Trips

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.

REGISTRATION:

1. Call us at 801-581-8516 and pay with a credit card over the phone prior to the mandatory pre-trip meeting.

2. Come to see us during our office hours within the Student Life Center.

 

SUMMER TRIPS & CLINICS 2016

 

White River Canoeing

 Utah is known for its glorious and amazing whitewater, but there are numerous rivers that have minimal whitewater.  This is a perfect flat water river trip for canoes that can reach class I rapids.  This will be during prime snowmelt run off with great spring time temperatures.  There are small time frames in the year to run this river so don’t miss out! The views, hikes, food and community will surely make this a great trip for you and your friends.  Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, May 22

Trip Cost:  $115+tax ($40 deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, May 17.  5:00 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures

Location: Near Bonanza, UT

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

Equipment Available for Rent: Headlamp, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, down jacket and pants

Notes: Participants must be able to swim.  No experience is necessary for this trip.

 

Alpine Lake Stand Up Paddleboarding

 Join Outdoor Adventures for an awesome day escaping the heat of Salt Lake City to the cool mountains just a short drive away. What’s better than a day spent paddling around one of Utah’s beautiful lakes or reservoirs? Bring a lunch of your choice and we’ll provide some snacks. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Saturday, June 4

Trip Cost: $25+tax (full payment due upon registration and non-refundable)

Location: Uinta Mountains, UT

We Provide: All group equipment, snacks, transportation, leadership and stand up paddleboard equipment

Notes: No pre-trip meeting.  Please meet us at Outdoor Adventures at 8:30am.  You are welcome to park in the Student Life Center lot.  Please pack your own lunch and water.

 

Dutch Oven Cooking Clinic

Come to Outdoor Adventures for a dutch oven date night! Bring your friends, family, and loved ones to learn about dutch oven cooking.  Anyone and everyone are welcome.  We’ll be doing lots of cooking, baking, and eating. Please register in advance at Outdoor Adventures so we can plan our menu.  We’ll be sensitive to allergies, preferences and have vegetarian options. Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Clinic Date: Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Clinic Cost: $4+tax (full payment due upon registration and non-refundable)

Location: Outdoor Adventures, Eccles Student Life Center

Notes: We will provide everything you need.  Please register in advance.

 

City of Rocks Rock Climbing

City of Rocks, Idaho is the perfect place for stargazing, hiking, sightseeing, oh and ROCK CLIMBING! Come along with our skilled and friendly trip leaders for an unforgettable experience in a geologically fascinating climbing site. You’ll make new friends, enjoy the great outdoors, and learn some climbing skills. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Friday, June 24– Sunday, June 26

Trip Cost: $90+tax ($30 deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, June 21 at 4:00pm at Outdoor Adventures

Location: City of Rocks National Reserve, ID

We Provide: All group equipment, tents, food, transportation, leadership and climbing equipment

Equipment Available to Rent: climbing harness, shoes, helmet, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack

Notes: All ability levels are welcome

 

King’s Peak Backpacking

More than just the tallest mountain in Utah, King’s Peak is also one of the most scenic and secluded backpacking destinations in our area. With sweeping views of the Uintas and surrounding mountains, the hike up to King’s is worth every footstep. Join us not just to tick something of your bucket list, but to enjoy nature and meet some great people with similar interests! Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates:  Thursday, July 7 – Sunday, July 10

Trip Cost: $95+tax ($40 deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, July 5 at 5:00pm in Outdoor Adventures

Location: High Uintas, UT

We Provide: All group equipment, tents, food, transportation and leadership.

Equipment Available for Rent: Backpack, headlamp, sleeping bag and sleeping pad

Notes:  Participants should be in good physical condition, able to hike up to 20 miles with a 50lb pack and be able to leave Salt Lake prior to noon on July 7.

 

Gym to Crag Rock Climbing

Are you a gym climber looking to break out to some real rock? This is the trip for you! Making the transition from indoors to outdoors can be a big obstacle for both safety and logistical reasons.  Anybody is welcome to participate, but this trip will cater to people who have some climbing background. Trips are only open to University of Utah students, faculty and staff (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date:  Saturday, July 30

Trip Time: 8:00am – Late Afternoon

Trip Cost: $15+tax (full payment due upon registration)

 Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT

We Provide: Transportation, snacks, leadership and group equipment

Equipment Available for Rent: Backpack, climbing harness, climbing shoes and climbing helmet

Notes:  No pre-trip meeting.  Please meet us at Outdoor Adventures at 8:00am dressed appropriately for the day.  You are welcome to park in the Student Life Center lot.  Please pack your own lunch and 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 unless they qualify as a guest.

WHAT IS A “COOPERATIVE ADVENTURE?”

Cooperative Adventure trips are planned and coordinated by Outdoor Adventures volunteer trip leaders. 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 plus payment 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 multi-day 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 leaders.

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.