MSU Denver


Adventures are instructional, hard skills focused experiences that include new skills and review in challenging outdoor settings. Examples include rock climbing, ice climbing, trail running and more.

Adventure Leadership and Play

ALP provides student leadership development and teambuilding for your group, club, class or office. Also, learn to facilitate teambuilding and participate in fun on-campus challenges.


Explore the urban setting and discover the beauty and grit of Denver including art, archeological and historical sites surrounding campus. Join students for mellow social walks in the city and on the trail.

Climbing Wall

Located in the fitness center, the climbing wall is open when the fitness center is open. Stop by and check it out – we hope you will find it welcoming, interesting and challenging.

Outdoor Pursuits Center (OPC) “The Shop”

Located in PE 002, the OPC provides a place to hang out and talk gear and adventure. The OPC is staffed by-students for-students. We rent camping and other outdoor gear plus you can barrow yard games for free use on campus.

Outdoor Pursuits Online

Welcome to the ever growing and evolving Outdoor Pursuits online resources page – OP Online. Included are close-by places to visit, resources and knowledge about safe travel in the backcountry, outdoor skills and ways to engage and connected to the outdoors while staying safe.

OP Stories

Share your t-OP story!

Research and The Outdoors

Student Staff

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Outdoor Pursuits

Please Email Bryan at [email protected] or visit the Outdoor Pursuits Center (OPC) to learn how to get involved in OP this spring semester, following University mandated pandemic protocols.

Scroll through our OP page to see what the program is all about – we employ students in all areas of OP.

Tips For a Successful Internship/Assistantship

Tips For Facilitating a Successful Internship/Assistantship

OP Individual Staff Meeting Plan
Getting Started
Goal Setting Meeting
Semester Meetings
Meet to address concerns anytime
End of Employment Meeting

OP Group Meeting Plan
Campus Recreation semi annual In Service (August and January)
OP Semester Kickoff meetings
Spring Trip and Activity Planning (TAP) Meetings
End of Semester Wrap Meeting

Goal Setting
Employment at Outdoor Pursuits presents many opportunities and challenges. Most of us who work in outdoor education have a keen interest in developing new skills while improving our existing skills. To support outcomes related to these interests, OP includes a goals-driven element to our employment.

Student staff members, we ask that you develop a set of goals, discuss them with the Associate Director, share them with the group, write them down and use them to enrich the OP workplace and your experience.

More on goals coming soon, but for now, any goal can be considered – practical, measurable and attainable as well as aspirational and hard to measure.

Additional employment resources and assets to be placed here.

Questions? Contact Us

Bryan Ferguson, Associate Director
[email protected]

PE/Event Center, Suite 002
1255 10th Street
Denver, CO 80204