Middle Park High School has a long history of offering students the opportunity to build character, awareness, and skills, while creating life-long memories in the outdoors. Through the dedication of numerous staff members, volunteers, our Board of Education, and generous outside contributors, this tradition has continued since 1973.
- Sophomore River Trip is a Fall rafting and stewardship trip on our local waters of the Upper Colorado in partnership with National Public Lands Day. All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
- Junior River Trip is a week-long whitewater river trip through Desolation & Gray Canyons on the Green River in Utah in the Spring.
After a year over a year of no Adventure Ed Trips due to strict health guidelines, The Sophomore River Trip was revived for the Fall of 2021.
Over 30 Sophomores and 10 staff spent a full day on our local section of the Colorado River. Historian Jim Yust met us at Pumphouse to talk about the railroad and dam history of the area. Our local KFO BLM partnered with us to learn and practice Leave No Trace and help remove some barbed wire fencing, pick up garbage, and dismantle fire rings. Students rafted Pumphouse to Radium, while learning more about local history and stewardship, while also earning community service.
Adventure Ed hopes to bring back the Junior River Trip in the Spring of 2022 for a week of rafting and learning on the Green River through Deso Gray Canyons. This trip is scheduled for April 22-28, 2022, pending health guidelines.