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Our mission is to provide access to outdoor adventures for all, through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment.

Thank you for the unforgettable experiences, we met some fantastic people too! -S.M.

"Glad to have this as part of Colorado Springs."

"I went to the last climb night that was held at Cityrock. It is a great introduction to the facility and climbing. Also, the volunteers make sure that you aren't feeling uneasy about climbing. If you are not climbing, one of them will come to you and find an area that is good for you. TJ is very patient and helped me make it to the top! I loved it! Thanks for offering this event to the community."

"My family and I just had our first experience with Upadowna this weekend at their Folk and Flannel fundraiser event. We had a great time as we learned about this awesome organization! The only thing we wish was different was that we had been a part of this organization sooner!"

"Such a great event (Folk'n'Flannel)! I really appreciate everyone who volunteered and worked to make the event a success. In particular I enjoyed the musical performances - I've always been a fan of Roma Ransom, and now I've added The River Arkansas to my list of must-see bands."

"Fantastic! Thanks for all you’re doing!  My boyfriend & I attended one of your climbing events a while back, and it really opened his mind to something he didn’t realize he liked.  You are making a positive difference in the community; thanks for that!" -Shelley H.

"Thanks for a great climb night on Tuesday! I had a great time, and it was fun meeting everyone and trying something new." -Tami O.

"Thank you for creating these opportunities! The entire UpaDowna experience has enriched our lives in a way I could never imagine. It's special and I hope you understand how much I cherish it!" -Sarah K.

"We had a great time and discovered a whole new set of trails to ride on!! What an awesome organization!!" -Chrysauna P.

"Thanks to the patience of many but especially Mark and Luke my 6yo, Lydia, learned how to ride her bike after her training wheels broke on the pedal party ride! Thank you UpaDowna for fostering an environment that truly made us feel welcome!" -Corrie C.

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EVENTS & Programs

3rd Saturday Adventure- Seven Bridges Trail @ Cheyenne Canon
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a beautiful hike in Cheyenne Canon along the seven bridges trail. We will be enjoying the beautiful fall scenery, and discussing the science behind the fall color changes.

Length: About 3 miles, round trip.

Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet

General Description: The trailhead is directly off the closed portion of Gold Camp Rd. (on the west side). Park at the intersection of Gold Camp Rd., High Dr. and Cheyenne Cañon Rd. Hike past the gate, which is in the northwest corner of the parking area, and follow the closed portion of Gold Camp Rd .7 miles to the trailhead. The trail marker is a little off the road, so you will need to watch for the creek that goes under the road, and the trailhead will be on your right. This is a moderate hike,which criss-crosses Cheyenne Creek over a series of seven bridges. –

Intro to Climbing
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Intro to Climbing

What: “Intro to Climbing”, a donation-based class

Why: To get more folks stoked about climbing in and out of a gym!

How: Sign up at to join the class! Limited spots available!

Details: You are invited to join UpaDowna for a first hand tour of CityROCK Climbing Center and intro to climbing class. This class is designed for folks that have never been into CityROCK, are new to climbing, or just getting back into it. You’ll get a tour of the facility and learn the basics of climbing taught by seasoned climbers from UpaDowna and CityROCK. We are stoked to offer you this amazing, donation-based, Intro to Climbing package, complete with climbing gear rental, expert instruction from Cityrock and UpaDowna staff, and food and beverages afterward, a $150 value!

Did You Know…UpaDowna Climb Night Members can save 10% on a membership to CityROCK?!

Thank you to our Climb Night Sponsors CityRock, Heuberger Subaru and The Ute & Yeti!

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