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Challenge Course


The Adaptive Sports Center Ropes and Challenge Course is situated among the trees at the top of Crested Butte Mountain Resort's Red Lady Express Lift. The course offers an exciting venue where participants can push their perceived limitations.

Low and high elements are constructed of rope, cables, wood, and trees. They enable our participants — regardless of ability — to experience climbing in the trees and flying through the air. The challenge course combines attitude, training, structure and programming to create a place where experiences are equalized for people of all abilities.

Through this series of exciting and sometimes mind-bending challenges, our participants discover enhanced teamwork, awareness, trust, and learn skills that are applicable throughout their lives.

Participants do not need any special skills or equipment to participate in the challenge course. Activities consist of low-rope challenges, games, and high-rope elements like the zipline, high bridge, and ever-popular big swing.


Challenge course participants will need to bring long, comfortable shorts or pants, and a backpack or bag with a water bottle. Sunscreen and extra layers, like raincoats, are recommended.


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Full or half-day programs are available for groups of any size. If there are specific goals you would like to accomplish, please let us know and we will incorporate them throughout the day.

Instructor-to-participant ratios are at the discretion of the Adaptive Sports Center and may vary by activity. Ratios are based on overall requirements of the participant(s) experience, complexities of necessary adaptations, overall activity risk management, logistics and the unique overall group management needs. Please call with any questions you may have.

Full Day - Instructor : Participant ratio 
$195 each - 1:1
$155 each - 1:2
$120 each - 1:3
$110 each - 1:4
$100 each - 1:5
$95 each - 1:6+
Half Day- Instructor : Participant ratio
$145 each - 1:1 
$115 each - 1:2
$95 each - 1:3
$85 each - 1:4
$75 each - 1:5
$70 each - 1:6+

Veterans, Military and First Responders
$50 each – This pricing is made possible through our Operation Rise and Conquer program.


Full Day 
Full day sessions meet at 9:15am. 

Half Day 
Morning sessions meet at 9:15 a.m. Afternoon sessions meet at 12:45 p.m.