The Climax building is the primary building for the outdoor studies programs and it is where you will find the outdoor studies and avalanche science faculty offices.
If getting outside is what you want to do, you can check out gear such as mountain or fat bikes and snowshoes from the gear room.
As part of the 300 acres that make up our beautiful campus, we have over 6.5 miles of single track trails for everyone to enjoy.
You can run, bike or take a nice walk in the woods. Just be aware you may “run” into our cross-country running team training all year round.
In the winter, some of the trails are groomed for fat bikes and others for cross-country skiing.
When you need a break for your studies, frisbee/disc golf is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy some exercise. We have a full 18 hole course, but be prepared to do a little hiking between the holes.
As part of the Ski Area Operations program, students have the opportunity to take a class on designing and building a terrain park.
The backyard park is behind the residence hall and is available for students to use at their own risk, unless, of course, students are working on it or it is posted as closed.
Nearby Turquoise Lake is a great destination for recreating and going to class!
Leadville is surrounded by public lands, extensive trail networks, and access to many of Colorado's incredible 14ers.
Head into town with friends for a coffee and study session.
The Arkansas River is explored by people around the world, known for its Gold Medal Trout Water status.
Leadville is surrounded by the Sawatch, Ten Mile and Mosquito Mountain Ranges with many of Colorado's tallest fourteeners (14,000+ foot peaks) within an hour's drive.