Adventure Programs and Education

Adventure Programs and Education (APE) offers a broad range of trips and instructional courses that help you explore the beauty of Colorado. Call to schedule private trips, special group excursions or a custom adventure package. Our full-time, certified outdoor professionals can teach you the necessary skills for good decision-making in the great outdoors. Programs are structured with the highest regard for customer service, safety and preservation of the environment. Come talk to our outdoor staff at the Outdoor Recreation Complex and learn more about what adventures the Rocky Mountains have to offer.  

Hours of Operation

Monday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Federal Holidays Closed
Delayed Reporting Days 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Contact

7093 Specker Ave
Bldg. 2429
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WiFi Available

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1(719)526-5176

Military DSN Tel:
(312)691-5176

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Ski & Snowboard Trips

Get on the Bus Schedule

November 23 - Loveland

November 30 - Loveland OR Breckenridge

December 14 - Monarch

December 21 - Monarch OR Breckenridge

December 28 - Monarch OR Copper Mountain

January 4 - Monarch OR Breckenridge

January 11 - Monarch

January 18 - Monarch

January 25 - Monarch OR Copper Mountain

February 1 - Monarch

February 8 - Monarch OR Keystone

February 15 - Monarch

February 22 - Monarch

February 29 - Monarch OR Breckenridge

March 7 - Monarch

March 14 - Monarch OR Breckenridge

March 21 - Monarch

March 28 - Monarch OR Keystone

April 4 - Loveland

April 11 - Loveland

Times: 6:00am - 6:00pm Meets at Outdoor Recreation BLDG 2429

Price: 

$95 includes Lift Ticket (Just Monarch or Loveland), Transportation & Rental Skis or Snowboard

$85 includes Lift Ticket (Just Monarch or Loveland) & Transportation

$65 includes Rental Skis or Snowboard & Transportation

$45 Just transportation

 

Fun Trips

Great Sand Dunes

Have you ever snowboarded down a dune? Well if you haven't this is the trip for you!  We will drive you out to the Great Sand Dunes where we will spend the day.

Dates: October 12 & 26, November 9

Time: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Cost: $100 per person, if signing up with 4 or more at the same time $70 per person

Requirements: No age restrictions.

 

Fall Brew Tour

What goes best together then fall and pumpkins? Come out on a special Fall Brew Tour to sample some great fall brews.

Dates: October 11

Time: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cost: $20

 

Pumpkin Patch Day

Spend a beautiful day with the family at Diana’s pumpkin patch and apple orchard in true fall fashion. With plenty of activities for the young ones, this day with bring your family closer together with pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more. Each person may pick out one pumpkin from the field upon arrival.

Dates: October 19

Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: 18 & Older $20, Ages 6-17 $15, 5 & Under Free

    

Field of Screams

2 Corn Mazes, a Haunted House and then to top it all off a Paintball Zombie Shootout. Jump on the bus and scream with us at Field of Screams.

Dates: October 26

Time: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cost: $135

 

Hot Springs Day

Ski & Snowboard season is right around the corner. What great way to have a stress free day then soaking in a hot springs for the day.

Dates: November 16

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $60

Winter Activities

Full Moon Snowshoe or Hike

The winter wonderland we call home never looks so peaceful under a full moon with the snow shining like diamonds. Location TBD

Date: January 10

Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cost: $35

 

Ice Castles around Colorado

Dillon: Be a part of the ice castles that are famous on Instagram. Trip includes transportation and admission tickets.

Date: January 11

Time: TBA

Cost: $85

Breckenridge: Be a part of the ice sculpture event that includes fireworks and a grand illumination in the heart of Breckenridge

Date: January 25

Time: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

Cost: $35

Cripple Creek: Gamble on how cool these ice castles and sculptures will be.

Date: February 8

Time: TBA

Cost: $35

 

Fort Carson Ski & Snowboard Day

This is the day that everyone needs to come out to play!  This day will not just be skiing and snowboarding…other options include snowshoeing or sliding down a tubing hill.

Date: January 17

Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

Cost: 

$65 includes Lift Ticket to Monarch or Loveland, Gear Rental & Transportation

$45 includes lift ticket & Transportation

$35 includes Gear Rental & Transportation

$25 Just Transportation

 

Snowshoe OR Cross Country Ski Trip

We are going to keystone for this adventure. You will have your option between Green Cross Country Skiing, Blue Snowshoeing or Black Diamond Snowshoeing.

Dates: February 8 or March 28

Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

Cost: 

$55 for either Green or Blue

$95 for Black Diamond Snowshoeing

    

Valentines Weekend Getaway

Get away for this holiday weekend in this romantic spot that will include skiing, snowboarding, hot springs and vapor caves.

Dates: February 15-16

Time: 6:00am (Saturday) - 6:00pm (Sunday)

Cost: Call 719-526-2186 for pricing

 

Fat Bike Trip

Glide through the winter snow in a new fashion!  Fat Bikes!!

Date: February 22

Time: 7:00am - 1:00pm

Cost: $45

 

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Trip

Date: March 7

Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

Cost: Call 719-526-2186 for pricing

Ski & Snowboard Expo and the Winter Wonderland 3 Day Event

VIP Night

First look first chance to buy our winter apparel & used gear that will on sale during Tree Lighting & Santa's Workshop 

  • December 5

5:30pm - 7:30pm @ the Special Event Center

Tickets are on sale now at Outdoor Recreation (BLDG 2429)

$20 for Adults

$10 for Childern under 15 years old

AT THE DOOR PRICE

$25 for Adults

$15 for Childern under 15 years old

 

Tree Lighting & Gear Sale

Winter apparel on sale, new and used skis and snowboards & Fort Carson's offical kick off to the holiday season.

  • December 6

5:30pm 8:30pm

FREE

 

Ski & Snowboard Expo

Winter apparel on sale, new and used skis and snowboards, Colorado ski areas reps and so much more!

  • December 7

 

10:00am - 2:00pm @ the Special Event Center

FREE​​​​​​​

PT Options & Custom Programs

PT Options

We offer PT Climbing, Mountain Biking and Team Building.

Call 719-526-2186 to set up a new way to PT!

 

Outdoor Recreation also offers custom trips, portable climbing wall rentals & bus rentals.

Call 719-526-2186 to set up a custom trip or a special rental. 

We can make any of our programs into a custom one!

Rock Based Programs

Morning in the Garden

Join us as we climb in picturesque Garden of the Gods!

Dates: October 19, November 2

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Requirements: Must be 8 years or older

Cost: $45

 

Climbing Wall Orientation

This introductory class covers knots, belay techniques & climbing communication. Become certified to belay climbers at the indoor climbing walls on post. Class is held at Outdoor Recreation.

Dates: September 5 & 19, October 3 &17, November 7 & 21, December 12

2020 Dates: January 2 & 16 & 30, February 13 & 27, March 12 & 26, April 9 & 23

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Requirements: Must be 14 years or older

Cost: $20

 

Water Based Programs

Whitewater Rafting

The Arkansas River is one of the most commercially rafted rivers in the country. With miles of world-class whitewater, pristine canyons, & incredible wildlife; this family friendly programs has something for everyone!

Dates: We will return to the Arkansas River for trips in June 2020

 

If you are interested in becoming a raft guide with us, contact Adventure Programs at 719-526-5176

 

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)

Stand up paddle board, SUP for short, has quickly become the fastest growing aquatic sport in the world. This relaxing activity is a great way to get out and explore some of Colorado's lakes. Our staff will teach the basics so that everyone in your family can get out and explore Colorado.

Dates:  October 12th

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Requirements: Must be at least 14 years or older & be able to swim

Cost: $40