Outdoor Trips

Fall Outdoor Trip Descriptions

Outdoor Trip Schedule - Fall Schedule!

Educational Clinics Schedule - Fall Schedule!

To register, visit our Guest Service Desk during general Campus Recreation facility hours. If you have specific questions about a trip, visit the SOLE Center Monday - Friday 12-9pm, email sole@uccs.edu, or call 719-255-7517.

Date Trip Descriptions Cost


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White Water Rafting Royal Gorge


Challenge legendary rapids like Sunshine Falls, Sledge Hammer and Boat Eater. The Royal Gorge has everything you could want in a Colorado whitewater rafting trip – big rapids, grand geologic features and intriguing human history. Class III-V rapids pending water flow

Includes transportation and entrance fee. Must be able to swim! Fills Fast! Difficulty: Moderate


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Labor Day- Backpacking in the Rockies


Spend the extended UCCS Labor Day weekend with SOLE on this 3-day, 2-night backpacking trip in majestic Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy the backcountry on this journey to alpine lakes, waterfalls, and the Continental Divide.

Includes transportation, gear, and meals. Difficulty: Moderate


Registration Open!

Skydiving With High Sky Adventures


Dive into the school year with an adrenaline packed leap! This two day, overnight excursion will introduce you into the world of skydiving. We will sleep in the hanger, take a class, and of course, hop out of a plane! Jump is individual static line.

There are restrictions so please contact SOLE with questions. Difficulty: Easy


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Winter Park Mountain Biking


This adrenaline-filled trip will visit the renowned Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park. Ride the lifts and enjoy 40 miles of freeride and downhill mtb trails.

Includes transportation, lift ticket, and UCCS hardtail mountain bike. Difficulty: Moderate to Hard pending on route chosen and fitness level.


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Night Hike & Star Gazing @ the Garden


Take a break from studying and go for a hike under the stars as we explore the Garden of the Gods by flashlight under the night sky! This is a unique opportunity to see the garden in a whole new light!


Registration Open!



Join us for this water-based adventure! We will float our SUP’s into a scenic reservoir for a paddle and some nautical yoga!

Includes SUP, transportation, permit, and gear Difficulty: Easy


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14teener Hike – Quandary Peak


Hike a famous Colorado 14teener. You will witness amazing views and potentially a pack of mountain goats!

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard based on elevation and fitness levels


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Rock Climbing- Garden of the Gods


Get vertical at one of our favorite local crags! We’ll show you the ropes of climbing with opportunities to push your climbing to the next level with lead or multi-pitch climb

Includes transportation and equipment Difficulty: Easy to Moderate


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Sand and Ski Boarding @ Great Sand Dunes National Park


Take skiing and boarding to a new extreme as we venture out to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Using special sand specific sleds and skis we will hit the sand slopes for a new kind of fun!

Includes transportation and rentals Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (Sand hiking involved)


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Fishing the Rockies


Experience the sport of fly fishing as SOLE ventures out to relax and learn the sport of fly fishing. A good time is guaranteed with beautiful views, fresh air, and fish!

Includes transportation and equipment, participants must purchase fishing license prior to departure! Difficulty: Easy


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14teener Hike – Democrat Quad


Check off four 14teeners in one day! The Democrat Quad is one of the most popular 14teener circuits you can conquer as you summit Democrat, Lincoln, Cameron, and Bross. This is a long and tiring day so good fitness is a must!

Difficulty: Hard due to elevation, trek length, and elevation gain/loss)


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Crested Butte Mountain Biking Weekend


Ride 2 full days of epic trails with SOLE! We will camp in Crested Butte and hit the trails all day long!

Includes transportation, meals, SOLE mountain bike (if needed) and 2 days of park passes! Difficulty: Easy to Hard (pending on skill and trails selected)


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Ski & Soak



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.

Includes transportation, lift ticket, hot springs pass. Gear rental and lesson available for additional cost. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.