Events, Trips and Clinics

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Adventure Trips and Clinics are designed to provide a balance of challenge, education, and fun!

We offer a variety of trips and clinics tailored mostly to enhancing the beginners experience in outdoor adventure activities.

You will learn new or enhance your current skills through the instruction and coaching provided by our highly trained staff.

While most of our trips explore our own San Luis Valley and its neighboring mountain ranges past trips have gone as far as Moab Utah, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Anasazi Ruins in Chaco Canyon.

We hope you will join us this semester. You won’t be disappointed!

Semester Trips Calendars

Events are listed below. Additionally, follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest trips and clinics offered by ASAP:

Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events

Blanca Peak Trip

When: Fri Sep 4, 2015 to Sun Sep 6, 2015 

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Where: Leave ASAP at 4pm on Friday. Return to ASAP Monday in the early afternoon
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Join us on this amazing hike up the 3rd tallest peak in Colorado! Mt. Blanca is 14,345ft and the lakes below are beautiful. If you have not been up to the Como and Blue lakes, this is your opportunity to visit one of the valleys great treasures. Cost: $65.00 Priority/ FYF: $45 Registration Deadline: 6pm on Sept. 2nd Pre-Trip Meeting: 6pm Wednesday Sept. 2nd in the Rex fitness and Wellness Center Trip Includes: All necessary camping and hiking gear - backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, cooking equipment, transportation, leadership of experienced ASAP staff, and all meals. Physical/Mental Challenge: Physically, this trip is tough because of the two long days of hiking and the gain of nearly 6,000ft. The terrain is demanding and requires a person to be physically fit and capable of carrying a 30lbs pack for about 6-8 hours. The route is mostly on jeep trails, but then on a breath taking ridge as you make the final ascent to the summit of Blanca on Sunday. You will be exhausted, but glad for it. Prior Experience: None required, but should be comfortable with heights, rugged terrain, and be capable of hiking for most of a day.

KABOOM 1-day Park Building

When: Sat Sep 12, 2015

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Where: We will be leaving ASAP at 7:45am in the morning, headed to Zapata Park, and return to campus around 3:30pm.
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Are you a fan of the TV show "Parks and Rec?" Then this may sound familiar... La Puente and the City of Alamosa are excited to partner with the Colorado Health Foundation and KaBoom! Playgrounds to build a playground for our south side neighbors at Zapata Park. Because it is a great community service opportunity and comes the weekend before ASU Cares Day, we're partnering with Student Life to have this event kick off ASU Cares so you will have not one but TWO amazing community service opportunities. We would love to have your students, faculty members, and staff be part of the big build day. ASU is such an important part of Alamosa, and we have a unique opportunity to show incoming students and current students what a great sense of community we have here! On Saturday, September 12, from about 8 am until around 3 pm, we're going to build a playground. KaBoom will provide all the equipment, we just need to provide the manpower. We're hoping to have around 200 volunteers for a fun day of music, activities, playground building, and food. Join the ASAP staff as we give back to the community! Cost: FREE! Priority Members: FREE! Registration Deadline: 6pm on September 9th Trip Includes: Transportation, leadership and instruction of experienced ASAP staff Prior Experience: None required, but must be capable of moderately strenuous full body exercise. Trip Lead: Zac Assistant Lead: Izzy

Promise land - Rock Climbing

When: Sun Sep 13, 2015

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Where: Meet at ASAP office at 8am Saturday, Sept. 13th. Return the same day, in the evening. Times subject to change. Inquire at ASAP for more information.
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: What a better way to spend a beautiful fall day than climbing up a rock face here in the San Luis Valley?! Learn instructional top-rope rock climbing from our experienced ASAP staff while enjoying crazy-good food and people who are just stoked to get outside! Warm weather and good times, who could ask for more?! Cost: $10 Priority Member: FREE Registration Deadline: 6pm Thursday, September 10th. Pre-Trip Meeting: 6pm Thursday the 10th in the ASAP office Trip Includes: All necessary climbing gear-shoes, harness, helmet; as well as transportation, food, and leadership from ASAP staff. Physical/Mental Challenge: Physically, climbing is a tiring endeavor. Participants should be capable and fit enough to be at a climbing site and climb for 6-8 hours. Some hiking is required to get to the site, but being on top of a successfully climbed route will make the hiking and climbing worth it. Prior Experience: None required, but should be comfortable with rugged terrain, and be capable of hiking and climbing for most of a day. This is our more difficult of the two climbing trips being offered this fall, but still open and available to all skill levels. Trip Lead: Eric General Staff: Travis

