Year 2 Outdoor Experiences

Year 2 @ CSU, Campus Recreation Outdoor Programs and the CSU Mountain Campus have partnered to create outdoor experiences for second-year students!  These programs provide second-year students the opportunity to connect with other second year students and experience the northern Colorado outdoors.


Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Day Trip

(Application will be available in late March)

Where: Rocky Mountain National Park

When: Saturday, April 21, 7:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $15 (to be paid at the pre-trip meeting). Please note, once you register, your attendance is expected.

Cost Includes: National Park access and transportation

You Need to Provide: Hiking boots, warm clothing (wind pants, coat, hat, gloves, etc.), water bottles, sunscreen, a small backpack to carry things (school backpack is fine).

Pre-Trip Meeting: There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting at the Rec Center Wednesday, April 18 at 5:00pm. During this time important information will be discussed, you will have a chance to meet your leaders and fellow participants, as well as ask any questions.

Trip Description : Experience Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado spanning the Continental Divide and encompassing protected mountains, forests and alpine tundra. We will hike a snowy trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, a gateway for plentiful outdoor adventures.  Because animals move down to lower elevations during the harsh Colorado winters, the winter months can be a great time to see wildlife. Experience the beautiful snowcapped peaks and learn about the essentials of hiking. We will depart CSU Saturday morning at 7:00 am and will plan on returning to campus by 5:00pm.