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Spring/Summer 2017 Schedule

Call Outdoor Recreation at 720-865-0680 to register!

Wednesday, May 10 | Flagstaff Mountain Loop                
Pickup location: Washington Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 6,748 ft.
Elevation gain: 650 ft.
Distance: 4.8 miles

Wednesday, May 24 | White Ranch Park
Pickup location: Central Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 7,035 ft.
Elevation gain: 465 ft.
Distance: 4.5 miles

Wednesday, June 7 | Gem Lake (Rocky Mountain National Park)
Pickup location: Washington Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 7,920 ft.
Elevation gain: 910 ft.
Distance: 3.6 miles

Wednesday, June 21 | Meyers Homestead (Walker Ranch Open Space)
Pickup Location: Barnum Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 7,350 ft.
Elevation gain: 910 ft.
Distance: 5.2 miles

Wednesday, July 12 | Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space
7:30am - 5:00pm                 
Pickup Location: Cook Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 6,800 ft.
Elevation gain: 433 ft.
Distance: 5 miles

Wednesday, July 19 | Lake Haiyaha (RMNP)
Pickup location: Central Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 9,475 ft.
Elevation gain: 745 ft.
Distance: 4.7 miles

Wednesday, August 2 | Eldorado Canyon State Park
Depart from: Washington Park Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 6,060 ft.
Elevation gain: 850 ft.
Distance: 4.3 miles

Wednesday, August 16 | Spruce Mountain Open Space
Pickup Location: Eisenhower Recreation Center
Trailhead elevation: 7,100 ft.
Elevation gain: 505 ft.
Distance: 5.5 miles

team building games

DPR Recreation staff will come to your location and facilitate team building through activities that focus on skills such as leadership, problem solving, decision making, teamwork and communication. 

All programs are custom-made to help achieve your group's goals- contact us for scheduling and more details.

outdoor rec hiking trips in the fall and summer


Schools and other organizations can schedule a day hike for groups of students ages 5-18. Youth hiking trips are programmed based on your group's size, age, skill level and goals. Levels of difficulty range from easy to strenuous with various routes to choose from. Explore the riparian ecosystem of Beaver Brook or learn about Colorado natural history and ecology on a fun-filled trek through the Rocky Mountain foothills.

Contact us to schedule a youth hike.

people completing the genesee challenge ropes course

Located in Genesee Park, just 20 minutes west of Denver, Genesee Challenge Course is set in a beautiful stand of Ponderosa Pines overlooking the continental divide. There are roughly 60 low and high elements that allow us to create a program specifically designed to achieve your group’s goals.

Learn more | Download the brochure

Genesee Challenge Course is open April through October for groups in size from 8 - 100.

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