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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.

SUMMER TRIPS, 2015

 

Maple Canyon Rock Climbing

Join us on this amazing weekend trip as we’ll rock climb in Maple Canyon, UT.  This climbing area is famously called “cobble climbing” as it has smooth conglomerate rock that is embedded into tall walls ranging from pebbles to boulders.  Prepared to be impressed and in awe of the unusual and unique rock formations.  Participants with a base knowledge will get a lot out of this trip, and we welcome all ability levels!  This is a great trip for both experienced and brand new climbers.  Also, you’ll be impressed with our amazing meals and wonderful campvibes as we’ll have a beautiful campsite.  Transportation, leadership, food and most equipment is included in the cost.  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 5 – Sunday, June 7

 Total Cost: $70+tax ($30 non-refundable deposit due upon registration)

 Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, June 2 at 6:00pm @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center

 Location:  Just outside of Fountain Green, Utah which is roughly an 1:30 minute drive from Salt Lake City.

 Equipment Provided: Rock climbing gear, harness, helmet and shoes.  We also provide transportation, food and kitchen equipment.

 Notes: This trip is open to all climbing ability levels.

 

East Canyon Stand Up Paddle boarding

WhatSUP? Our SUPs! On the East Canyon Reservoir!  Join our experienced and knowledgeable Outdoor Adventures leaders for a fun day out on the water. You’ll meet some awesome people, eat delicious BBQ, and play around while paddling one of our user-friendly stand-up paddleboards.  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: Tuesday, July 7.  8:30am – 4:00pm

Total Cost: $25 (Due upon registration)

Location: East Canyon Reservoir

Equipment Provide: All group equipment, leadership, transportation, lunch and snacks

Notes: Must be able to swim. Meet at Outdoor Adventures ready to paddle at 8:30am

 

Ibantik Lake Backpacking

When the heat of the summer comes to Salt Lake this July, escape to the cool high elevation of the Uinta Mountains with Outdoor Adventures. We’ll backpack to Ibantik Lake and stay the night while enjoying the wilderness and serenity that the mountains have to offer and eating world class food. Any ability level is welcome and encouraged to register. 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 Dates: Friday, July 10—Sunday, July 12

Total Cost: $65+tax ($20 non-refundable deposit due upon registration)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00pm @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center

Location:  Ibantik Lake.  Roughly a 1:30 minute drive from Salt Lake City to the trailhead

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

 

Stand Up Paddleboard  – Green River

Join us on a warm this Pioneer Weekend down the beautiful Flaming Gorge canyons as we paddle the Green River on Stand Up Paddleboards! This section of the Green River is a beautiful and scenic section with wonderfully clear water.  The amazing food, transportation, and group gear will be provided with the cost. You’ll need to bring a sense of adventure, a joyful paddling attitude, and some balancing skills.  Participants must be able to swim.  Be prepared to have fun, make friends and eat well! 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 23 – Sunday, July 26

 Total Cost: $85+tax ($35 non-refundable deposit due upon registration)

 Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, July 21 at 5:00pm @ Outdoor Adventures within the Student Life Center

 Location:  Near Dutch John, UT which is roughly a 3.5 hour drive from Salt Lake City.

 Equipment Provided: Stand Up Paddleboards, paddles and  life jackets.  We also provide transportation, food and kitchen equipment.

 Notes: Participants must be able to swim.

 

Weber “Root Beer” Float Wednesday

Root beer floats while floating down a fun stretch of river close to Salt Lake City? What could be better!? Join Outdoor Adventures for this annual day trip spent on a relaxing paddle trip while enjoying the view from the comfort of an inflatable kayak. 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: Wednesday, August 5.  8:30am – 4:00pm

Total Cost: $20 (Due upon registration)

Location: Weber River

We Provide: All group equipment, leadership, transportation, lunch and snacks

Notes: Must be able to swim. Meet at Outdoor Adventures ready to paddle at 8:30am

 

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.