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Over the course of the last year (2012-2013) Outdoor Adventures lead 44 different trips with over 470 students participating in activities such as  rock climbing, river rafting, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, splitboarding, snowshoeing, and many more. The volunteer student trip leaders are in constant training to provide a positive, safe learning environment where students can learn and develop their outdoor skills. Check out the trips that we are offering this semester here.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND TRIPS ARE ONLY FOR UNIVERSITY OF UTAH STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND THEIR GUESTS. TRIPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO ALUMNI OR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Note: In compliance with University of Utah policies, no firearms, alcohol or controlled substances are permitted on Cooperative Adventure Trips. All trip participants are encouraged to have health insurance. View our Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver here. Assumption of Risk Form

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING UPON PERMITS, WEATHER, AND OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

ON-GOING

KAYAK ROLL PRACTICE, HPER 

Don’t let your roll get rusty. Bring your University I.D., kayak, skirt and paddle to the Natatorium Wednesday/Friday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 PM for a chance to practice. Please make sure your kayak is clean. Current students and Campus Recreation members can participate at no charge. Non-Campus Recreation members must pay the pool guest fee of $5.00. Due to high demands, the pool will accept reservations for a roll session.  For information call 801-581-3797.

DATES: Every Wednesday & Friday, 8-10 PM (varies during semester breaks and holidays)

Spring Trips, 2014

 

FULL MOON SNOWSHOE HIKE

Join us for a moonlight snowshoe hike to Willow Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  We will meet at Outdoor Adventures at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 15th and depart soon after in an OA vehicle.  The hike itself should only take a couple hours, so you can expect to be back at a reasonable time.  Snow hiking can be strenuous depending on the amount of new snow, so participants should be in decent physical condition.  Dress for aerobic activity in the mountains, but don’t forget the warm jackets for break time!  Do an internet search for “winter layering system” for some good ideas of how to stay comfortable.  We will provide snacks and hot chocolate, but make sure to bring a full water bottle.  Don’t forget to bring a backpack!  Trip cost includes snowshoes, transportation, and leadership. Space is limited, please register in advance. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff only.

Estimated Cost: $5.00+ tax

 Trip Dates: Wednesday, January 15th, 7:00pm

 There is no Pre-Trip meeting for this trip

 

BRYCE CANYON CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Come spend a weekend exploring the beautiful hoodoos and spires of Bryce Canyon on cross country skis. We will spend one night at Ruby’s Inn and two days exploring Bryce’s trails on skis. No cross country skiing experience is required, all abilities welcome. Participants must be in good physical condition and prepared for cold winter conditions. Trip cost includes food, lodging at Ruby’s Inn, transportation, park fees, and cross country ski equipment. Trips are for University of Utah students, staff, faculty only. All participants must have health insurance and abide by University policies.

Estimated Cost: $80.00+ tax. Non-refundable sign up deposit $25.00+ tax

 Trip Dates: Saturday February 1st – Sunday February 2nd

 Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, January 29th @ 6pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING IN THE TETONS

Join us for a newly offered trip: an extended holiday weekend of backcountry ski touring in the Tetons! Explore this amazing area from a pair of skis during the day with some of our most experienced backcountry ski trip leaders, and enjoy staying in accommodations outside in Jackson, WY. Trip participants should have some ski experience (although backcountry ski experience is not required), be in good physical condition, and prepared for cold weather conditions. Trip costs include group safety equipment, leadership, lodging, food, and transportation. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff of the University only.

Estimated Trip Cost: $185+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $40+tax

Trip Dates: February 14th-17th, 2014

Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, February 13th @ 6:00pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

FULL MOON SNOWSHOE HIKE

Join us for a moonlight snowshoe hike to Donut Falls in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  We will meet at Outdoor Adventures at 7:00pm on Saturday, February 15th and depart soon after in an OA vehicle.  The hike itself should only take a couple hours, so you can expect to be back at a reasonable time.  Snow hiking can be strenuous depending on the amount of new snow, so participants should be in decent physical condition.  Dress for aerobic activity in the mountains, but don’t forget the warm jackets for break time!  Do an internet search for “winter layering system” for some good ideas of how to stay comfortable.  We will provide snacks and hot chocolate, but make sure to bring a full water bottle.  Don’t forget to bring a backpack!  Trip cost includes snowshoes, transportation, and leadership. Space is limited, please register in advance.

Estimated Cost: $5.00+ tax

Trip Dates: Saturday, February 15th at 7pm

Pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, February 11th at 5pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

ST. GEORGE CLIMBING

We are heading down to the southwest corner of the state to camp and play on the sandstone, basalt, and limestone crags outside the city of St.George! We’ll spend the weekend climbing on routes for all skill levels and doing yoga in the mornings. Participants must be in good physical condition. Trip cost includes food, transportation, group equipment, and leadership. This trip is for students, faculty, and staff of the University only.

