Hike! Bike! Climb! Camp! SUP! These are free programs UpaDowna provides to INCREASE the community's relationship to nature and DECREASE their addiction to electronics. Time outdoors connected to nature results in a happier, healthier life. We promote getting UP off the couch and DOWN into nature!

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815 s 25th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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POB 309
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
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Mission Statement

UpaDowna's mission is to provide access to outdoor adventures for all through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment.

Organization History

Formed in 2007 as a cause and in 2011 as a non profit. UpaDowna has been created to bring including to our communities and uses the power of nature play to accomplish our mission. Starting with a weekly summer hike, our program offerings have expanded greatly to include Stand Up Paddle Boarding, camping, community cycling events, educational speaker series, climbing, snow play adventure days, hiking, and classes. UpaDowna's current offerings include providing well over 100 free and donation based activities, programs, and events, for participants of all ages and all ability levels.


"Thank you for creating these opportunities! The entire UpaDowna experience has enriched our lives in a way I could never imagine. It's special and I hope you understand how much I cherish it!" -Sarah K.

"Thanks to the patience of many but especially Mark and Luke my 6yo, Lydia, learned how to ride her bike after her training wheels broke on the pedal party ride! Thank you UpaDowna for fostering an environment that truly made us feel welcome!" -Corrie C.

"As a single mother, new the the area, exploring on my own isn't always easy. I want to be able to give my kids the best of what the Springs and surrounding area has to offer, and UpaDowna helps afford me that opportunity in a safe and informed way!" -Dana G.A.

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