MTB Site Management

When: Fri Sep 25, 2015 to Sun Sep 27, 2015 

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Event Status: confirmed

Penitente Rock climbing

When: Sat Oct 3, 2015

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Where: Meet at ASAP office at 8am Saturday, October 4. Return the same day, in the evening. Times subject to change. Inquire at ASAP for more information.
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: What a better way to spend a beautiful fall day than climbing up a rock face here in the San Luis Valley?! Learn instructional top-rope rock climbing from our experienced ASAP staff while enjoying crazy-good food and people who are just stoked to get outside! Warm weather and good times, who could ask for more?! Cost: $10 Priority Member: FREE Registration Deadline: 6pm Wednesday, October 7th. Pre-Trip Meeting: 6pm September 30th in the ASAP office Trip Includes: All necessary climbing gear-shoes, harness, helmet; as well as transportation, food, and leadership from ASAP staff. Physical/Mental Challenge: Physically, climbing is a tiring endeavor. Participants should be capable and fit enough to be at a climbing site and climb for 6-8 hours. Some hiking is required to get to the site, but being on top of a successfully climbed route will make the hiking and climbing worth it. Prior Experience: None required, but should be comfortable with rugged terrain, and be capable of hiking and climbing for most of a day. Trip Lead: Seth Assistant Lead: Wyatt

Rock Site Management

When: Thu Oct 8, 2015 to Sun Oct 11, 2015 

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Event Status: confirmed

Crater lake backpacking

When: Sat Oct 24, 2015 to Sun Oct 25, 2015 

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Where: Meet at ASAP office at 8am Saturday, September 6. Return mid-day on September 7th. Times subject to change. Inquire at ASAP for more information.
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Crater Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the San Juan Mountains; ASAP is headed there and we want you to come along! Join us as we spend the weekend in the high country of Colorado, hanging next to Crater Lake. Cost: $25 Priority Member: $15 Registration Deadline: 6pm Wednesday Oct. 24th. Pre-Trip Meeting: 6pm September 3 in the ASAP office Trip Includes: All necessary camping and hiking gear - backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, cooking equipment, transportation, leadership of experienced ASAP staff, and all meals. Physical/Mental Challenge: Physically, the terrain is demanding and requires a person to be physically fit and capable of carrying a 30lbs pack for about 6-8 hours. The day will be long but the sight of the lake after arriving will make it all worth it. Prior Experience: None required, but should be comfortable with rugged terrain, and be capable of hiking for most of a day.

Challenge Course Class

When: Fri Oct 30, 2015 to Sun Nov 1, 2015 

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Event Status: confirmed

San Fransisco Creek Day hike

When: Sat Nov 7, 2015

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Where: Meet at ASAP office at 8am Saturday, Nov. 7th. Return the same day, in the evening. Times subject to change. Inquire at ASAP for more information.
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: A November day is hard to beat in San Luis Valley, and ASAP invites you along to take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage while it's here. Cost: $10 Priority Member: FREE Registration Deadline: Wednesday November 4th. Pre-Trip Meeting: 6pm Wednesday November 4th in the ASAP office. Trip Includes: All necessary camping and hiking gear - backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, cooking equipment, transportation, leadership of experienced ASAP staff, and all meals. Physical/Mental Challenge: Plan on a rigorous but not a strenuous hike in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We want to get the blood flowing, but not over work ourselves to where the hike is not fun. The participant should expect to and be capable of hiking with 10lbs. Prior Experience: None required, but should be comfortable with rugged terrain, and be capable of hiking for most of a day. Trip Lead: Frank General Staff: Corey

CWI Course

When: Fri Nov 27, 2015 to Sun Nov 29, 2015 

Who: Adventure Program Trips, Clinics, and Events
Event Status: confirmed