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Accessible Adventures and Adaptive Sports In Colorado

  • Published: 2013-06-06 (Revised/Updated 2017-12-24) : Author: Colorado Tourism Office
  • Synopsis: Information regarding winter and summer outdoor activities for people with disabilities in Colorado.

Centers and associations throughout Colorado have developed adaptive activities with trained instructors and state-of-the-art equipment.

Colorado offers a variety of year-round activities for disabled persons seeking indoor and outdoor adventures. For additional options, visit


Hiking in Boulder - Outside of Boulder are 21 natural sites and 22 trails that meet Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines. The website provides a guidebook for people with disabilities featuring descriptions, maps and videos of wheelchair user Topher Downham navigating each trail

CTRC Camps - The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) provides the opportunity for children and adults with disabilities to ride horses with the assistance of certified instructors. CTRC offers a camp where children with and without disabilities can learn to participate in group games and horse-related arts

No Barriers Summit - No Barriers USA, a gathering of assistive technology pioneers, has selected Telluride to host its summit August 8 - 11, 2013. Scientists, inventors, and people hindered by physical limitations will collaborate on solutions for those who are challenged to achieve their wildest dreams.

Rock Climbing with Paradox Sports - Paradox Sports, in partnership with the Boulder Rock Club, has established a bimonthly Front Range Adaptive Climbing Clinic for disabled climbers.

ASA Summer Program - Durango's Adaptive Sports Association's (ASA) summer program supports accessibility with rafting as well as canoeing and kayaking. Adaptive adult and tandem trikes are also available.

NSCD Summer Program - The National Sports Center for the Disabled's (NSCD) summer program offers adventures for all ages, including horseback riding, sailing and more.

ASC Summer Program - The summer program at the Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) brings dynamic adaptive activities including downhill mountain biking, cycling, hiking and more.


ASA Winter Program - The winter program at Durango's Adaptive Sports Association (ASA) provides one-on-one lessons and state-of-the-art equipment and instruction, even the method of "sit-skiing."

NSCD Winter Program - The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) offers options from alpine and cross-country skiing, and even ski biking. The NSCD camps of overnight hut trips, moonlight adventures and world-class ski racing.

ASC Winter Program - The winter program at the Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) includes Siblings Camps, Ladies Getaways, full and half day ski, mono-ski, ski bike and snowboard lessons as well as hut trips and snowshoe outings.

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