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Outdoor Recreation

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.

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Genesee Challenge Course is open April through October for groups in size from 8 - 100. For more information, call 720-865-0680 or email at

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.

Each summer and fall, DPR's Outdoor Recreation staff lead groups of 12 through areas such as Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapahoe National Forest, Jefferson County Open Space and more. 

Excursions depart from different Denver Recreation Centers on 15-passenger vans. No experience necessary! Call 720-865-0680 to learn more about specific hikes.


Fee: $20/person includes:

  • Round-trip transportation (from designated recreation center)
  • Trekking poles
  • Guided full day hike (7:30AM - approx. 5:00PM)

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.

Denver Parks & Recreation is teaming up with Winter Park Ski Resort to offer first-time and beginner youth (ages 7-17) the opportunity to learn to ski and snowboard!

$30/child includes lift ticket, equipment rental, all-day lesson + transportation to and from Winter Park Ski Resort (from designated rec center pickup location).

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