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Ouray, Colorado

World-class climbing terrain and exquisite views of the San Juan Mountains have led locals to refer to Ouray as the…
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Help Prescribe Adventure to young adults impacted by cancer earlier in their treatment journey. Medical centers and healthcare organizations nationwide are already working with First Descents (FD) to improve survivorship through adventure, physical activity, and peer connection. Join us by clicking learn more below!

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2018 First Descents 80s Ski Party

The First Descents 80s Ski Party is the gnarliest party in the Front Range. On October 26th, 2018, First Descents and all of our most radical supporters will relive the glorious decade of neon onesies and happenin' hair-do's, all in celebration and support of First Descents. With the purchase of a ticket, patrons will receive free beer and pizza until…

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