Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to go, sign up early. For details and to sign up, call us at 719-556-4867, option #1.
This is so cool; it’s a must for anyone who loves the outdoors. Spend two fantastic nights on the Arkansas River with our senior guides. At night, enjoy fun games and relax while our guides prepare some of the best backcountry cuisine you will ever have. Spend two days of rafting and camping on one of the most beautiful, popular rivers in the country.
Dates: Friday – Sunday, July 7-9
Times: Meet at 1 p.m. Friday, July 7; return at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday, July 9.
Pre-Trip Meeting: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 5
Sign up: NLT one week prior to trip departure.
Requirements: Must be at least 8 years old, and must be able to swim.
We’re ready to take your weekend to new heights. Literally! Join OAP for an expedition style ascent of one of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks (14ers). After establishing a base camp Friday, we’ll make a fast and light bid for the summit on Saturday, with a relaxed hike out on Sunday.
Dates: Friday – Sunday, July 28-30
Pre-Trip Meeting: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 26
Sign up: NLT July 19
This is a great introduction to whitewater kayaking. We will begin with the basics in our heated indoor pool on Wednesday. On Saturday, we will head out to the Arkansas River so you can apply your newly learned skills. Saturday night, we’ll camp next to the river and enjoy some of OAP’s delicious cuisine. Sunday we are back on the river to further develop our whitewater kayaking skills such as scouting rapids, introduction to hydrology, and river rescue techniques. Let our friendly guides take you on a fun, memorable weekend.
Pool Session: 5-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 2
Dates: Saturday – Sunday, August 5-6. Meet 7 a.m. Saturday, August 5; return approximately 4 p.m. Sunday, August 6.
Sign up: NLT one week prior to trip departure.
Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old, and must be a confident swimmer.
Spend your days enjoying guided bike tours of some of Durango’s extensive trail system and spend your nights relaxing in the natural Piedra Hot Springs. Weekend includes: Guided biking, transportation, meals, necessary equipment and camping accommodations (camping accommodations are primitive).
Dates: Friday – Monday, September 1-4
Pre-Trip Meeting: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 30
Cost: $300 for active duty and their dependents; $350 for other qualified users.
Sign up: NLT August 23.
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.
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.
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.
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 beginner 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