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S.O.L.E Spring Hours of Operation 

Mon - Fri 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Outdoor Trips

Trip Descriptions

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Trip eligibility

UCCS students, faculty/staff and alumni are eligible to register for outdoor trips. In the event that there is space available, students may bring a guest, provided the guest’s attendance does not exclude a UCCS student’s. Priority is given to UCCS students and affiliates. All ability and skill levels welcome, unless otherwise indicated.

Trip registration
Registration opens the Friday 2 weeks prior to the trip date and continues until the trip is full. Please visit the S.O.L.E. Center Monday-Friday from 2-6 PM to register. Full trip cost is due at the time of registration. The following forms will need to be completed upon registration:


Medical Form

For special accommodations, please contact Andrea Hassler, Trails and Outdoors Coordinator, at 719-255-7508.

Not all trips and workshops are offered every semester. Please check this semester’s schedule for specific trips and workshops offered.

Trip fees

Trip fees indicated are for students, faculty/staff and alumni, and cover the cost of transportation and most gear. All trip attendees must provide their own personal gear, e.g. clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, etc. Multi-day trip fees do cover food costs. Single day trip fees do not cover food costs.

Trip payment

Payment for outdoor trips is managed at the front desk of the UCCS Recreation Center. Both the “waiver” and “medical form” are required at the time of payment for the registration process to be considered completed. Campus Recreation accepts cash, checks and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa).

Trip cancellation

The Campus Recreation S.O.L.E. Program reserves the right to cancel a trip in the event of inclement weather, schedule conflicts, or if the minimum number of sign-ups were not met. Registrants will be contacted via e-mail to inform them of the cancellation of a trip. A full refund will be issued to registrants if the S.O.L.E. Program cancels a trip.

Refund policy

Refunds will only be issued in the event that S.O.L.E. cancels a trip.

Pre-trip meetings

Select programs, activities or trips require attendance at a pre-trip meeting. Information discussed and education provided at the pre-trip meetings are related to safety and risk management, elements essential to the enjoyment of the particular activity or trip. Meetings are held in the S.O.L.E. Center at the UCCS Recreation Center, and registrants will be informed of the meeting date and time via e-mail. Failure to attend a pre-trip meeting disqualifies a registrant from participation in the activity or trip.

Trip food

Single day trips
Single day trip attendees are expected to provide their own food, snacks and drinks. The Outdoor Program and its staff do not provide food or snacks on single day trips.

Multi-day trips
The cost of food and snacks are included in the trip fee for multi-day trips. Menu planning and special accommodations and needs are all discussed at the pre-trip meeting.

Trip departure and arrival

S.O.L.E. Program staff and trip attendees all meet at, and depart promptly from the S.O.L.E. Center.