Colorado Accessible Adventures and Adaptive Sports
Published: 2013-06-06 - Updated: 2022-01-28
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)
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Synopsis: Information regarding winter and summer outdoor activities for people with disabilities in Colorado. 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. 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.
Colorado offers a variety of year-round activities for disabled persons seeking indoor and outdoor adventures. Centers and associations throughout Colorado have developed adaptive activities with trained instructors and state-of-the-art equipment.
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.
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. 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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