The Adventure Program is a service provided by Student Life and Recreation. We offer a variety of trips and events at all levels of instruction, from the basics to highly technical trips and getaways.



To provide outside adventure experiences emphasizing the spirit of adventure, respect for the environment, challenge, personal development, sound judgment, excellent service and respect for the participant, thereby improving the quality of campus and community life.

Core Values

  • ¬†Outdoor environments are good for people’s health and well-being. In college we have to work with the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
  • There is value in completing difficult things.
  • ASAP guides teach skills so that people can continue the outdoors activity beyond our trip.
  • Our experiences shape who we are and how we feel about many aspects in life.


In 1925, Luther Bean took a group of Adams State students tot he summit of Blanca Peak, establishing the Outdoor Club. For many years, the club was the most popular on campus, and many wrote of their fond memories of the outdoor club excursions. Adventure Programs continues to enrich the college experience of many Adams State students with incredible experiences. Don’t let another fun, challenging, and unique experience pass you by. Great stories do begin here! We look forward to seeing you out there.

Rental Shop

The Adams State Adventure Program maintains a large assortment of outdoor adventure gear that is available for rent to members of the Adams State College community and the general public. This program includes our Green Bike rental program which allows students to rent a bike for up to a week at no cost. No matter if you are planning a day hike, week- long backpacking trip or multi day river rafting trip we have the equipment, knowledge and resources to outfit the trip of your dreams.

Adventure Trips

The Adventure Program offers a broad array of unique opportunities to the Adams State College and surrounding community. Adventure Trips are designed to provide an optimum balance of challenging, education, and fun activities in the wilderness setting. We offer a diverse array of programming including backpacking, canyoneering, mountain biking, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing.

Climbing Wall

Located within the REX Activity Center is our indoor climbing wall. Whether you are just learning, interested in getting your children on the wall or an experienced climber this is an amazing resource that can be used year round regardless of the weather outside.

Challenge Course

  The Adventure Programs Challenge Course is an experiential team building program that utilizes low and high elements to provide participants with a series of individual and group challenges. We help to develop group communications skills, improve conflict management skills and build trust while having fun!

Adventure Leadership Minor

The Adventure Leadership Programming Minor is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of adventure based recreation. ALP also prepares candidates for employment with Adams State Programs Adventure where students have opportunities to use the skills, leadership, and knowledge from the ALP minor.

On Campus Since 1925



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