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PROGRAMS & CLASSES

One of the best ways to learn is through experience! Our programs and events aim to instill confidence and build new skill sets and passions among our participants. The majority of UpaDowna’s events are open to all ages and abilities. Programs are free or donation-based and in many cases, we provide the gear you need.

If you may need more assistance, adaptive gear, or have other questions, please do not hesitate to let us know at info@upadowna.org

Join UpaDowna for a new hike each month! Taking place on the 3rd Saturday of every month, UpaDowna meetss for an all-level hike followed by brunch and brews at our sponsor brewery. Must be 21+ to drink. Goals for this program include connecting people with their natural surroundings in their community, connecting participants with other community members, and helping to foster a level of comfort with exploring new spaces. 3rd Saturday Adventure is a tribute to UpaDowna’s original motto, “Up a Mountain, Down a Beer!”

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This program is for all ages and abilities! No prior swimming or paddling experience is required. Our Summer of Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) program will provide participants with the instruction and equipment to safely recreate on the water! Investing in a SUP can be costly so we aim to break down that barrier by providing Summer of SUP as a donation-based class, meaning participants can donate what they can afford!

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Pedal into the summer with UpaDowna! This weekly family friendly bike ride covers 5-7 miles at a “no drop” pace. All bikes and riding abilities encouraged to join us for this great community program. Need a bike? Contact us ahead of time!

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UpaDowna’s Adventure on Tap series is a casual gathering where local speakers share their stories, passions, and experiences in the outdoors to inspire you to pursue adventure and new activities! From international travels to conquering Colorado’s peaks, this event meant to gather us around the ‘campfire’ and create a community of adventurers!

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Climb Night is our donation-based class for new climbers and climbers looking to refreshen their skills! UpaDowna and CityROCK have partnered together teach new climbers the basics  and safety education of indoor climbing. Conquer new heights while learning things like how to properly wear a harness, safely tie in, and techniques to ascending the walls! All equipment, instruction, and special deals at the Ute & Yeti are included.

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UpaDowna’s Wellness in the Park series includes classes such as Meditation, Yoga, and Zumba with the sights and sounds of nature as your backdrop. In partnership, with the City of Colorado Springs, our certified instructors guide participants through these 45-minute to 1-hour, all-level classes that promote physical and mental well-being.

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