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Outdoor Trips & Clinics

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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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.

Backpacking to Beatty's Cabin

Join us as we backpack to Beatty’s Cabin located in the Santa Fe National Forest. This easy to moderate overnight hike is perfect for all levels of abilities. The trip will cover approximately 11 miles with beautiful mesa views. No experience is necessary!

Cost: $20.00

Date: September 22-24, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: September 20, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Elephant Butte Sailing Overnight

Didn’t think you could sail in NM? Join us for an overnight camping trip at Elephant Butte for hands-on instruction on sailing.

Cost: $30.00

Date: September 30-October 1, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: September 27, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Camping and Fishing at Snowlake

Take a trip out to Dipping Vat Campgrounds for an awesome weekend of fishing, canoeing, and hiking. Located right on the Continental Divide Trail and Snow Lake, this trip will be a relaxed weekend with beautiful landscape views and plenty of opportunity to catch some good trout.

Cost: $20.00

Date: September 30-October 1, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: September 27, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Hueco Tanks Overnight

Join us for an overnight camping and climbing trip to Hueco Tanks, one of the premier bouldering spots in the country!

Cost: $25.00

Date: October 7-8, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 4, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Sandia Peak Day Hike

Panoramic views on the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment from one the highest points of Sandia Mountains are waiting for you! This stunning day hike will bring us to the top of the Sandia Peak located at the eastern edge of Albuquerque. This is a great chance to challenge yourself and enjoy spectacular views. No prior experience in hiking is needed.

Cost: $10.00

Date: October 14, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 11, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Overnight trip to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. Enjoy a day full of beauty and fun as we watch the mass ascension of hundreds of wonderful balloons before enjoying fantastic New Mexican food and various booths to fill your time. Fee only includes hotel room and entrance fee to the park.

Cost: $70.00

Date: October 13-14, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 11, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Better Backpacking

Better Backpacking is a three-day course that will take a beginning backpacker to the next level of outdoor skills and independence. The trip involves intermediate terrain covering increased mileage and elevation. This course builds on your basic backpacking experience and introduces additional skills such as water purification and map and compass use. Sign up and be ready to put some miles on those hiking boots!

Cost: $25.00

Date: October 20-22, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 18, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Bluff Springs Day Hike

Enjoy the crisp mountain air on this easy and beautiful hike through bluff springs. After exploring wildflower meadows and a waterfall we’ll stop for some local fudge and apple pie.

Cost: $5.00

Date: October 28, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 25, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Sneed's Cory Camping and Climbing Trip

Enjoy a scenic evening in the Franklin Mountains and climb all day on one of Texas’ approachable sport walls named after the Sneed’s Cory Cactus. Climbs ranging from beginner to expert. No experience is necessary.

Cost: $15.00

Date: October 27-28, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: October 25, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Bouldering at Hueco Tanks

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing stripped down to its raw essentials. This trip will take place at Hueco Tanks, one of the premiere spots in the country. Leaving behind the ropes and harnesses, instructors will help you navigate the challenge of bouldering problems through basic introduction to climbing techniques. All level of abilities are encouraged to join.

Cost: $18.00

Date: November 5, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: November 1, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Top Roping at the Rough and Readies

Bring your climbing shoes and join us at the Rough and Readies for a day of outdoor climbing! No experience needed! We’ll provide the gear and the instruction to get you started! This trip is great for those wanting to try climbing outside for the first time.

Cost: $5.00

Date: November 11, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: November 8, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


Lead Climbing at the Rough and Readies

Join us at the Rough and Readies for some top rope and lead climbing! We’ll provide the gear and instruction to further your rock climbing skills! You must be belay certified to participate.

Cost: $5.00

Date: November 12, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: November 8, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.


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

 Weekly Clinics

(Clinics will continue at the start of the spring semester!)

(clinics will not be held during summer sessions, holiday breaks, or the final two weeks of the semester)

 

Belay Clinics

Get belayed certified! The NMSU belay certification allows you to climb and belay on top rope. Walk-ins all semester long!

When: Mondays and Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

Lead Clinics

Get lead certified! The NMSU lead certification allows you to lead climb and belay on the big wall.

When: Wednesdays 6pm-8pm

Sign ups are held at the climbing wall. (There must be a minimum of two people signed up on the day prior to the clinic)


Special Clinic Series

All special clinics are free of charge and will meet in the Outdoor Center room 108 of the Activity Center unless otherwise specified. 

TBD