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

OUTDOOR RECREATION DAY TRIPS

 

 

SUMMER DAY TRIPS, CLASSES

  • Listed here in chronological order.
  • Descriptions of these trips and classes are listed below in alphabetical order.) 

July 8-12 – Outdoor Adventure Youth Camp
July 13 – Women’s Rock Climbing
July 20 – Beginner Mountain Biking
July 24 – Introduction to Wilderness First Aid Class
July 27 – Women’s Day Hike
August 3 – Rock Climbing:  North Cheyenne Canon
August 9-11 – Women’s Intro to Backpacking
August 14 – 14er Planning Class
August 24 – 14er Shuttle
August 30 – Beginner Mountain Biking
August 31 – Garden of the Gods Rock Climbing

SUMMER DAY TRIPS, CLASSES

  • All of these trips are listed above in chronological order.
  • Here in alphabetical order are descriptions of the trips listed above.

14er PLANNING CLASS – August 14, 2019

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

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

Cost:  $5

Location:  Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 640

Meet Time:  4:30 p.m.

End Time:  6 p.m.

Sign-up Deadline:  12 p.m. the day before the class.

14er SHUTTLE – August 24, 2019

If you want to climb one of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks this summer, let Outdoor Rec do the driving. We will be heading to the Sawatch Range to deliver you to the trailhead so you can bag a 14er, and then catch some zzz’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.

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

Cost:  $35

Location:  Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 640

Meet time:  6 a.m.

End time:  6 p.m.

Sign-up Deadline:  12 p.m. two days prior to trip.

BEGINNER MOUNTAIN BIKING – July 20, August 30, 2019

Grab your bike or rent one of ours and join us as we explore some of the great trails right here in Colorado Springs. We will be heading to a beginner-friendly trail in North Cheyenne Canon and showing you some of the basic skills it takes to have an enjoyable day mountain biking.

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

Cost:  $45 with your personal bike, $55 with a hardtail bike rental, $65 with a full suspension rental. R4R Eligible User, $15. 

Location:  North Cheyenne Canon

Meet Time:  8 a.m.

End Time:  12 p.m.

Sign-up Deadline:  12 p.m. two days prior to trip.

GARDEN OF THE GODS ROCK CLIMBING – August 31

Garden of the Gods was one of the first established rock climbing areas in the country. With beautiful sandstone rock formations and a rich history, it is a great resource right here in our backyard. Let our knowledgeable staff show you the ropes, so to speak, at this incredible National Natural Landmark. Sign up early! Our climbing programs fill up fast.

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

Cost:  $10 R4R eligible participants / $60 general price

Location:  Garden of the Gods

Meet Time:  8 a.m.

End Time:  12 p.m.

Sign-up Deadline:  12 p.m. two days prior to trip.

INTRODUCTION TO WILDERNESS FIRST AID CLASS – July 24, 2019

When playing in the outdoors, it is best to be prepared for when things don’t go as planned. In this introductory first aid class, we will cover common outdoor injuries and treatments such as cuts and sprains, as well as some less common injuries such as fractures and snake bites. We will also go over how to build your own backcountry first aid kit so you can have the right tools for the job should you need to put your new skills into practice.

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

Cost:  $5

Location:  Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 640

Meet Time:  4:30 p.m.

End Time:  6 p.m.

Sign-up Deadline:  12 p.m. the day before the class.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE YOUTH CAMP – July 8-12, 2019

Join Outdoor Recreation as we partner with the RP Lee Youth Center on base to provide a week-long camp packed full of fun and adventure. Your days will be filled with cool and engaging activities such as hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing and, of course, whitewater rafting! Perfect for the future outdoorsman/woman.

This program is open to all personnel eligible to sue Outdoor Recreation and Youth Center facilities and services.

For more details, call the RP Lee Youth Center at 719-556-7220 . To sign up, stop by the Youth Center during regular business hours.

Cost:  $175/person, which includes roundtrip transportation, all necessary equipment, and a professionally guided service.

Location:  Outdoor Recreation & the Arkansas River

Meet Time:  7 a.m.

End Time:  5 p.m. / 6 p.m. depending on river flow

Age Restrictions:  Must be at least 9 years of age

Weight Restrictions:  Must weigh 50 lbs or more

Pre-requisite:  Must be able to swim.

Registration:  Opens April 1 and closes June 14.

ROCK CLIMBING:  NORTH CHEYENNE CANON – August 3, 2019

North Cheyenne Canon is a beautiful natural resource just a short drive west of Peterson AFB. With diverse wildlife and stunning views, the Canon is a great place to spend a morning rock climbing with our experienced staff. Sign up early! Our climbing programs fill up fast.

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

Cost:  $10 R4R eligible participants / $60 general price

Location:  North Cheyenne Canon

Meet Time:  8 a.m.

End Time:  12 p.m.

Sign-up Deadline:  12 p.m. two days prior to trip.

WOMEN’S DAY HIKE – July 27, 2019

Everyone needs a girls’ day out every once in a while. Join us for an all-women’s day hike in North Cheyenne Canon. This is a great opportunity to stay in shape, or get in shape for the women’s backpacking trip at the end of the summer, make a new new friends and explore some new areas.

Cost:  $10

Location:  Mt. Cutler, North Cheyenne Canon

Meet Time:  9 a.m.

End Time:  10:30 a.m.

Sign-up Deadline:  12 p.m. two days prior to the trip.

WOMEN’S INTRO TO BACKPACKING – August 9-11, 2019

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.

Cost:  $175, which includes transportation, equipment rental for certain items, food, and guide/instruction.

Location:  Depart from and return to Outdoor Recreation office. Tentative location is the Buffalo Peaks Wilderness.

Pre-Trip Meeting:  4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 1, to go over logistics, itinerary and do a gear shakedown so you will have time to acquire any last minute items you may need before the trip.

Meet Time:  6 a.m. August 9

End Time:  6 p.m. August 11

Sign-up Deadline:  Registration opens 9:30 a.m. June 3; closes 12 p.m. August 1

WOMEN’S ROCK CLIMBING – July 13, 2019

If you have ever wanted to connect with a group of other adventurous women and experience the challenge and excitement of rock climbing, this is your chance. Join us at Garden of the Gods on this all-women’s trip for a day of climbing amongst some of the most stunning scenery in Colorado Springs.

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

Cost:  $10 R4R eligible participants / $60 general price

Location:  Garden of the Gods

Meet Time:  8 a.m.

End Time:  12 p.m.

Sign-up Deadline:  12 p.m. two days prior to trip.

CAMPER ORIENTATION COURSES – 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays

RPod Camper rentals are back! In order to rent a camper from Outdoor Rec, we require the completion of our 30 minute camper orientation course.

This is to ensure the renter’s complete knowledge of how to operate the camper and all onboard systems. We also require that your vehicle has a Class III hitch and has at least 5000 lbs of towing capacity.

Camper rentals will start in the first week of May.

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.

SAVE MONEY!

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.

 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 not have it tomorrow. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 719-556-4867, Option 1.

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