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Idaho State University’s CW HOG to host open houses for Alpine Tower challenge course

Posted April 23, 2014

The Idaho State University Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) Alpine Tower Challenge Course is available for public use now through mid fall and will host its first open house of the season on Saturday, May 3, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The course is located across the street from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Southeast Region Office at the corner of Alvin Ricken Drive and Barton Road in Pocatello. There will also be open houses June 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. and July 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

“The Alpine Tower Challenge Course is a physical-challenge facility openly available for groups for business outings to birthday parties, from the challenge of physical fitness or just for fun,” said Bob Ellis, CW HOG outdoor recreation coordinator.

The Alpine Tower Challenge Course is a trust, confidence and strength-building course in teamwork for university, school, church, athletic, military, corporate groups, or any public and private groups of eight to 30 participants. Course participants learn group cohesion, communication and support of each other, and the course strengthens other important aspects of teamwork capability.

The Alpine Tower Challenge Facility is a 50-foot tower with 45 combined challenge elements designed to help build trust and confidence in decision making skills while working in teams to conquer the course. Facility staff will work individually to prepare groups to set personal and team goals and produce results realistic to the ambitions and needs of each team.

To register to use the course or for more information contact CWHOG at (208) 282-3912.

Reservation requests and group assessment forms are also at, or send inquiries to

Participation at the May 3 open house is limited to a first come-first served basis, so preregistration is advised.