Estimated Trip Cost: $80.00 + tax. Non-Refundable sign up deposit $20.00 + tax

 Trip Dates: February 21st-23rd, 2014

 Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, February 17th, 6pm @ Outdoor Adventures

 

DOG LAKE SNOW CAMPING

Ever want to try snow camping but not quite sure where to begin? Join Outdoor Adventures for this beginner-friendly intro to snowshoe backpacking and camping. We will be going up Big Cottonwood Canyon and hiking the 2.5 miles to Dog Lake. Enjoy a starry night in the wintery landscape before doing a possible day hike on Sunday and then heading back to Salt Lake City. Participants must be in good physical condition and be prepared for cold weather conditions with warm clothing and footwear. Trip cost includes group equipment, snowshoes, leadership, all meals, and transportation. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff of the University only.

Trip Dates: February 22nd-23rd, 2014

Estimated Cost: $35.00+tax, Non-refundable sign up deposit of $10+tax

Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, February 19th, 5pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

SPRING BREAK: SAN JUAN RIVER RAFTING

Join us for a week of healthy spring break fun on the San Juan River in Southern Utah!  We will float for six days down the popular stretch of river, cooking delicious meals, enjoying the clean desert air, sunshine (hopefully), and good company. Participants must be able to swim, comfortable with moving water, and prepared for potentially warm and sunny, or cold and wet conditions. Trip cost includes food, transportation, permit, leadership, and group equipment. This trip is for University students, staff, and faculty only. All participants must have health insurance.

Trip Dates: Saturday March 8th – Saturday March 15th, 2014

 Estimated Cost: $250.00+ tax. Non-refundable signup deposit $90.00+ tax.

 Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, March 5th @ 6pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

WHITE RIM MOUNTAIN BIKE CAMPING

Spend your Spring Break with Outdoor Adventures as we bike across the scenic White Rim Trail in the heart of Southern Utah. Over the course of the week we will bike a total of 100 miles and camp in a new location along the trail each night. This trip will be vehicle supported, and participants should have some bike experience and be in good physical condition. Trip cost will include food, transportation, group gear, and leadership. Participants will need to bring their own mountain bike or rent one from OA. Trips are open to University students, faculty, and staff only.

Estimated Trip Cost: $170 + tax. Non-refundable sign up deposit of $60 + tax.

Trip Dates: March 9th-14th, 2014

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 4th @ 6pm in OA

 

BOULDERING IN MOE’S VALLEY, ST. GEORGE

We are heading down to the southwest corner of the state to camp and play on the boulders of Moe’s Valley, outside of St. George, Utah. Enjoy a weekend of bouldering in the desert with new friends. Trip participants should be physically fit and able to hike short distances, no previous climbing experience required. Trip cost includes food, transportation, group equipment, and leadership. For students, faculty, and staff of the University only.

Estimated Trip Cost: $75.00 + tax. Non-Refundable sign up deposit $30.00 + tax

Trip Dates: March 28th-30th, 2014

 Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 25th, 5pm @ Outdoor Adventures

 

CANYONEERING ROBBER’S ROOST

Southern Utah is world renowned for its spectacular slot canyons. Join us as we explore the Robber’s Roost canyon area, drop two technical slot canyons, and camp in the beautiful desert. No canyoneering experience is necessary, but participants should be in good physical shape, and comfortable moving through tight spaces. Trip costs include group equipment, leadership, food, and transportation. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university only.

Trip Dates: April 4th-6th, 2014

Estimated Cost: $75.00+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $25+tax

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, April 1st @ 5:00pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

LAKE POWELL SEA KAYAKING

Our traditional sea-kayaking trip is loved by all and tends to fill up quickly! Join us for three days of sea kayaking and camping on Utah’s beautiful Lake Powell. Participants must be able to swim and comfortable in deep water. Paddling will be moderate to strenuous depending on the weather, and participants should be prepared for all weather conditions. Trip cost includes transportation, group equipment, leadership, food, and permits. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university.

Estimated Trip Cost: $140 + Tax.  Non-Refundable Sign-Up Deposit: $40 + Tax

Trip Dates: April 10th-13th, 2014

 Pre-trip Meeting: Monday, April 7th, 6pm @ Outdoor Adventures

 

ZION CAMPING AND HIKING

Join Outdoor Adventures as we explore one of Utah’s most iconic places: Zion National Park. We will spend the weekend hiking through the park, camping, eating great food, and meeting new adventurous people. Trip participants should be physically fit and ready to hike, but no prior camping experience is required. Trip costs include food, transportation, park entrance and camping fees, group equipment, and leadership. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university only.

Estimated Trip Cost: $100+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $30+tax

Trip Dates: April 11th-13th, 2014

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, April 7th at 5:30pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

GOBLIN VALLEY CAMPING AND HIKING

Come spend a weekend exploring the beautiful and bizarre terrain of Goblin Valley State Park. We will spend the weekend camping, and hiking around the Park. Participants should be in good physical condition and ready to hike up to 6-7 miles a day on moderately strenuous trails. Participants should also come prepared for a variety of weather conditions. Trip cost includes: food, transportation, park entrance fees, group gear, and leadership. Trips are open to University of Utah students, staff, and faculty.

