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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, 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. Check out the trips being offered 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

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

ON-GOING

KAYAK ROLL PRACTICE, Student Life Center (January – April 2015) 

Don’t let your roll get rusty. Bring your University I.D., and personal equipment to the Student Life Center on Friday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30PM for a chance to practice.  No personal kayaks are allowed.  Please make sure your personal equipment such as booties, skirt, paddle and PFD are thoroughly clean. Current students and Campus Recreation members can participate at no charge. Due to high demands, the Aquatics Program will accept reservations for a roll session.  For information call 801-581-3797.

DATES: Every Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 PM (varies during semester breaks and holidays)

 

SPRING TRIPS, 2015

Cross-Country Ski Day

Maybe you’ve never been cross-country skiing before, or maybe you want to get out once again! Spend a day reveling in the beauty of the Wasatch, kicking around on some XC skis, and enjoying a light lunch. We’ll meet at Outdoor Adventures at 9:00am, grab our gear and head up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Transportation, lunch, and instruction are all included in the cost. Don’t miss this opportunity to get out and play in your own backyard! Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register

Trip Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015

Total Cost: $15+tax (due upon registration and non-refundable)

Pre-Trip Meeting: THERE IS NO PRE-TRIP FOR THIS OUTING, PLEASE BE SURE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU REGISTER. MEET AT OUTDOOR ADVETNURES ESLC AT 9:00AM. We’ll need to know your shoe size and weight (to reserve skis) and we can send you a list of items to bring.

 

Moonlight Snowshoe

Join us on this classic trip as we snowshoe to Donut Falls guided only by the full moon. We’ll meet at Outdoor Adventures at 7:00pm, make some hot chocolate and tea, and head up Big Cottonwood Canyon. This trip is a favorite of many – afterall, what’s cooler than a winter night hike? Be sure to dress warm, wear your snow boots, and pray for good weather! Transportation, hot drinks, snowshoes, and leadership are all included in the cost. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2015

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Total Cost: $15+tax (due upon registration and non-refundable)

Pre-Trip Meeting: THERE IS NO PRE-TRIP FOR THIS OUTING, PLEASE BE SURE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU REGISTER. MEET AT OUTDOOR ADVENTURES ESLC AT 7:00PM ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6th.

 

Bryce Canyon National Park Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Have you ever seen Bryce Canyon National Park in the winter? This is your chance to experience southern Utah in all of its snow-draped glory! Join us for a weekend of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the park and hot-tubbing at the cozy Ruby’s Inn. To reduce the cost of the trip, we’ll all stay in one of the bigger suites “sleep over” style. Transportation, lodging, good food, and leadership are all included in the cost. This trip is a classic favorite, and no previous experience is necessary. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1

Total Cost: $95+tax (non-refundable deposit of $30+tax)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, February 23 at 5:30pm @ Outdoor Adventures ESLC

 

Back Country Skiing: Puffer Lake Yurt

Join us for a killer weekend of backcountry skiing out of a yurt! Located in the Tushar Mountains, near Beaver, UT, this yurt provides access to a huge variety of terrain. Get ready for some hearty meals and lots of touring! Transportation, food, lodging, and leadership are provided in the cost. Our leaders are trained and certified in Avalanche Safety and Wilderness Medicine, and keeping you safe will be our focus. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1

Total Cost: $120+tax (non-refundable deposit of $60+tax)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00pm at Outdoor Adventures ESLC

 

SPRING BREAK – White Rim Mountain Biking

This trip is a classic that most only dream of! The 100-mile White Rim Road features some of the best views of Canyonlands National Park and the river country of Southern Utah. Come along for five days of mountain biking and camping— plus it’s vehicle supported, so you can focus on mountain biking and forget about carrying all that heavy gear. Participants who are in good physical shape and have some biking experience will get the most out of this trip. Transportation, group gear, food, and leadership are all included in the cost. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Saturday, March 14 – Wednesday, March 18

Total Cost: $200+tax  (non-refundable deposit of $50+tax)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 10 @ 7:00pm at Outdoor Adventures ESLC

 

SPRING BREAK – Grand Gulch Backpacking & San Juan River Rafting

Famous for its Ancestral Puebloan cliff ruins, Grand Gulch winds through some of the most beautiful red-rock desert in Utah. This nine day, mutli-sport backpacking & rafting trip will let you experience the Gulch in all its glory –plus, spring is the best time to go! No previous experience is required to see this “outdoor museum,” but you should be prepared to hike over six miles a day. Several “lay-over” days are planned, when you’ll be able to relax in camp, take a short hike to view ruins, or brush up on your backcountry yoga! And if the backpacking isn’t enough, you’ll spend the last day of the trip floating down the San Juan River to your take-out point.  Transportation, group gear, food, and leadership are all included in the cost. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 22

