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Colorado University Makes List for Being One of the Best Colleges for Outdoor Adventurers

Hiking the Rocky Mountains - Photo Courtesy of Flickr


Amongst the Rocky Mountains, all 32,800 students at Colorado University Boulder are true summer and winter outdoorspeople. The CU campus is located within walking distance from trailheads to the Flatirons and Flagstaff Mountain, making this campus ideal for the outdoor adventurer.

Upon arriving, first-year students can participate in one of three trips, including CU Mountain Fest, where students horseback ride, inflatable kayak on the CO River, hike and rock climb. For all students, CU’s Outdoor Program offers courses in fly-fishing, scuba diving, hiking and backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, and white water kayaking. The program also offers teamwork training on high and low ropes courses and indoor rock climbing competitions in their 7,000+ square ft. climbing gym.

But for those who would rather plan their own trips, CU’s Adventure Planning Center will assist students with menu plans, food purchases, map printing, and trip logistics. During the summer, students can inner tube down the center of the town on Boulder Creek. And of course, during the winter, CU students hit the slopes at any of Colorado’s 21 ski resorts.

You can read more about which colleges top the list for the best U.S. colleges for the outdoor adventurer by visiting The Outbound Collective.

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