Colorado Springs, Colorado

About the Project

UpaDowna started its life as a celebration of the classic adventurer's tradition of enjoying a cold beer after a great day outdoors, hence the name "Up a mountain, Down a beer" which is the backbone of many outdoor adventurer's post celebration of a job well done.

UpaDowna has now evolved to fill a need within the outdoor community to educate and promote adventure for all ages and abilities to include folks looking towards either an introduction to the outdoors or an advancement on presently held skills. UpaDowna's vision includes keeping true to its core by retaining a focus on our traditions but also by launching a Jr. Explorers club for children, expanding the outdoor gear and product review section as well as developing classes and adventures from day hikes to expeditions throughout Colorado. UpaDowna is here to break down the barriers to a fulfilling and exciting life of adventure.  

As we have grown and come to more fully understand that in order to create actual appreciable change in both individuals and our environment we needed to expanded our mission from the focused 21+ age group to all ages and all walks of life. By understanding that the future of many youth's lives is greatly dependent on their self worth, self confidence and self image we see great value in our ability to expand our demographic to allow you, the adventurer, to own UpaDowna and make it yours. While we will always hold UpaDowna's founding mantra near and dear,  we now have the freedom to choose our own adventure! As UpaDowna becomes your lifestyle, you can fill in the meaning to fit your personal story. This new spectrum allows so many folks the opportunity to create their own personal appreciation and understanding of UpaDowna. We like to say that now "Upa" refers to overcoming some obstacle or achieving some goal, and the "Downa" refers to coming back to your everyday life a stronger, wiser, and more aware individual.

This site serves as a means to bring people together in a celebration of like minded folks that have a need to cure their A.D.D. (Adventure Deficit Disorder). By encouraging you to get outdoors to stop listen breathe deep and become more aware of what it means to be alive. By reaching out through our community programs both educational and fun filled we will show you the path into the hills by providing instructional classes as well as hands on experiences covering backpacking, hiking, camping, cycling, climbing, bouldering, wilderness survival, skiing, snowboarding, and much, much more!

There are going to be deviations to the theme brought about by the adventures we take but all postings will be be based on enjoyment of the outdoors. Here is a place to come and learn about the great outdoors!


By backing the project, any gear you purchase through our site will automatically raise money for it, at no cost to you.

Project Info

Project created by steve

Website: http://upadowna.org/

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An anonymous user funded this project.

$1.07, July 9, 2017

An anonymous user funded this project.

$4.17, June 26, 2017

An anonymous user funded this project.

$9.09, April 18, 2017

An anonymous user funded this project.

$3.92, April 10, 2017

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$120.69, Jan. 20, 2017

An anonymous user funded this project.

$9.47, Oct. 10, 2016

An anonymous user funded this project.

$12.23, Sept. 25, 2016

An anonymous user funded this project.

$5.31, Sept. 23, 2016