Adventures Program

The purpose of the Red Rocks Adventure Program (RRAP) is to provide high quality, comprehensive, student-led outdoor adventure trips that provides 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 will be available to all fee-paying students at a minimal cost, and will include such activities as rock climbing, backpacking, peak bagging, mountain biking, and snowshoeing. Necessary equipment will be included in the registration cost, as well as trained leaders who will provide instruction. RRAP will also provide regular clinics to the Red Rocks community on topics like backcountry cooking, Leave No Trace ethics, orienteering, bike maintenance, and more.


SUMMER 2018 Trips:

Beginner Rock Climbing

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

Level:  Easy-Moderate

Date:  Friday, May 18

8AM – 4PM

Beginner 14er Hike

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.

Level:  Moderate

Date:  Saturday, June 2

5AM – 6PM

Intermediate Climbing (Sport)

Ready to push yourself?  We’ll be heading out to a local crag for some moderate sport climbing on this trip.  Equipment and knowledgeable leaders will be provided.  Prerequisite:  Lead climbing certification at the SRC Climbing Wall.

Level:  Moderate

Date:  Sunday, June 10

8AM – 5PM

Backpacking

Ready to get away?  On this trip, we will explore the mountains of State Forest State Park.  No experience necessary, but participants should be in adequate shape to carry a 40lb. pack for up to 8 miles/day over rough terrain.  Equipment, leaders, and transportation provided.

Level:  Moderate - Strenuous

Date:  Friday, June 22 – Sunday June 24

7AM – 6PM

Beginner Rock Climbing

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

Level:  Easy – Moderate

Date:  Saturday, July 7

8AM – 5PM

Beginner 14er Hike

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.

Level:  Moderate

Date:  Saturday, August 4

5AM – 6PM

 

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


Free Skills Clinics

(By request – contact ben.wygant@rrcc.edu 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.