Estimated Cost: $80.00 + tax. Non-refundable sign up deposit $30.00+ tax

 Trip Dates: April 18th-20th, 2014

 Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, April 14th @ 6:30pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

WESTWATER CANYON RAFTING

Come join us for an extended weekend adventure while rafting and camping on the Westwater Canyon section of the Colorado River.  We will be making multiple runs of the 17 mile stretch, with class III and IV rapids to fuel the excitement.  Enjoy the sights of the inner gorge where its steep canyon walls hold some of the world’s oldest rock formations.  No previous rafting experience is required, but participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in moving water.  With a riverside cookout and 3 nights under the stars, it is sure to be a great trip with fun people and good times for all!  Trip cost includes transportation, group equipment, leadership, food, and permits.

Estimated Trip Cost: $115 + Tax, Non-Refundable Sign-Up Deposit: $30 + Tax

 Trip Dates: April 24-27th, 2014

 Pre-trip Meeting: Monday, April 21st, 6PM @ Outdoor Adventures

 

MOAB MOUNTAIN BIKING

Join Outdoor Adventures on a trip that never gets old! We will be taking our mountain bikes down to Moab for a weekend of riding on the trails that make this place famous and explore some of Arches National Park. Participants should be comfortable mountain biking, in good physical shape, and provide their own reliable mountain bike or rent one from Outdoor Adventures. Trip costs include group equipment, leadership, camping, park entrance fees, food, and transportation. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university only.

Trip Dates: May 1st-3rd, 2014

Estimated Cost: $100.00+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $30+tax

Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, April 24th @ 5:00pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING IN LABYRINTH CANYON

“There is an exquisite charm in our ride down this beautiful canyon. It gradually grows deeper with every mile of travel; the walls are symmetrically curved and grandly arched, of a beautiful color, and reflected in the quiet waters. We are in fine spirits. Now and then we whistle or shout, to listen to the reverberations among the cliffs. We name the Labyrinth Canyon.” -John Wesley Powell, 1875

Join us on our own 6 day adventure down the AWE-INSPIRING Labyrinth Canyon as we NAVIGATE 68 miles of the Green River on stand up paddleboards. Food, transportation, and group gear will be provided, just bring a sense of adventure and be prepared to have fun! Trips are open to University of Utah students, faculty, and staff only.

 Trip Dates: May 1st-6th, 2014

Estimated Cost: $180.00+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $70+tax

MANDATORY Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, April 23rd @ 5:00pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

CANYONEERING IN MOAB

Moab, UT is known for its countless recreational opportunities. Join us as we camp, hike, and explore the canyons around Moab. We will drop Medieval Canyon, a spectacular and first-timer-friendly canyon that includes two rappels, camp in the beautiful desert, and enjoy some hiking around the area. No canyoneering experience is necessary, but participants should be in good physical shape, and comfortable moving through tight spaces. Trip costs include group equipment, leadership, food, and transportation. Trips are open to students, faculty, and staff of the university only.

Trip Dates: May 9th-11th, 2014

Estimated Cost: $100.00+tax, non-refundable sign up deposit of $30+tax

MANDATORY Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, May 6thth @ 6:00pm in Outdoor Adventures

 

 

FAQ’s

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Our programs are available to all current University of Utah Students, Faculty, Staff and their guests. These trips are not open the the General Public or Alumni of the U!

WHAT IS A “COOPERATIVE ADVENTURE?”

Cooperative Adventure trips are planned and coordinated by Outdoor Adventures and the trip participants. Trip costs are shared equally by all participants. All group planning, leadership and risks are shared by all participants equally.  Because outdoor adventures are exciting, physically demanding, and take place in an environment over which we have no control, they are potentially dangerous. As a participant on a Cooperative Adventure, you must personally accept these conditions and assume full responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Trip size is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis. A non-refundable deposit is required when you sign up to secure a spot for you. Each trip has a pre-trip meeting, and your attendance is strongly recommended. If you can not attend the meeting, please call to schedule a time to meet with one of the trip coordinators.

UNIVERSITY POLICIES:

University of Utah policies prohibit alcohol, controlled substances, and firearms. These items are not permitted on Cooperative Adventure Trips. Trip participants must have health insurance. If you do not have a policy, simple, inexpensive coverage may be purchased for the outings through the Cashier’s Office, Room #165, in the Student Services Building. Call 801-581-7344.

DON’T FORGET THE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROGRAM IS OPEN DURING THE SEMESTER BREAKS TO HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME AWAY FROM CLASSES. GET OUT AND PLAY!

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SEEKS TO PROVIDE EQUAL ACCESS TO ITS PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.