Adventures Program

The purpose of the Red Rocks Adventure Program (RRAP) is to provide high quality, comprehensive, student-led, cocurricular outdoor adventure trips that provide accessible, inclusive, and challenging excursions to the students of Red Rocks Community College, with a focus on student development, holistic wellness, and community development.  Trips are available to all fee-paying students at a minimal cost and include such activities as rock climbing, backpacking, peak bagging, mountain biking, and snowshoeing. Necessary equipment is included in the registration cost, as well as trained leaders who provide instruction. RRAP also provides regular by-request teambuilding and low challenge programs, as well as clinics on topics like backcountry cooking, Leave No Trace ethics, orienteering, bike maintenance, and more.

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Summer 2019 Trips:

(To register, visit the SRC Service Desk at the Student Recreation Center)

Rock Climbing for Beginners


Date: 6/1, 6AM – 4PM

Pre-Trip Meeting: 5/29, 6PM-8PM

Cost: $10 (Transportation, equipment, instruction)

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Skill Level: Beginner

Join us for a day of outdoor rock climbing!  All experience levels are welcome, and leaders, instruction, and equipment are provided.  If you’ve always wanted to try climbing, now is the time!


Grand Teton Backpacking Trip

Dates:  7/25 – 7/30

Pre-Trip Meeting:  7/17, 6PM-9PM

Cost:  $125 (Transportation, backpacking rations, permits, equipment)

Difficulty:  Strenuous (Must be able to carry a 40-50lb. pack 11+ miles/day over mountainous terrain)

Skill Level:  Intermediate (Some previous outdoor experience required)

Come with us for the trip of a lifetime in the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park.  This trip will take us on a route around the iconic Teton Range, where we’ll climb mountain passes, camp in glacial valleys, and rest beside picturesque mountain lakes.  This difficult hike requires a high level of fitness and some experience but promises to be well worth the effort.  Spots are limited, so sign up today!


Beginner 14er Climb

Date: 8/4, 4 AM – 4 PM

Pre-Trip Meeting: 7/31, 6PM-8PM

Cost: $15 (Transportation, equipment, instruction)

Difficulty: Moderate (Must be able to hike 6 miles with 3,000’ of climbing)

Skill Level: Beginner

This is your chance to summit one of Colorado’s 54 peaks above 14,000 ft.  We’ll keep a slow to moderate pace while enjoying the incredible views.  Transportation, equipment, and leaders provided.  No experience necessary.

Dates and times subject to change.  Email for more information, or stop by the SRC to register for a trip.


Free Skills Clinics

(By request – contact to schedule)

Mountain Bike Basics Clinic

Mountain Bike Maintenance Clinic

Bear Bag Clinic

Backpacking Basics Clinic

Leave No Trace Ethics

Team Building and Low Challenge

Trip Planning Resources

Planning your own trip?  Want to learn how to fix your bike?  Not sure if that mushroom you just ate was poisonous? Check out our Trip Planning Resource room at the Student Rec Center. Maps, guidebooks, flora and fauna identification guides, and how-to books are available to use or check out for free.  Just bring your selection to the SRC front desk.