Day Trips

 

TRIP AVAILABILITY

Trips fill quickly!  Some customers check our Web pages daily and sign up for new and exciting trips immediately.  Please stop in or call to inquire about availability.

 

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.

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ROCK CLIMBING

 

Ready to take your climbing skills outside? Join Outdoor Recreation in a beginner friendly outdoor climbing day at 11 Mile Canyon. We know the ropes, so to speak.  So come with us for a solid introduction to this fantastic sport.  Transportation, equipment, guide and lunch are included.

Cost:  $85/person.
Location:  11 Mile Canyon (Meet at Outdoor Recreation).
Restrictions:  Open to ages 8 and older.
Sign-up Deadline:  Noon Thursday before the trip date.
Date:  Sat., September 10

 

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OUT OF THE BLUE SKYDIVING

 

Ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush? Sign up for our skydiving trip today! You’ll enjoy a plane ride to an altitude of 18,000 feet and, from there, you’ll jump out of a perfectly good aircraft into a 5000-foot freefall that is sure to get your adrenaline going.  After the tandem freefall, your instructor will deploy the parachute and you can relax and enjoy the views on your way back down to earth.  Transportation, sky dive instructors, and snacks are included.

Cost:  General price, $255/person; R4R price, $60/person.
Location:  (Meet at Outdoor Recreation)
Restrictions:  Must be 18 years of age or older and weigh less than 225 pounds, no exceptions.
Sign-up Deadline:  Noon Thursday prior to trip date.
Date:  Sat., September 24

 

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HORSEBACK  RIDING


This ride is for all riding abilities where a knowledgeable guide will escort you through beautiful trails and provide a variety of mountain views.  Along the way, you may see over 100 varieties of wildflowers and possibly some of the forest fauna.  Mule deer, elk, Abert’s squirrels and other indigenous animals are not an uncommon sight.  Enjoy fresh air and the feeling of getting back to nature on this one-hour ride through the Rocky Mountains.

Cost:  General price, $85; R4R price, $35
Location:  (Meet at Outdoor Recreation)
Restrictions:  Open to ages 7 and older; participants must weigh no more than 200 pounds.
Sign-up Deadline:  No later than noon Thursday prior to trip.
Date:  Sat., October 1

 

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SUNRISE HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE – FULL!


Prepare yourself for the unknown on a Colorado balloon ride.  Since the first flight in 1783, scientists, explorers, and sightseers have attempted to tame the gentle giants to no avail.  The balloon flies free of earthly and human bonds as a dance with the almighty winds sets your adventure in motion.  Enjoy thrilling heights and breathtaking views as you watch the sun come up over the great plains of eastern Colorado, or turn your head west to the great Rocky Mountains and witness the purple mountains majesty of America the Beautiful.

Cost:  $250 General price; $50 R4R price
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Restrictions:  Minimum age is 6 years old; maximum weight is 250 pounds.  Female participants may NOT be pregnant.
Sign-up Deadline:  No later than noon Thursday before the trip.  This trip is FULL!
Date:  Sat., October 8

 

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FLY FISHING

 

Learn how to fly fish with a professional guide on Colorado’s renowned waters. Come join us for a full day trip with 6 hours in the water, certified guides and plenty of fish. The focus of this trip is to learn or advance you casting skills with a fly rod. There is no experience necessary for this trip, Equipment, transportation and lunch are included with this trip.

Cost:  TBD.
Location:  Meet at Outdoor Recreation.
Restrictions:  Must have a Colorado Fishing License – Not included with cost of trip.   Must be at least 6 years old or older, and able to be calm on the water.
Sign-up Deadline:  By noon Thursday prior to the trip date.  This trip has ONE SPOT OPEN!
Date:  Sat., October 15

 

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BEGINNER MOUNTAIN BIKING

 

Details TBD.

Cost:  $40/person.
Location:  Meet at Outdoor Recreation.
Restrictions:
Sign-up Deadline:  By noon Thursday before trip date.
Date:  Sat., October 22

 

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COLORADO WOLF AND WILDLIFE CENTER

 

 

Join us for an interactive and educational trip to the Wolf and Wildlife Center. This trip will include a 1 hour educational guided tour of the wolves, coyotes and foxes, and an up-close and personal meet-and-greet with the wolves. Transportation is included with this trip.

Cost:  General Price, $190/person; R4R Price$30.
Location:  Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (Meet at Outdoor Recreation).
Restrictions:  Must be at least 18 years of and or older, and follow clothing restrictions:  Long sleeved tops and long pants are required to prevent scratches.
Sign-up Deadline:  By noon Thursday prior to the trip date.
Date:  Sat., November 5

 

 

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FALCONRY

 

Join us for this trip to the Broadmoor’s Falconry experience. This unique opportunity that allows you an up-close encounter with majestic birds of prey, and the option to fly one of the birds under the supervision of a falconer.  This trip meets at the Broadmoor.

Cost:  General Price, $210/person, R4R Price, $60/person.
Location:  Meet at the Broadmoor.
Restrictions:  You must be 5 years or older to participate in this activity.
Sign-up Deadline:  By noon Thursday before the trip date.
Date:  Sat., Nov. 19

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R4R ELIGIBILITY: The Recharge for Resiliency initiative is directed specifically toward the Active Duty and Reserve members to include their families at each base. This means that retirees, civilians and foreign military are not eligible for R4R discounted rates. Other branches of the US military are not eligible unless they are part of an Air Force led joint-based scenario, or are permanently assigned to an Air Force base.

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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!

 

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SINGLE AIRMAN PROGRAM INITIATIVE (SAPI)

Thanks to the Single Airman Program Initiative (SAPI) 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 may not have it forever. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 719-556-4867, Option 1.

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