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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.

Youth Fishing Trips

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Beginner fishing trip. Fish in town at some of Fort Collins' best bass ponds. Bring a sack lunch and a water bottle. Fishing poles and supplies provided. For ages 9-12 years. Trips are on Tuesdays (9 A.M. - Noon) and meet at Northside Aztlan Center.

Register online for a variety of dates here.

Summer Hikes

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Location and Dates below
8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $30/$25.50 Member

Montgomery Pass
Thursday, July 7
This short route to get to the timberline offers a spectacular view of wildflowers. Note: moderate, milage: 4 miles; lowest elevation 9920ft.; highest elevation 10999ft.

Lost Glacier- Wyoming
Thursday, July 14
Views include serval alpine lakes, Snowy Range Peaks, and lots of wildflowers. Note: Moderate; mileage 4 miles; lowest elevation 10800ft.; highest elevation: 11000ft.

B-17 Bomer site (Pingree Park)
Wednesday, July 20
Wonderful views around the boulder field crash site. Note: Moderate, mileage 5 miles; lowest elevation: 9000ft; highest elevation 10300ft.

Mummy Pass Trail
Thursday, July 28
Trek to the Timberline with views galore. Note: Challenging; mileage: 9 miles; lowest elevation 9000ft.; highest elevation 10800 ft.

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.      

July 11: Wonderland Lake

July 25: Bobcat Ridge

August 1: Walburga Abbey

August 15: Lady Moon



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Hikes are from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and depart from the Fort Collins Senior Center. Cost: $30/$25.50 for Senior Center members.

June 8: Lower Dadd Gulch
Forested hike with flowers, interesting rock formations and canyon views.
Rating: Easy; mileage: 7 miles; Lowest Elevation: 7030 ft.; Highest Elevation: 8474 ft

June 14: Mount Margaret
Scenic hike through Ponderosa Pine Forest.
Rating: Easy; mileage: 8; Lowest Elevation: 8093 ft.; Highest Elevation: 8183 ft.

June 21: Ouzel Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park
Visit three different waterfalls along this trail ending at the 40 foot Ouzel Falls.
Rating: Moderate; mileage: 5.4 miles; Lowest Elevation: 8500 ft.; Highest Elevation:9366 ft.

June 30: Cirque Meadows, Pingree Park
Stunning views of four great cirques via the Colorado State University Mountain Campus.
Rating: Moderate; mileage: 7 miles; Lowest Elevation: 8930 ft.; Highest Elevation: 9790 ft.

Register online here for a these and a variety of other hiking trips.