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
Thanks to Flylife Fitness for hosting UpaDowna for a benefit night! After their class they will be hosting a tasting from 2 Roads Brewery PLUS door prizes. No need to attend the class to come, but feel free to ask questions or sign up for a $5 beginner Lagree class!
Donate to our Indy Give! campaign while you’re there to score a sweet handmade ornament!
We hope you’ll join us for this fun and FREE presentation on the Missouri River!
Scott Robinson was raised in the small town of Circleville, Ohio. Craving outdoor skills knowledge, he was fortunate to connect with the Schoby family who brought him hunting, and fishing, and ignited his imagination with outdoor stories. Scott later did a tour with the Marine Corps, which allowed him to travel much of the world and see most of the U.S. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and raised a family in Colorado. Scott found the magic five years ago when he met Margie and she awoke his latent dreams of adventure. Together they have backpacked canyons in Utah and paddled a segment of the Green River. Scott then joined Doug Hill’s yearlong apprenticeship program for an introduction to primitive skills. Recently Scott joined the Missouri Expedition as the tech guy, bringing GPS equipment and the ability to post their nightly campsites along the way. They just finished their expedition of the entire Missouri River, (2,341 miles and 5 months on the water) spanning from Three Forks, MT to St. Louis, MO. in November of this year.
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. 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/
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!
An easy 1.4 mile dog friendly loop in Palmer Park.
Directions to Trail Head: Take Maizeland Rd. entrance north to Yucca Flats and Lazy Land turn off. Stay to your left and proceed to the Yucca Flats Dog Run parking area