Outdoor Life In Colorado
There are multiple famous ski areas within an hour or two of Golden such as Copper, Breckenridge, Loveland, and Arapahoe Basin. Discount day passes to Copper Mountain are available for students on campus at the Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC). Students can even rent ski and snowboard equipment from the ORC!
There are many hiking trails in and around Golden that can easily be accessed by students. Hiking up South Table Mountain is a particular favorite among students as the view from the top overlooks all of Golden and the Mines campus.
It is easy to find student groups who plan adventures like camping, hiking, skiing, climbing, and even high-lining!
You can even enjoy the wonderful Colorado sunshine without leaving campus. During nice weather, students can be found on Stratton commons picnicking, studying, playing frisbee, slack-lining and even relaxing in hammocks.