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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.
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
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
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 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.