Our Low Elements offer group-oriented initiatives that foster leadership, personal awareness, communication, teamwork, creativity and problem solving while staying close to the ground. Groups focus on building a strong foundation of trust enabling them to focus on teamwork, while individuals learn techniques for leadership and interpersonal skills.

Our 42 foot tall High Ropes Course will challenge both individuals and groups alike! With our Challenge by Choice philosophy groups can continue to build on the foundation of trust developed during the low elements experience, while also allowing team members the opportunity to accomplish personal goals.

 

We design a custom program for each group based on your needs and goals. Your program will start with relaxed, fun activities and progress through a series of challenges on our low and high courses designed to help you reach your individual and group goals.

  • Are you a new group that needs to break the ice and get to know each other better?
  • Do you want to improve communication, build trust, or work on your group problem-solving?
  • How about exploring your individual leadership styles?

Let us know what your goals are and we will help you reach them!

We can plan a program for any length of time between 2 hours and 8 hours. You can choose to focus on our low elements, high elements, or for programs of at least 4 hours experience both!

  • 2 hour - perfect for a group with limited time, or to really focus in on one or two goals on our low course.
  • 4 hour - a half day is perfect to focus on your team's goals on our low course. We can also offer a shorter low course with a brief sample of our high ropes course to cap off your program.
  • 6 hour - an excellent opportunity to experience individual and group challenges on both our low course and high ropes course with your team.
  • 8 hour - spend a full day with us building your teamwork through progressive challenges on our low course and enjoy plenty of time to explore your personal limits on our high ropes course!

  • Our minimum group size is 8, maximum is 100.*
  • For any group larger than 15, we will divide you into smaller working groups for some of our challenges. We can choose groups randomly when you arrive, or if you'd like to plan your smaller groups in advance, please confirm with your facilitators the number of groups to plan for (usually of 12-15 people each). 
  • If your participants are younger than 18 years, you will need a minimum of one adult chaperone per group. There is no charge for chaperones unless you would like them to participate in the program. 
  • *If your group is smaller or larger, email or call to talk about your options!

Rates are per person and based on the length of your program. We can plan a program for any length of time between 2 hours and 8 hours, with the cost pro-rated based on the rates below. 

CU Boulder and Public School groups:

We offer discounted rates for our CU campus community and for Colorado public schools. 

  2 hour 4 hour 6 hour 8 hour
CU students $13 $23 $33 $43
CU staff $18 $28 $38 $48
Colorado Public Schools $23 $33 $43 $53

All other groups:

  2 hour 4 hour 6 hour 8 hour
Youth $28 $38 $48 $58
Adults $40 $80 $120 $160

  • The Challenge Course is open from April through mid-November*, 6 days a week from Tuesday through Sunday. 
  • We offer programs between 2 hours and 8 hours in length, and can begin as early as 1 hour after sunrise and finish as late as 1 hour before sunset
  • Reserve your date a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, or as early as January for any date in the following season. Our most popular times of year fill up several months in advance, so plan your reservation as soon as you know your dates!
  • We also offer year-round indoor teambuilding programs at the Rec Center on campus. Availability is limited as our indoor space is shared. Please email to inquire about an indoor program, or to request a program date outside our regular operating days.
  • *Exact opening and closing dates are weather dependent.

Are you ready to plan your next adventure on our challenge course? 

  1. Download the Reservation Request form.
  2. Fill it out.
  3. Email it to us at challenge@colorado.edu.

It only takes a few minutes, and lets us know basic details like your group size, goals, and preferred dates so that we can start planning your program. Once we have your Reservation Request form, we will get in touch with you to reserve your date and plan your customized program with you! 

  • Program Checklist - Checklist to guide you through all of the steps to plan your event on the challenge course.
  • Orientation - What to expect, what to bring, and what to wear at the challenge course. Share this with everyone in your group!
  • Participant Waiver - Everyone in your group will need to print, sign, and bring to the challenge course on the day of your program. Help us reduce our waste by requesting paperless waivers with Docusign when you reserve your program!
  • Directions and Map - How to find us and where to park. 

Please email us at challenge@colorado.edu with any additional questions!