Adventure awaits

For more than 40 years, the aptly named Outdoor Adventures (formerly known as the Outdoor Recreation Program) has been taking advantage of the University of Utah’s prime, central location for outdoor adventuring. Whether it’s the world-famous terrain of southern Utah, the raging rivers of Idaho or the rugged mountains right here along the Wasatch front, Outdoor Adventures (OA) lives up to its moniker.

This summer, trips include river rafting along the Payette River, mountain biking along the Wasatch Crest Trail and llama-packing through the Uinta Mountains. Each trip includes trip leaders who are in constant training to provide a safe and positive learning environment, as well as the necessary gear.

“You have the ability to learn a new outdoor skill from canyoneering to stand up paddle boarding,” says OA trips manager Alli Hughes. “We love teaching beginners as well as experienced students, all while you make new friends and see gorgeous destinations.”

OA trips are available to U students, staff, faculty, campus recreation members and their guests.

Date

June 20-23

Trip

Payette River rafting extended trip

Description

Let’s kick off mid-summer with a long weekend paddling the exciting rapids of the Payette River in scenic Idaho. Join us as we paddle and relax in the water, all while making new friends and camping under the stars. Trip includes leadership, equipment, transportation and most meals. All participants must be able to swim and feel comfortable in moving water.

Cost

$110

June 22

Mountain bike the Crest Trail day trip

Mountain bike the Wasatch Crest trail beginning at Guardsman Pass and down into Millcreek. Check out the incredible views along with a gorgeous section of trail. Strenuous uphill riding and technical downhill riding required. Participants must have trail riding experience and be in good physical condition. Trip includes leadership, transportation, meals and equipment.

$35

July 3

Climb in Little Cottonwood Canyon day trip

It’s time to get out climbing in the Wasatch as the days get warmer! Escape the heat and join us for a climbing trip in the mountains! We’re so happy that right outside our campus are some of the coolest crags to get some vertical feet in. Trip includes leadership, transportation, meals and equipment. No experience necessary.

$35

July 5-7

Llama packing weekend backpacking trip

Join us for a weekend in the beautiful Uinta Mountains with some llama friends. The llamas will carry some of our food and supplies so we won't have to carry as much and can hike further! Trip includes leadership, llamas, transportation, most meals and equipment.

$100

July 10

Climb in Little Cottonwood Canyon day trip

It’s time to get out climbing in the Wasatch as the days get warmer.Escape the heat and join us for a climbing trip in the mountains! We’re so happy that right outside our campus are some of the coolest crags to get some vertical feet in. Trip includes leadership, transportation, meals and equipment. No experience necessary.

$35

July 12

Mountain bike at Solitude day trip

Join Outdoor Adventures as we ride through the incredible trails at Solitude Resort. Participants must be able to bike long distances, up to 10 miles a day, while gaining 1,000 feet of elevation. Bikers must be of intermediate skill level and comfortable with rapid descents. Bikers must supply their own bike shorts. Trip includes leadership, transportation, meals and equipment.

$15

July 13

Weber River float day trip

Lets go paddle the Weber River! We will paddle inflatable kayaks along this class 2 stretch of river. Participants must be able to swim and feel comfortable in moving water. Come prepared to get wet. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and a water bottle, along with a change of clothes for the drive home. Trip includes leadership, transportation, equipment and a snack.

$35

July 20

Mountains to reservoir bike day trip

Ever wanted to bike and swim in the same day? Well you can. Follow us from Deer Valley to the Jordanelle Reservoir. We'll bike in the morning and swim in the afternoon! This is a great opportunity to have a great multi-sport day where you can pedal your way to a fun in the sun afternoon. Trip includes leadership, transportation, meals and equipment.

$35

River raft guide training in Moab
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