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7093 Specker Ave, Bldg. 2429
Monday- Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hours may vary due to programming.
(719) 526-5176 (Trevor)
(719) 526-5198 (Carleton)
(719) 526-3907 (Tara)
• Indoor rock climbing wall: 28’ tall and 43’ wide!
• Expert advice & assistance
• Instruction courses and clinics
• Affordable prices
• Climbing certifications
• Youth adventure programs
• Team building programs
Adventure Programs and Education
Programs and Education
Snowshoeing allows you to experience the solitude and serenity of our Colorado wilderness. Learn tips and techniques for traveling efficiently on snowshoes and take advantage of all the “Kodak Moments” along the way!
Dates: Dec. 26, 2015
Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 19 (2016)
Time: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pick up and drop off at the 8th Street Hobby Lobby.)Cost: $25 with snowshoe rental
Full Moon Snowshoeing/Hiking Trips*
Snowshoes limited to the first 10 people
Dates: Oct. 27, 2015
Feb. 22, March 23 (2016)
Time: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
This tour has it all: trail riding, road riding and plenty of free ride time! Visit three historic gold and silver mines and two operating quarries. Lunch included. Ages 15 & older can ride solo, ages 14 & under must ride as a passenger.
Dates: Dec. 24, 2015
Jan. 18, Feb. 20, March 23, March 26 (2016)
Time: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pick up and drop off at the 8th Street Hobby Lobby)
Cost: $175 for a single rider, $240 for two riders
Adventure Programs and Education teaches the necessary skills for good decision-making in the great outdoors. Programs are structured with the highest regard for customer service, safety and preservation of the environment.
Adventure Programs & Education offers a broad range of trips and instructional courses. Call to schedule private trips,
special group excursions or have us create a custom program
that’s just right for you.
*All dates and prices and subject to change.
Learn to Ski & Snowboard Trips
Want to learn how to ski or snowboard? Join us for a day at Monarch Ski area and get professional instruction during the first half of the day, then test your skills all afternoon. Learn to conquer Colorado’s beautiful and snowy mountain terrain!
Dates: Check out Get on the Bus Trips for a complete list of scheduled Monarch Day Trips.
(Pick up and drop off at the 8th Street Hobby Lobby.)
Cost: $62 for a lesson, ages 7+. (See transportaton and lift ticket prices for Get On the Bus Ski & Snowboard Trips)
Ski & Snowboard Tuning Workshop
Learn how to wax and tune your board(s) in this 2-hour evening workshop. Get your equipment slope-ready for ripping and roaring down the mountains! We’ll cover waxing, basic tuning and repair with our expert instructors.
Dates: Nov. 18, 2015 & Jan. 13, 2016
Time: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Crested Butte Ski & Snowboard Weekend Trip
Join us on this amazing trip and find out why people come from all over the world to ski Crested Butte. Price includes 2 nights lodging at the Grand Lodge, 2 days skiing & snowboarding, 2 breakfasts and round trip transportation. Trip leaves on Friday night and gets back late on Sunday.
Dates: Dec. 11-13, 2015
Times: 5 p.m. Friday-8 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $230 each - 1st & 2nd person per room, $130 each - 3rd & 4th person per room
Wolf Creek Ski & Snowboard Weekend Trip
Join us for a trip that exhilarates the body and nourishes the soul. Enjoy two of the best-loved Ski Areas in CO and relax in the hot springs of Pagosa. Cost includes transportation, lodging, two nights at the hot springs and two breakfasts.
Dates: Jan. 16-18, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. Saturday-8 p.m. Monday
Cost: $210 each - 1st & 2nd person per room, $120 each - 3rd & 4th person per room
Cross Country Skiing
Experience an age-old style of traveling in a winter environment. Join us for a day in the Rocky Mountains while learning the basics of cross-country skiing. Instruction and transportation provided.
Dates: Jan. 31, March 13 (2016)
Time: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pick up and drop off at the 8th Street Hobby Lobby.)
Cost: $25 (includes ski rental)
Backcountry Ski & Snowboard
Are you sick of the lift lines at resorts? Come learn the skills necessary to travel in the backcountry while experiencing the solitude and freedom of the hills, which makes backcountry skiing & snowboarding so unique. Spend the day out on the snow and ride the freshest Colorado powder!
Dates: Jan. 9, Jan. 24, March 19 (2016)
Time: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Hut Ski or Snowshoe Trip
Imagine a winter wonderland right at your front door. Join us for a ski hut trip in the Rockies and trek 4 miles to this amazing hut for an excellent skiing experience and great meals by a warm fire.
Dates: March 4-6 and April 2-3, 2016
Time: 6 a.m. Saturday-7 p.m. Sunday
Fort Carson Snow Day
Join Fort Carson Adventure Programs and Education at the Monarch Ski Area on Fort Carson Snow Day! Enjoy some family fun on the slopes and win prizes! Free transportation provided! Register at ITR and reserve your spot on the bus now!
Dates: Jan. 15, 2016
Time: 6 a.m. -6 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person for a lift ticket.
Beginner Ice Climbing
(Recommended Prerequisite: Climbing Wall Instruction)
Want to experience something unique and rewarding? Climb a frozen waterfall! Learn basic ice climbing movements and techniques while balancing on crampons and using ice climbing tools.
Date: Dec. 24, 2015
Jan. 2, Jan. 16, Feb. 13, March 5 (2016)
Time: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person
Intermediate Ice Climbing
Come join us and test your skills on vertical single and multi-pitch ice curtains. Lincoln Falls, located at the base of Mount Lincoln near Hoosier Pass, are amazing frozen waterfalls perfect for ice climbing.
Dates: Feb. 27, March 25 (2016)
Time: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ouray Ice Climbing Weekend
(Recommended Prerequisite: Beginner Ice Climbing)
Located in the Uncompahgre Gorge, Ouray Ice Park is devoted exclusively to the sport of ice climbing. Join the APE guides for a world-class weekend of ice climbing and exploring the unique mountain town of Ouray, CO.
Dates: Feb. 19-21, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. Friday-7 p.m. Sunday
Mountaineering Weekend Trip
Learn basic mountaineering skills such as self-arrest, use of pickets and flukes, and traveling over snow with crampons and an ice axe. Enjoy a picturesque ascent on moderately steep snow or on a mixed route. Experience the freedom of the hills! Price includes all technical equipment, 2 lunches, & 2 breakfasts.
Dates: April 8-10, 2016
Times: 5 p.m. Friday-8 p.m. Sunday