Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center

Student Outdoor Learning Experience (S.O.L.E.)

Outdoor Trip Descriptions

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Date Trip Descriptions Cost
9/2-4 Labor Day-Backpacking in the Rockies $75
  Spend the extended UCCS Labor Day weekend with S.O.L.E. 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.
Registration Open: 8/14 Includes transportation, gear, and meals.
9/9-10 Skydiving With High Sky Adventures $140
  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!
Registration Open: 8/28 There are restrictions so please contact SOLE with questions.
9/16 Pikes Peak Standup Paddleboard $60
  Join us for this water-based adventure in the mountains! We will float our standup paddleboards into a scenic reservoir for a scenic paddle and some nautical yoga!
Registration Open: 9/4 Includes transportation, permit, and gear
9/20 Night Hike & Star Gazing @ the Garden $10
  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: 9/4
9/23 Winter Park Mountain Biking Adventure $60
  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.
Registration Open: 9/11 Includes transportation, lift ticket, and UCCS hardtail mtn bike; full suspension bike rental available for additional cost.
9/30-1 Rock Climbing and Service Weekend $60
  A weekend of climbing and trail work at the world-class sport climbing mecca – Shelf Road! We will spend one-day building trails followed by an evening camping out under the stars. The following day we will spend rock climbing to our hearts content!
Registration Open: 9/18 Includes transportation, gear, and food.
10/7 Sand and Ski Boarding @ Great Sand Dunes National Park $40
  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!
Registration Open: 9/25 Includes rentals, and transportation.
10/14 Rock Climbing- Garden of the Gods $20
  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 climbs.
Registration Open: 10/2 Includes transportation, and equipment
10/20 Wild and Scenic Film Festival $10
$15
  Experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers, climbing the highest peaks and trekking across the globe with adventure films from around the world. These short films will leave you feeling INSPIRED and MOTIVATED to go out and make a difference.Drinks Included. $10 presale, $15 door. Purchase tickets at SOLE Center
Registration Open: On-going
10/21 Volunteer Trail Service FREE
  We are heading to the Bluffs to restore the historical trail behind campus. Originally known as “The Happy Trail,” campus hikers and bikers alike have loved this trail to pieces. Help serve to bring the trail and land back to a healthy condition!
Registration Open: 10/9
12/2 Ski & Soak Trip- Monarch Mtn. & Hot Springs $80
  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.
Registration Open: 11/13 Includes transportation, transportation, lift ticket, hot springs pass. Gear rental and lesson available for additional cost.
5/22-28 Costa Rica Exploration $1,338
  Join SOLE and the Global Engagement Office as we venture to Costa Rica to tour cities, hike rainforests, relax on the beaches, and spend 1 day volunteering at the Asis Project aiding at the wildlife preservation center. This is truly an experience of a lifetime! Deposit Due by Sept. 30th of $150
Registration Open: TBA Contact the SOLE Center for more information. Academic Credit may be available.
To Register: Visit the S.O.L.E. Center Mon/Wed/Fri 2-6 PM with trip payment.
Email: sole@uccs.edu
Phone: (719) 255-7517
www.uccs.edu/campusrec
The S.O.L.E. Center is located in the UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center.
We offer: Equipment Rentals, Bouldering Wall, Ski & Bike Tuning and Commuter Bikes.