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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.”

Prude Horse Ranch: $115.00
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm

Prude Horse Ranch:  $115.00

April 19-20, 2019

Spend your Spring Holiday at a rustic horse ranch in Texas.  Trail Rides, a Challenge Course, and exploration await! Rustle up them doggies, grab your 10-gallon hat, and let’s hit the Trail! Price includes transportation, lodging, Ranch Activities, and 4 meals.  Spots are limited, so reserve your Wild West Adventure today!

Better Backpacking: $25.00
Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 3:30 pm

Better Backpacking: $25.00 

April 26-28, 2019
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.

Dripping Springs Sunset Hike: FREE
Apr 27 all-day

Dripping Springs Sunset Hike:  FREE

April 27, 2019

One of the few continuous sources of water in the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks Monument, Dripping Springs Natural Area is sheltered within these peaks.  This area encompasses a wealth of habitats containing great biological and geologic diversity, and provides ample opportunities for wildlife and scenic viewing.  This trip will take place around sunset, to fully capture the desert’s beauty.

Elephant Butte Sailing: $22.00
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm

Elephant Butte Sailing:  $22.00

April 27-28, 2019

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

Stargazing at White Sands: $25.00
May 3 @ 3:30 pm – May 4 @ 1:00 pm

Stargazing at White Sands: $25.00

May 3-4, 2019

Shake off the semester and relax and camp under the stars at White Sands National Monument.  This is a quick and casual camping trip that will require some backpacking, and a love for the night sky.  All skill levels are encouraged to view our local National Park at night, when the desert truly comes alive.

Soledad Canyon Sunset Hike: FREE
May 4 all-day

Soledad Canyon Sunset Hike:  FREE

May 4, 2019

Offering an easy approach hike and vast, open views of Bar and Soledad canyon, come join us on this Sunset hike that will offer excellent opportunities to view and photograph a local gem in the desert.  Featuring ruins, geologic monoliths, and even a waterfall, come enjoy the canyon with NMSU for the last trip of the Spring Semester!