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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.

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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.

Youth Programming - Hiking 101

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Date: Saturday, Sept. 3 & Oct. 1 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Age: 12 years & up
Location: Northside Aztlan Center
Fee: Free

Meet with our lead instructor(s) to discuss offering for teens. Cover the basics, tips, class offerings, and supplies needed to feel confident when you're ready to hit the trails. Note: Registration required.

Register online here.

Youth programming- Teen hiking

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Times: Saturdays (7:30 a.m.-4:30 pm.)
Age:
12-15 years
Location: Northside Aztlan Center
Cost: $41

Hit the trails with your peers. Hikes are guided by a lead insturctor.

Cirque Meadows - Sept. 17
Stunning views of four great cirques via CSU mountain Campus. Note: Moderate; milage (round trip): 7 miles; lowest elevation: 8,930ft.; highest elevation: 9,790 ft.

Mummy Pass Trail - Sept. 24
Trek to the timberline with views galore. Note: Challenging; mileage (round trip): 9 miles; loweste elevation: 9,000 ft.; highest elevation: 10,800 ft.

Register online here.

Youth Programming- Parent/Teen Hiking

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Time: Saturday (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Meeting Location: Northside Aztlan Center
Age: 12 years & up
Fee: $41

Hit the trails with your folks. Hikes are guided by a lead instructor.

Gem Lake- Sept. 10
View of Estes Park with a lake destination. Mileage (round trip): 3.1 miles; lowest elevation: 7,882 ft.; highest elevation: 8,830 ft.

Cub Lake -October 8
A fall favorite in Rocky Mountain National Park. Features a trail covered in fall colors with a lake destination. Mileage (round trip): 4.6 miles; lowest elevation: 8,121 ft.; highest elevation: 8,624 ft.

Emerald Lake-October 15
A popular trail along three lakes and with scenic views of Longs Peak. Mileage (round trip): 3.16 miles; lowest elevation:9,400 ft.; highest elevation: 10,000 ft.

Register online here.

Fall Hiking Trips

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Dates and Times: Varying
Age:
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.