The Outdoor Program provides a gateway for students to experience adventure programming and the great outdoors. We strive to create an inclusive environment and community that promotes skill-building for a variety of outdoor recreational activities, environmental awareness and appreciation of nature.

The Outdoor Program operates on the original homelands of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapahoe and Shoshoni peoples. CU Systemwide Land Recognition Statement.


Incoming Student Trips

The Outdoor Program is excited to offer incoming student trips for first-year and transfer students that are geared toward developing relationships with other CU students while exploring various areas around Boulder.

Challenge Course

The Challenge Course offers both low and high initiatives aimed at developing your organizations group processes and interpersonal skills. Various program offerings are available.

Trips & Courses

What better place to enjoy the outdoors than Colorado?  The Outdoor Program offers a variety of trips and course that allows you to explore the beauty of Colorado!

Equipment Rentals

For those of you who enjoy the outdoors, the Outdoor Program is the place to start! Your choice of equipment for the mountains or here on campus is available at extremely reasonable rates.

Climbing Gym

The CU Outdoor Program is excited to offer a wide variety of bouldering and route climbing terrain for all skill levels in its 7,000+ square ft. climbing gym.

Adventure Planning Center

The Adventure Planning Center is your go to resource for planning your travel and adventure needs!