Year 2 Outdoor Experiences

Year 2 @ CSU, Campus Recreation Outdoor Programs and the CSU Mountain Campus have partnered to create outdoor experiences for second year students!  These programs provide second year students the opportunity to connect with other second year students and experience the northern Colorado outdoors.


14er Service Project at Grays & Torreys Peaks

(Registration will become available in late August)

When: Friday, September 15th @ 4:30pm - Sunday, September 17th @ 7pm

Where: Grays & Torreys Peaks

Capacity:  17 participants (the first 17 students to sign up are guaranteed a spot, everyone else after will be put on a waiting list). **Once you register, you'll be provided with an info sheet that provides detailed information related to the trip. 

Cost:  $20 (to be paid at the pre-trip meeting), additionally, once you register, your attendance is expected

Cost Includes:  Food, Transportation, Tents/shelter

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting at the Rec Center Outdoor Programs suite (date TBA) for all participants.  We cover the details of the trip, talk about gear and equipment, and answer any questions you might have.  

Trip Description:  We will be volunteering with the Colorado 14ers Initiative to help restore one of the most heavily used trails in Colorado. Grays and Torreys Peaks are two of the closest and easiest 14ers to Denver, and with that convenience often comes degradation. Sponsored by the Outdoor Program, this Year 2 @ CSU Outdoor Experience is designed to provide us with an opportunity to give back, while enjoying one of the beautiful regions in the state. We will depart CSU Friday afternoon at 4:30pm and arrive at base camp where we will be car camping for the next two nights. Saturday will be a full day of trail work at elevations ranging from 11,000 – 14,000ft. On Sunday, we will spend some time doing a little more trail work before attempting to summit the two 14ers (if the weather cooperates). While you do not need prior trail work or hiking experience to participate in this program, it is highly recommended that you are in moderate to good physical shape. We will be doing manual labor at high elevation so please consult a doctor if you have potential medical concerns. 

 

Year 2 Mountain Experience 

(Registration will become available in early September)

 When: Friday, September 29th @ 5:00pm - Sunday, October 1st @ 2:30pm

Where: CSU Mountain Campus 

Capacity: 20 participants

Cost: $40 (to be paid at the pre-trip meeting), additionally, once you register, your attendance is expected

Cost Includes: Food, Transportation, Housing for two nights at the CSU Mountian Campus, Challenge Ropes Course 

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting (date TBA) for all participants.  We cover the details of the trip, talk about gear and equipment, and answer any questions you might have.  

Trip Description: Experience the outdoors at Colorado State University’s Mountain Campus! On this trip second-year students will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains with a full day hiking, high ropes course, and community building. This trip is a great chance to both experience CSU's Mountain Campus and meet other second-year students.  Students will stay in cabins for the entire weekend, so no tents required. The Mountain Campus is located 50 miles west of campus at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Comanche Peak Wilderness. Most students never make it up to the Mountain Campus during their years at CSU. This trip offers a great value for an amazing trip.

 

Intro to Rock Climbing

(Registration will become available in September)

When: Sunday, October 15th

Where:  Horsetooth Area

Cost: $15

Cost Includes: Transportation, all essential climbing gear, lunch

Trip Description: This trip is designed to introduce students to the sport of rock climbing by experiencing one of the best local climbing areas. Participants do not need any prior climbing experience to register for this trip. Spend the day learning a new sport, experiencing the great outdoors, and engaging with other second-year students. 

For more information on programs for second year students, contact us at year2@colostate.edu, (970) 491-6011.