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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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SPUR Teen Adventures: February Scavenger Hunt

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This is a SPUR event (Similar Paths United by Recreation). It is geared towards Teen Adventurers between the ages of 13 to 18 years old!

Event Details: Unleash your adventure by joining our SPUR Teen Adventures: February Scavenger Hunt as you search for these local sites! Complete as many activities as you can from the scavenger hunt list, submit photos, and be entered to win a customized UpaDowna t-shirt! This is a virtual event. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spur-teen-adventures-february-scavenger-hunt-tickets-138202341925

Register on Eventbrite any time from now through the month of February. Registration ends February 28th. Participants will be able to access their scavenger hunt list upon registration. A link will be provided in your confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a link to your scavenger hunt list, contact info@upadowna.org.

Teen Adventurers will have from February 1st to March 5th to complete as many activities as possible. Each activity completion = 1 entry to our drawing for a customized UpaDowna t-shirt! For example, complete 4 activities and your name will be entered 4 times into the drawing.

Teen Adventurers should take photos of each activity and submit photos to info@upadowna.org no later than 11:59pm on Friday, March 5th.

Winner of the drawing will be contacted via e-mail to choose their desired UpaDowna t-shirt.

Event Cost: FREE. UpaDowna’s mission is to provide access to outdoor adventures for all. We strive to break down barriers and get our community outside! Donations are always accepted via cash, Venmo, or check and help continue to allow us to offer free or affordable programming and events.

FAQs:

What is SPUR?

  • To UpaDowna, the definition of SPUR is Similar Paths United (by) Recreation. Many of us walk the same path and don’t even know it. Finding camaraderie with others who share similar interests helps us feel more comfortable with new experiences. Many times, it can also help to share your challenges with folks who are “climbing” the same mountain as you.
  • SPUR Teen Adventures was created for COS teens ranging from 13 to 18 years old to meet new friend while trying different activities around Colorado. With many schools moving to remote learning and sport seasons being postponed, it is important for teenagers to still have opportunities to be physically active and connect with others of their age. In addition to making new friendships, participants will also will learn about environmental awareness such as Leave No Trace Principles.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

  • Please contact us at info@upadowna.org

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