Blog Posts

  • Please Welcome the "Ute and Yeti"!

    "Ute and Yeti" chosen as the name for the cafe/pub space located inside City Rock! Grand Opening date coming soon!
  • Future UpaDowna Basecamp at CityROCK

    UpaDowna staff work on installing the beetle kill pine wall in the pub area.  Anyone that knows UpaDowna well understands that community is the backbone of our existence. To help continue that mission, long time supporter CityROCK Climbing Center has offered to help UpaDowna raise funds for our programs by installing a community-centered public house that will include coffee, wine, beer and snack offerings. Thanks to the gracious support of CityROCK, 50% of the proceeds will come back to UpaDowna.
  • National Park Service 2015 "Free Entrance" Days Announced

    The National Park Service has announced their 2015 "entrance free" days today. Be sure to mark your calendar for the following dates: 2014 remaining free days: -Nov. 11th, Veterans Day 2015 Free Days:
  • Ditch The Tent!

  • Taking A Moment To Reflect

    Here at UpaDowna Basecamp in the bowels of Pure Bouldering Gym in Colorado Springs Co, I am looking at a disheveled office, a coffee cup that was long ago left for dead, and several large white boards. Each white board is filled with tasks, to-dos, events, strategies, and other things that come together in a perfect confluence to make UpaDowna programs and events happen. It is the unfortunate yet necessary side to running any non-profit, or for-profit I imagine.
  • 2014 USA Pro Challenge-Springs Recap

    Every year, my goal as a promoter of outdoor adventure is to encourage someone new to cycling to get out and see the USA Pro Challenge. No matter if it is in our fair city, or if you have to travel to the Big "D" (Denver) to catch the finish...GO!
  • The Incredible Vodka

    Grain, rye, potato, wheat, grape, molasses, sugar cane, and on and on Vodka has many types of base and flavors making it great for all kinds of drinks and suitable for people with dietary restrictions. Other than delicious drinks like the Moscow Mule, vodka has another great use that not a lot of people know about. Ready for it? Insect repellent!
  • 2014 USA Pro Challenge- Back in Colorado Springs!

  • 2014 Give! Campaign & Events

    UpaDowna is thrilled to be chosen again as one of the 75 participating non-profits for the 2014 Give! Campaign sponsored by the Colorado Springs Independent and Pikes Peak Community Foundation!
  • Camping: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

    UpaDowna hosted it's 3rd "Adventure on Tap" speaker series this past Monday night and this time, we recorded it so that our fans nationwide could be a part of the discussion! Bear with us, it's our first recording but it does feature the slideshow the speaker used as well as him talking about each slide.