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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

Jan
10
Thu
Adventure on Tap Speaker Series Feat: Andy Brinkman @ UpaDowna
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Adventure on Tap Speaker Series Feat: Andy Brinkman @ UpaDowna
Adventure on Tap is back! Join UpaDowna volunteer and adventurer Andy Brinkman as he shares his experiences of mountains, medicine, and finding himself in the Himalaya of Nepal through pictures and stories.
 
About Adventure on Tap: UpaDowna’s Speaker Series is a featured activity in our “Community Campfire” program. This activity features a new discussion each month. Through our speaker series, you’ll have the opportunity to be inspired by many different adventures. Keeping on theme with our mission, we want to inspire individuals to pursue outdoor endeavors and this is one of the ways we hope to bring new and exciting opportunities to you! Want to be a speaker? Sign up here: https://www.upadowna.org/programs/adventure-on-tap/
Jan
19
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure- Aiken Canyon Loop
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Saturday Adventure- Aiken Canyon Loop

UpaDowna’s 3rd Saturday adventures are an opportunity to meet new people, and explore new trails and hikes throughout Colorado Springs and the Front Range.  Our staff will lead a family friendly hike, open to all ages and abilities.

Aiken Canyon Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.  Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.

 

Directions:

Feb
16
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure- St Peter’s Dome Trail
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Saturday Adventure- St Peter's Dome Trail

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Saint Peter’s Dome Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash.

Directions from Colorado Springs: Begin at the intersection of Penrose Boulevard and Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard. Take Old Stage Road (FDR 368) 6.5 miles from there to Gold Camp Road (FDR 370). Travel 1 mile to the trailhead on the right (north) side of the road.

*Meeting location subject to change, please check back for most current information*

 

Mar
16
Sat
3rd Saturday Adventure-Shining Mountain Disc Golf
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Saturday Adventure-Shining Mountain Disc Golf

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Join us as we play disc golf on one of Colorado’s only dedicated disc golf courses.  Please see https://www.shiningmountaingolf.com/disc-golf/ for additional course policies, and parking information.

Directions:  **Please park at the Shining Mountain Pro Shop.**

 

Jun
15
Sat
3rd Saturday- Catamount Ranch Open Space- Ring the Peak Trail
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
3rd Saturday- Catamount Ranch Open Space- Ring the Peak Trail

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Ring The Peak and Limber Pines Trail is a moderate 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail  with 393 feet of elevation gain located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features a lake, and stunning views of Pikes Peak. Well behaved dogs are allowed if kept on leash.

 

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