled day learning how to rappel.

Rappelling is a valuable skill to learn if you plan on getting into rock climbing or canyoneering.  Plus, it is a great way to take in the stunning scenery of North Cheyenne Cañon from a perspective that few others experience.

Participants must be 10 years of age or older, and weigh 60 lbs or more.

  • Cost:  $20 RecOn eligible participants, $70 general public.
  • Location:  North Cheyenne Cañon.
  • Meet Time:  8 a.m.
  • End Time:  1 p.m.

SAVE MONEY WITH R4R!

R4R discounted pricing is available to:

  • Active Duty Air Force and their dependents,
  • Air Reserve and Air National Guard members and their dependents,
  • Sister service members and their dependents (Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, Army) only if they are PERMANENTLY stationed on an Air Force installation. They need to have PCS orders to an Air Force installation, TDY orders do not count.

Who is NOT eligible:

  • Non-dependent family of eligible members,
  • Sister service members (and family) NOT permanently stationed on an Air Force installation (i.e. Army member stationed at Fort Carson is not eligible),
  • Foreign military members,
  • Veterans,
  • Retirees.

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 to 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 else. 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 forever. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 719-556-4867, Option 1.

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Our COVID-19 Response

In response to COVID-19, Peterson Outdoor Rec is taking proactive steps to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community. We are closely monitoring the pandemic as it evolves and are following the recommendations and guidelines of the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, Arkansas River Outfitters Association, PAFB Public Health, Fremont County Public Health Department, and government mandated guidelines.

Outdoor Rec is fully operational.  Our business hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Our Equipment Rental program is up and running, and every effort is made to fully sanitize each piece of rented equipment before it is rented again. Outdoor Adventure Programs is now accepting registrations for trips running this summer, adjustments have been made in our programs in accordance with locally recommended guidelines to protect the health of guides and guests. To reserve rental equipment or sign up for a trip, just call our front counter at 719-556-4867 Opt. 1.

Through all of this uncertainty, the one thing that will never change is our passion and commitment to serving the Peterson AFB community and armed forces of Colorado Springs. We will continually re-assess the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and adjust our plans accordingly. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

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