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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.

Summer Hikes

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Location and Dates below
8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. (Unless noted
Cost: $30/$25.50 Member (Unless noted othewise)

Mummy Pass Trail
Thursday, July 28 (7:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.)
Cost: $41/$34.85 members
Trek to the Timberline with views galore. Note: Challenging; mileage: 9 miles; lowest elevation 9000ft.; highest elevation 10800 ft.

Medicine Bow Peak Trail - Wyoming
Wednesday, Aug. 3 (7:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.)
Cost: $41/$34.85 members

Begins at timberline and offers scenic views of alphine lakes and forest below. Note: Challenging; milage: 10 miles; lowest elevation: 10200 ft.; highest elevation: 11500 ft.  

American Lakes Trail
Wednesday, Aug. 10 (7:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.)
Cost: $41/$34.85 members
Scenic hike to the lakes with lots of wildflowers on the Rocky Mountain National Park boundary at Thunder Pass. Note: Challenging; milage: 10 miles; lowest elevation: 9800ft.; highest elevation: 11200 ft.

Big South
Thursday, Aug. 18
Vistas of rugged canyon as you trek through the subalpine forest. Note: moderat; milage: 5 miles; lowest elevation: 8500 ft.; highest elevation: 8900 ft.

Trap Park
Thursday, Aug. 23
Expansive views of Neoto Wilderness. It also happens to be a popular moose area. Note: Easy; mileage: 6 miles; lowest elevation: 10000 ft.; highest elevation: 10500 ft.

Register online here.


Hiking Trips

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Dates and Times: Varying
18 years & Up
Location: Senior Center
Cost: Varying

Designed for adults who enjoy a good physical challenge, but can also accommodate a range of individual paces.

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.

Some trips are in the backcountry of the poudre Canyon without available visitor centers. Trips made to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) require a Parks Pass, Golden Age Pass, or $20 entry fee.

You should be in good health and capable of moderate physical activity. Bring your own equipment, water and food. Cost includes guide and sweep. Note: ratings are subjective and offered as a general guide for each hike level

Register online for a variety unique hikes here.

Outdoor Strolls

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Take a short, easy, level strolls in scenic areas at your own pace. You determine the distance you want to walk. Perfect for photographers and artists. No guide, but driver accompanies. Appropriate footwear is required. Strolls are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $20/$17 for Senior Center members.            

August 1: Walburga Abbey

August 15: Lady Moon 

Register online here.