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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.

Thanksgiving Break Trip to Utah

Do not miss the great opportunity for an adventure during the Thanksgiving break! We are going to backpack in the wilderness of fantastic canyons of Canyonlands National Park and hike through amazing stone arches at Arches National Park. It is an incredible chance to refresh yourself and get enough energy to tackle finals. Experience in backpacking is recommended.

Cost: $70.00

Date: November 18-23, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: November 15, 2017 at 5:30pm in room 108 of the AC.

Ski Apache Ski/Snowboard Day Trip


Hit the slopes with us at Ski Apache. Just two hours away to get your snow fix for the day. (Cost does NOT include cost of lift ticket or rental equipment)

Cost: $18.00

Date: December 2, 2017

Pre-Trip Meeting: November 19, 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.