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Outdoor Recreation

The Outdoor Recreation program provides physical, mental and emotional challenges resulting in social interaction, improved physical health, well being and increased knowledge. Adults have the opportunity to participate in hikes, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, rafting, fishing and many more outdoor activities. Our day trips and overnight trips allow adults to visit wilderness and escape from the routine and pressure of daily life to enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature.


Register for Programs Online

To register for the programs below, visit our online database and search for the class to register. You can also call 970-221-6655 to register over the phone.

Outdoor Strolls

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Age: 50 years & up
Cost: $21
These short, easy level strolls in scenic areas are at your own pace and you determine the distance you want to walk. Perfect for photographers and artists. No guide, but driver accompanies. Appropriate footwear is required. To register for the strolls listed below, click here.


  • Pawnee Buttes: April 27
  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal: May 11
  • Gateway Park: May 25 

CPR & First Aid

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Age: 14 years & up
Location: Senior Center

Learn the basic first aid procedures, as well as adult, child, and infant CPR. Great for daycare providers. Two certificates from the Emergency Care Safety Institute-AAOS are issued at the end of the class. Book included.

Register for a variety of dates and times here.

Spring Hikes

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Desinged for adults ages 50 years & up who enjoy a good physical challenge, but can also accommadate a range of individual paces. Ages 18 years & up are welcome. Depending on the snow levels, these trips could become hikes instead of showshoeing.

No formal instruction, but trips are led by experienced guides with wilderness first aid training. Vans are equipped with portable AEDs and guides carry spot GPS positioning in case of emergency.

Trips are from (8 a.m.- 4 p.m.) unless otherwise noted. Register for any of the trips below here.

  • Mount Margaret: Friday, Apr. 28
  • Turkey Roost Cherokee Park: Wednesday, May 3
  • Bobcat Ridge: Wednesday, May 10
  • Homestead Meadows: Thursday, May 18
  • Dadd Gulch: Friday, May 26
  • Deer Mountain: Wednesday, May 31

Survival in the Wild

Lighting and Fire: Saturday, Apr. 29 (8 am.-2 p.m.)
Age: 12- 15 years
Location: Northside Aztlan Center

Sharpen and challenge the outdoor skills gained in the wilderness through scenario topics. Topics explored: weather, campsite selection, emergency action plan, knot building, survival plants, fishing, traps, decision making, and leadership building. Prerequisite: Wilderness Explorer or Survival in the Woods Camp.

Register online here.