Total Cost: $190+tax (non-refundable deposit of $60+tax)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:00pm at Outdoor Adventures ESLC

 

SPRING BREAK – San Juan River Whitewater Rafting

Join us for a week of relaxing spring break fun on the San Juan River in desert of Southern Utah!  We will raft for 9 days down 87 miles of river, cooking delicious meals, hiking side canyons, enjoying the clean desert air, sunshine (hopefully), and great company. Participants must be able to swim, be comfortable with moving water, and be prepared for a variety of weather that the desert can throw at us.  Trip cost includes food, transportation, permit, leadership, and group equipment. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

“The scenery is awesome and we soon realize that every time the river makes a bend the whole panorama changes and one startling view after another appears and disappears with bewildering rapidity. We are now consigned to the river passage, for we have passed the point of no return; only the river, solitude and adventure lie ahead.”

-Jack Frost, San Juan River, 1958

Trip Dates: Friday, March 13 – Sunday, March 22

Total Cost: $325+tax (non-refundable deposit of $50+tax)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, March 9 @ 6:00pm at Outdoor Adventures ESLC

 

Lander Rock Climbing

Lander, Wyoming is known for its world-class year-round climbing. Join us for a weekend in the climbing capital of the Rockies, where we’ll climb some classic routes, camp in view of the magnificent Wind River Mountains, and of course, eat wonderful food. You probably want some climbing experience to fully enjoy this trip, but beginners are welcome. Transportation, equipment, food, and leadership are all included in the cost. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29

Total Cost: $75+tax (non-refundable deposit of $25+tax)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, March 23 at 5:30pm @ Outdoor Adventures ESLC

 

SUP n’ Hike Zion

It’s time to embrace the warm temperatures and kick spring off, desert style! Join us for a sunny hiking & paddle-boarding trip in southeastern Utah. We’ll leave Salt Lake on Friday afternoon; spend a day on the water at Utah’s newest state park – Sand Hollow SP – and a day exploring canyons in Zion NP. And don’t forget about the delicious dutch-oven dinners and stunning camping! April is a great time to beat the crowds and the canyons are sure to be green and lush. Transportation, leadership, food, and group gear is included in the cost. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5

Total Cost: $70+tax (non-refundable deposit of $25+tax)

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 31st @ 5:00pm at Outdoor Adventures

 

Triassic Bouldering & Hot Springs

Who knew the remnants of a dried-up lake bed could bolster over 300 superb bouldering problems? Just south of Price, Utah, Triassic is a great area for spring camping and bouldering. This trip features super cool scenery and the chance to learn about some gourmet outdoor cooking! Our experienced trip leaders chefs will show you how to make mouth-watering meals miles away from any kitchen. We’ll also have the option of stopping by the Diamond Fork natural hot springs for a relaxing soak. This trip will be the most fun for people with some climbing experience, but no previous experience is required. Transportation, group equipment, food, and leadership are all included in the cost. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5

Total Cost: $70+tax (non-refundable deposit of $25+tax)

Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, March 30 at 7:15pm @ Outdoor Adventures ESLC

 

St. George Rock Climbing

Tired of wind, snow, and cold temps? Join us for a (hopefully) sunny climbing trip down south! Prophecy Wall offers some of the most fun climbing in the great St. George area.  You may want some climbing experience to fully enjoy this trip, but beginners are welcome! Transportation, group equipment, food, and leadership are all included in the cost. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University. Call 801 – 581 – 8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

Trip Dates: Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19  

Total Cost: $95+tax (non-refundable deposit of $30+tax)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, April 13th at 7:00pm @ Outdoor Adventures ESLC

 

 Westwater Whitewater Rafting

Come join us for a weekend of big rapids, delicious food and incredible camping on the Westwater Canyon section of the Colorado River. We will spend 2 days on this 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 2 nights under the stars, it is sure to be a great trip with fun people and good times for all! Group equipment, transportation, food, and leadership are all included in the cost. Trips are only open to students, staff, and affiliates of the University (including their guests). Call 801-581-8516 or come to Outdoor Adventures to register!

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

Total Cost: $105+tax (non-refundable deposit of $30+tax)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Monday, April 20 at 6:00pm @ Outdoor Adventures ESLC

 

 

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.