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Outdoor Trips

Trip Sign Ups

All trip sign ups are conducted at the Outdoor Center in room 108 of the Activity Center. Deadlines for sign ups will be on the Tuesday before the trip at 5:30pm. Only full time students are eligible to participate in Outdoor Recreation trips. Students may pay for trips by cash, credit, or by check. (The Outdoor Center can only issue refunds to those paying by credit card.)

Pre-Trip Meetings

All trips will have a pre-trip meeting on the Tuesday prior to the trip at 5:30pm at the Outdoor Center. The pre-trip meeting is conducted to inform participants of necessary logistics, equipment, and activities associated with the trip, as well as allow participants to: meet trip leaders, meet other participants, and complete mandatory paperwork. All participants must fill out an Informed Consent Form and a Medical Information Form. If participants are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting, participants must set up other arrangements with the trip leader prior to the start of the trip.

*Outdoor Recreation reserves the right to cancel activities without sufficient enrollment or due to adverse weather conditions. No refunds for “no shows.”

Aug
25
Sat
Elephant Butte/Caballo Lake Canoe Trip
Aug 25 all-day

Take advantage of the water by paddling from Elephant Butte to Caballo Lake on this relaxing day trip! No experience is necessary, and equipment is included.

Aug
31
Fri
Backpacking at Ice Lake, CO
Aug 31 – Sep 2 all-day

Spend your Labor Day weekend backpacking and camping in Colorado! No experience necessary and we will be back in time so you can enjoy your Monday off.

Pre Trip Meeting: August 28, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Sep
14
Fri
Downhill Mountain Biking at Angel Fire @ Angel Fire Bike Park
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day

Join us for some downhill mountain biking at Angel Fire! We’ll be camping and playing in the largest Bike Park in the Rocky Mountains! Cost includes camping fees, transportation, and lift ticket. * Participants will have to rent down-hill mountain bikes at the resort- costs vary.

Pre-Trip Meeting: September 11, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Sep
15
Sat
Wheeler Peak Overnight Trip @ Taos, NM
Sep 15 – Sep 16 all-day

Summit the highest peak in NM! We will be backpacking and camping in northeast Taos and climbing to the top of Wheeler Peak at 13,159 ft.

Pre-Trip Meeting: September 11, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Sep
21
Fri
Intro to Backpacking @ White Mountain Wilderness
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

New to backpacking? This trip is geared towards the beginner backpacker. We will cover all the basics from purifying water, map colors and legends, proper clothing and equipment, and more so that you can become confident in your own backpacking adventures. We will be hiking in the White Mountain Wilderness located in Lincoln National Forest.  Participants can expect to hike approximately 7 miles round trip.

Pre Trip Meeting: September 18, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Sep
22
Sat
Sailing Overnight @ Elephant Butte State Park
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

Join us for an overnight sailing and camping trip at Elephant Butte Lake. We will learn basic sailing skills, camp on the beach, and do some more sailing! No experience is necessary.

Pre-Trip Meeting: September 18, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Sep
29
Sat
Hueco Tanks Bouldering Tour @ Hueco Tanks State Park
Sep 29 all-day

Take advantage of this unique opportunity and come climbing with us as we take a guided bouldering tour around Hueco Tanks, a premier climbing spot in the U.S. No experience is necessary.

Pre-Trip Meeting: September 25, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Tent Rocks Overnight Trip
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

Join us as we explore the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks Monument in north-central New Mexico. This overnight trip will include camping, hiking, and a visit to the Jemez hotsprings!

Pre-Trip Meeting: September 25, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Oct
6
Sat
City of Rocks Bouldering Trip
Oct 6 all-day

Explore and climb around the City of Rocks. Bring your shoes (or rent them!) and we’ll provide the crash pads for a fun day of bouldering.

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 2, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.

Trinity Site Day Trip
Oct 6 all-day

Come tour the site that birthed the Atomic Age! Normally off limits to civilians, the site of Trinity’s detonation is open to the public only once a year!

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 2, 2018 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the Activity Center.