ADVENTURE PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION (APE)

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7093 Specker Ave, Bldg. 2429  

Monday- Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Hours may vary due to programming.

 

Contact Us

(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

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Adventure Programs and Education

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Fort Carson Adventure

Programs and Education

Adventure Programs and Education

 

It's all about fun, it goes without saying. Our larger goal is to teach the skills necessary to make good decisions for yourself, so you can enjoy the wilderness for a lifetime.

 

Our programs are structured with the highest regard for safety, while offering quality instruction and preservation of the environment and striving to stay number one in the jungle of customer service.

 

Customizing programs for YOUR needs:

Adventure Programs & Education offers a broad range of trips and instructional courses for everyone, but maybe the dates printed below just don’t fit your calendar.

 

If you have your own group and would like to schedule a private trip, just call us. We do customized trips! 

 

Get out and explore your summer and fall season in a new way!

 

*All dates and prices and subject to change.

 

 

 

 

KAYAKING

 
Kayak Pool Session 

Learn all about the equipment, basic paddling skills and the kayak roll, all in the comfort of the heated indoor pool. All equipment is supplied. 

 

Dates: Sep. 4, 12

Cost: $20 (1st time), $15 (repeat)

Time: 5-8:30 p.m. 

 

 

Kayak Weekend 

Start out with a pool session then head out on a class I-II section of river working on all your new skills. We will camp Saturday evening on the river. Sunday we will move onto class II-III whitewater working on intermediate skills. 

 

Dates: Sept. 4,6,7

Times: Thu. (5-8:30 p.m.), Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $150 per person 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING

 

How to Mountain Bike 

Make the transition from just riding around to mountain biking. Come join our instructors one evening after work. Learn to ride over obstacles, climb, descend, and turning in the rough stuff. This course starts easy and moves through tougher terrain. 

 

Weekend Dates: Sept. 20, Oct. 25 

Weekend Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cost: $15, includes bike rental 

 

Bicycle Maintenance Class 

No matter what kind of bike you have, it needs to be maintained. You’ll learn how to change tires, fix flats, adjust brakes, set the derailleur, and true wheels. We have all the tools you need, Just bring your bike. 

 

Dates: Sept. 10

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $15/person 

 

Pike’s Peak Downhill 

Check out the best views atop Pike’s Peak, then glide on your bike down the Pike’s Peak Highway with our instructors. This trip includes a ride to the top of the mountain, and van support the whole ride down, bike rental, and instruction. 

 

Dates: TBA

Cost: $59/person 

 

CLIMBING

 

Climbing Wall Orientation 

Intro to knots, belay techniques and climbing communication. Certify to climb the indoor climbing wall at the Outdoor Rec. Center & Iron Horse PFC. 

 

Dates: Tues. at Iron Horse Gym and Thurs. at Outdoor Rec. (Except Holidays)

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $20/person 

 

Outdoor Rock Instruction 

(Recommended Prerequisite: Climbing Wall Orientation) 

Join the APE guides into the realm of the vertical world! You will be introduced to basic body movements and route selection and safety around the rocks.

 

Dates: Sept. 27; Oct. 18.

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cost: $60/person 

 

 

New Mexico Climbing Weekend (Recommended Prerequisite: Climbing Wall Orientation) 

Discover the climbing area of Sugarite Canyon. This area has great single pitch climbing and beautiful scenic camping. 

 

Dates: Sep. 12-14

Times: Fri.-Sun. 5-7 p.m.

Cost: $150/person