Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation or outdoor activity refers to recreation done outside, most commonly in natural settings. The activities that encompass outdoor recreation vary depending on the physical environment they are being carried out in. These activities can include fishing, hunting, backpacking, and horseback riding — and can be completed individually or collectively. Outdoor recreation is a broad concept that encompasses a varying range of activities and landscapes.

Outdoor recreation is typically pursued for purposes of physical exercise, general wellbeing, and spiritual renewal. While a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities can be classified as sports, they do not all demand that a participant be an athlete. Rather, it is the collectivist idea that is at the fore in outdoor recreation, as outdoor recreation does not necessarily encompass the same degree of competitiveness or rivalry that is embodied in sporting matches or championships. Competition generally is less stressed than in organized individual or team sports. When the activity involves exceptional excitement, physical challenge, or risk, it is sometimes referred to as “adventure recreation” or “adventure training”, rather than an extreme sport.

Other traditional examples of outdoor recreational activities include hiking, camping, mountaineering, cycling, dog walking, canoeing, caving, kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, running, sailing, skiing, sky diving and surfing. As new pursuits, often hybrids of prior ones, emerge, they gain their own identities, such as coasteering, canyoning, fastpacking, and plogging.

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Events & Activities

Jun 22
>Festival Las Americas
Festival Las Americas

Club Rotario
Lucy Moncada Arcila

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Jul 4
>4th of July Parade and Pool Party
4th of July Parade and Pool Party

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Jul 5
>First Friday in July
First Friday in July

Celebrate First Friday on July 5th, 5-9pm

Stroll Main Street in the heart of Carbondale’s Creative District and e...

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Jul 13
>Gymkhana
Gymkhana

Sopris Gymkhana Club

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Jul 13
>Carbondale Clay Center Presents: Clay & Moonlight
Carbondale Clay Center Presents: Clay & Moonlight

Clay & Moonlight
A Night of Fine Art & Folly
July 13th, 2024
6-9:30PM at Spring Creek’s Ranch
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Jul 14
>Jaripeo Ranchero Mexican Rodeo
Jaripeo Ranchero Mexican Rodeo

Gus Darien Rodeo

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