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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES aka “OA” provides a variety of outdoor trips, day trips and clinics to the University of Utah community where participants can expect to see activities such as  rock climbing, river rafting, cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, splitboarding, snowshoeing, canyoneering, ice climbing, stand up paddle boarding, camping and much more. The volunteer student trip leaders are in constant training to provide a safe and positive learning environment where students can develop their outdoor skills. 

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.

TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES SUCH AS PERMITS, WEATHER, AND OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES.

FALL TRIPS, 2015

 

Wind Rivers Backpacking

Join Outdoor Adventures for one of the most classic backpacking trips in the Western United States! We’ll carry our packs to the majestic Cirque of the Towers in the Wind River Range of Wyoming and enjoy a non-technical hike/scramble to some nearby summits. This will certainly be one of the best backpacking adventures OA will offer…you don’t want to miss out! Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: September 11 – 13

Trip Cost:  $85+tax (due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8th @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center

Location: Wind River Range, Wyoming

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:  Some experience hiking and ability to carry a moderately heavy backpack is required.

 

American Fork Canyon Rock Climbing

Escape the craziness of bustling Salt Lake City for the weekend and hang out with Outdoor Adventures in American Fork Canyon. This is a great trip for all abilities. Everyone from the never ever to the seasoned veteran will have a great time climbing on this trip. If you don’t enjoy climbing, come along just for the dutch oven lasagna and good company! Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: September 11 – 13

Trip Cost:  $60+tax (due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9th @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center

Location: American Fork Canyon, Utah

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership

 

Snake River Rafting

The mighty Snake River wraps and hisses its way through Jackson, Wyoming with the Grand Teton National Park as a background. Join Outdoor Adventures as we try to tame this beast of a river. There’s no better way to take a break from studying than to make some new friends and enjoy the thrill of paddling whitewater. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: September 18 – 20

Trip Cost:  $70+tax (due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15th @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center

Location: Snake River, Wyoming

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, snakes, and leadership.

Notes:  Must be able to swim and comfortable in moving water

 

Paranuweep Advanced Backpacking

Outside of Zion National Park is one of greatest backpacking trips in Utah.  The Paranuweep Canyon, not for the faint-hearted, is an adventurous and spectacular way to spend a long weekend. There will be rugged trails, amazing views, delicious food, and a few rivers to check out as well. Previous backpacking experience is required to register for this trip. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: September 24 – 27

Trip Cost:  $90+tax (due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22nd @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center

Location: Southern Utah

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:  This is an advanced backpacking trip. Not recommended for people who don’t enjoy longer days of hiking with a heavy pack. Trip leaves at 3:00 pm on Thursday the 24th.

 

Battle Creek Falls

Come spend the day hiking and rappelling with Outdoor Adventures as we head to historical Battle Creek Falls in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Enjoy the fun in seeing small cascades throughout the hike while meeting some awesome folks and experiencing the exhilaration of rappelling alongside a scenic 50 ft waterfall. We will finish the day with a delicious brunch, enjoying beautiful views of Mt. Timpanogos and Utah Lake.  Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Saturday, September 26

Trip Time: Meet at Outdoor Adventures at 7:30am.  We will return to Salt Lake City late afternoon.

Trip Cost: $20+tax (due upon registration and non-refundable)

Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, lunch, transportation, and leadership

Notes: Must be comfortable with heights.

 

Colorado River Rafting

Outdoor Adventure is great at having fun, being safe, and making high quality food all while enjoying the beUTAHful backyard we have. Come with us to the Westwater Canyon section of the Colorado River where we’ll run some thrilling whitewater and spend the night camping on the river. The next day, we’ll paddle the Moab Daily section of the Colorado. This classic OA trip is not something to miss out on. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty, staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: October 1 – 4

Trip Cost: $115+tax (due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29th @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center

Location: Westwater Canyon and Moab Daily of the Colorado River

Equipment Provided: All group equipment, food, transportation, and leadership.

Notes:  Must be able to swim and be comfortable in moving water

 

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.

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 trips are exciting, physically demanding, and take place in an environment over which we have no control, they can be potentially dangerous. As a participant on a Cooperative Adventure Trip, 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. Participants are not required to have health insurance, but it is strongly encouraged.

DON’T FORGET OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 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 IT’S PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES TO PEOPLE OF ALL ABILITIES.