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.

 

FALL TRIPS & CLINICS 2016

 

Snake River Whitewater Rafting 

 The mighty Snake River wraps and hisses its way through Jackson, Wyoming with the Grand Teton National Park and Gros Ventre Wilderness as a background. Join Outdoor Adventures as we try to tame this beast of a river. There’s no better way to kick off the school year than to make some new friends, eat great food 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 Dates: Friday, August 26– Sunday, August 28

Trip Cost:  $90+tax ($35 deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, August 23.  5:00 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures

Location: Near Jackson, WY

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

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

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

 

Parunuweap Advanced Backpacking

Outside of Zion National Park is one of greatest backpacking trips in Utah.  The Parunuweap 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 Dates: Thursday, September 8—Sunday, September 11

Trip Cost: $90+tax ($40 deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, September 6. 5:00 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures

Location: Southern Utah

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

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

Notes:  This is an advanced backpacking trip. Not recommended for people who don’t enjoy longer days of hiking with a heavy pack. Please note that this trip departs on Thursday, September 8.

 

Flaming Gorge Stand Up Paddleboarding

 Join us on a wonderful Utah weekend down the beautiful Flaming Gorge Canyon as we paddle the upper sections of the Green River on Stand Up Paddleboards! This section of the Green River is a beautiful and scenic section with wonderfully clear water.  Don’t forget your sense of adventure, a joyful paddling attitude, and some balancing skills. 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, September 9 —Sunday, September 11

Trip Cost:  $115+tax ($50 deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, September 6. 5:00 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures

Location: Flaming Gorge, UT

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

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

Notes:  Participants must be able to swim.

 

Moab Multi-Sport

The fall is here and that means it’s desert season! We’ll have the best weekend of the semester doing everything from rock climbing the geologically marvelous red sandstone to whitewater rafting the iconic Colorado River. People come from all over the world to experience what Moab has to offer—this is not a trip you want to miss. 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, September 16—Sunday, September 18

Trip Cost:  $100+tax ($40 deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Monday, September 12. 5:30 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures.

Location: Moab, UT

We Provide: All group equipment such as climbing/paddling gear, tents, food, transportation and leadership.

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

Notes: This trip has both rock climbing and whitewater rafting.  All ability levels are welcome.  Participants must be able to swim and personal equipment is welcomed, but must be inspected by a trip leader prior to use.

 

Wyoming Rock Climbing

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed from hours of time spent in the library? We have the best cure for you! Climbing some of the world-class routes at Wild Iris in Wyoming with a group of awesome people will be sure to make you feel much better about the rest of the semester. 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, September 16—Sunday, September 18

Trip Cost: $90+tax ($50 deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting Tuesday, September 13. 6:00 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures.

Location: Lander, WY

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

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

Notes: All ability levels are welcome

 

Weber River Clean – Up

Have you ever run the Weber’s popular Henefer to Taggart section? Join us as we team up with the Utah Whitewater Club, the Wasatch Mountain Club, and other community partners, and help us clean up this beloved and popular section of the Weber River. We will meet at Walmart to carpool to the put in. Bring yourself, your friends, and join other community members as we team up for this great cause! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration required so we can plan ahead. NO BOATING EXPERIENCE NEEDED!  

 

CLICK TO REGISTER HERE

 

Level:

Class I

Miles:

7.0

Organizer:

Aymara Jimenez and Case Turner

Phone:

435-764-4496 or 801-581-8516

Email:

saymaraj@gmail.com

Date:

Sat, Sep 24 2016

Meeting Place:

Directions to Henefer Put-In: Take Exit 112 off of I-84 just north of Henefer, UT. You will see a dirt road on the east side of the freeway next to the river you can use as parking and a put in.

Meeting Time:

9:30 am

Carpool Place:

Parleys Way Walmart lot, East side – 2703 Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT

Carpool Time:

8:00 am

Wind River 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 Green River Headwaters in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. 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 Dates: Friday, September 23—Sunday, September 25

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

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Monday, September 19.  5:00pm at Outdoor Adventures.

Location: Wind River Range, WY

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

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

Notes: Must be able to leave by NOON on Friday, September 23.

 

Sunrise Hike on Mt. Olympus

Join us on the most iconic hike close to Salt Lake City. You’ve been staring at this mountain your whole life, why not see it at sunrise? Whether you have been up to the top before or even if you have never even thought about it, this will be a memorable 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 Dates: Saturday, October 1

Trip Times: 2:00am – 10:00am

Trip Cost: $10+tax

Location: Mt. Olympus, Salt Lake City, UT

Notes: Since we are trying to get to the Summit for Sunrise, it is best if you are prepared and fit enough to hike at a reasonable pace. Trip departs Outdoor Adventures at 2:30 a.m. Once registered, we will be in touch about more information.

 

Adventure in San Rafael Swell

If you’re looking to explore one of the less-frequented, but most-beautiful places in close proximity to home, then this is the trip for you. We’ll be staying in the Little Grand Canyon and doing some adventurous hiking and rappelling. Mostly, we’ll be making new friends and enjoying a delicious menu of backcountry cooking. 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, September 30—Sunday, October 1

Trip Cost: $85+tax ($40 deposit due upon registration and non-refundable)

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Tuesday, September 27. 5:00 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures.

Location: San Rafael Swell, UT

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

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

 

Fall Break: Cataract Canyon Rafting

Spend your fall break in Canyonlands National Park with Outdoor Adventures as we raft some big whitewater and float through some beautiful desert landscapes. This week long trip will give you the opportunity to relax and forget about the stress of your busy semester. Cataract Canyon is a classic OA trip that you don’t want to miss out on. 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: October 7 – 15

Trip Cost: $275+tax (non-refundable deposit of $100+tax)

 Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting:  Monday, October 3. 5:00 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures

 Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah

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

Equipment Available for Rent: Headlamp, wetsuit, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad

 

Lake Powell Sea Kayaking

 Think you can only sea kayak in the ocean!? Think again! Join us on a sea kayaking expedition on Lake Powell in Southern Utah as we explore the beautiful Moqui canyon. It may be a bit chilly, but the trip leaders will warm your heart and soul with delicious food, hot drinks and good vibes. 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, October 27 – Sunday, October 30

Trip Cost: $130+tax (non-refundable deposit of $50+tax)

 Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 25.  5:00 p.m. at Outdoor Adventures

 Location: Lake Powell, UT

We Provide: All sea kayak equipment, food, transportation and leadership.

Equipment Available for Rent: Headlamp, wetsuit, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad

Notes: Participants must be able to swim.  All ability levels are welcome.

 

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.