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S.O.L.E Fall Hours of Operation 

Mon - Fri 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Outdoor Trips

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:

Waiver

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.

  • Fall 2014 Trips
  • LABOR DAY- Backpacking in the Rockies

    Spend the extended UCCS Labor Day weekend with the SOLE program on this 3-day, 2-night backpacking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park.


    Fee: $65

  • Bike Maintenance Workshop

    This workshop will take advantage of the SOLE bike shop and teach students the fundamentals of bike repair. Our professional mechanic will cover topics such as: flat tires, gears, derailleurs, & brakes.


    Fee: FREE

  • 14er Hike - Quandary Peak

    This adventure to the summit a 14,000 foot mountain peak will be a challenging and rewarding hike. At 14,271 ft., Mt. Quandary is the highest peak in the Tenmile Range in Summit County.


    Fee: $15

  • Rock Climbing & Service Weekend

    Join SOLE for a weekend of climbing and service work at the World Class Sport Climbing Mecca – Shelf Road!


    Fee: $25

  • Homecoming - Family Hike

    This fun and engaging hike will be offered in coordination with Homecoming Weekend and will explore the bluffs on campus.


    Fee: FREE

  • Volunteer Trail Day

    Join the UCCS Trails crew to lend a hand to the campus trails! We will build new trail and restore degraded land. Come ready to give back to the outdoors and get dirty! Breakfast, lunch and gloves provided.

    Fee: FREE

  • Sand Dunes Adventure

    Join SOLE on this adventure up to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. We will spend the weekend camping amongst the dunes and getting into many adventures such as sand boarding, skiing, sledding and hiking!

    Fee: $65

  • Mt. Cutler Moonlight Hike

    Join us for this unique experience to hike Mt. Cutler in Cheyenne Canyon via the light of the full moon. Be prepared for fun and beautiful stars.


    Fee: $10

  • Fly Fishing

    This is an excellent introduction to the fly fishing. We will explore one of Colorado’s local rivers and spend the day in pursuit of trout. Fishing equipment and transportation will be provided. Fishing license required.


    Fee: $15

  • Safe Bike Commuting Clinic

    This clinic will provide information to help you in your daily bicycle commute to and from school!


    Fee: FREE

  • Volunteer Trail Day

    Join the UCCS Trails crew to lend a hand to the campus trails! We will build new trail and restore degraded land. Come ready to give back to the outdoors and get dirty! Breakfast, lunch and gloves provided.


    Fee: FREE

  • Bike Maintenance Workshop

    This workshop will take advantage of the SOLE bike shop and teach students the fundamentals of bike repair. Our professional mechanic will cover topics such as: flat tires, gears, derailleurs, & brakes.


    Fee: FREE

  • Halloween Costume Ride

    Join SOLE for the 2nd annual Halloween Bike Ride! We will ride around campus then to University Village for lunch specials. A great way to meet fellow riders and get to know safe bike routes on and around campus!


    Fee: FREE

  • Rock Climbing - Garden of the Gods

    Take advantage of the wonderful climbing opportunities available in Colorado! A great opportunity to learn the basics of rock climbing.


    Fee: $15

  • Ski Tuning Workshop

    Get your skis ready for the season! This workshop will utilize the SOLE ski shop to teach the basics of ski maintenance and repair. Topics covered include general ski care, waxing techniques, ski base repair, and edge tuning.


    Fee: FREE

  • Volunteer Trail Day

    Join the UCCS Trails crew to lend a hand to the campus trails! We will build new trail and restore degraded land. Come ready to give back to the outdoors and get dirty! Breakfast, lunch and gloves provided.


    Fee: FREE

  • Explore the Springs Bike Ride

    Join fellow cyclists to explore our local trails and bike routes! This ride is a great opportunity to gain familiarity with safe commuting routes around town.

     


    Fee: FREE

  • Winter Riding Clinic

    Winter is around the corner! Come get some basic tips that will keep you warm and pedaling all year long!

     


    Fee: FREE

  • Avalanche Awareness Clinic

    This classroom based session is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in avalanche education. The clinic will focus on the basics of snow safety.

     


    Fee: FREE

  • Ski & Soak Trip - Monarch Mt. & Hot Springs

    Jump on the UCCS Ski Bus and head up to Monarch Ski Area for the day. After the slopes we will soak at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs before returning to UCCS. Cost includes transportation, lift ticket and hot springs pass.

     


    Fee: $85

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.