Trips

trips

The Outdoor Adventure trip program offers over twenty outdoor trips per year ranging from day trips to week long adventures. Our highly trained and experienced trip leaders will guide you through places like The Great Sand Dunes of Colorado, the wild Chisos Mountains of Big Bend, or even The Grand Canyon! If you are looking for an adventure closer to home, the Farmers Market Bike Tour is the perfect way to see a different side of Houston. There are plenty of weekend trips that are strategically planned around the stressful times of each semester so take some time to unwind and let us show you a real Outdoor Adventure. Remember to sign up fast because trips do sell out. Take a look at the schedule below for detailed information on upcoming trips and don't forget to check out these incredible videos.

2015 Adventure Trip Schedule

Saturday, March 7 Horseback Riding in Galveston

Enjoy an hour long horseback ride in Galveston and spend the rest of the day swimming and relaxing in Galveston. No experience necessary and lunch is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 3/2 at 5pm.

UH Student
$60
Guest
$80

Saturday, March 7 Farmers Market Bike Ride

Spend the day biking through the city of Houston, shopping at a farmers market, and visiting discovery green. Equipment is included; however participants must be able to ride a bike for this 20 mile adventure! The deadline to sign up for this trip is 3/2 at 5pm.

UH Student
$15
Guest
$30

Saturday-Saturday, March 14 – March 21 Spring Break Trip to Arkansas

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program for a great spring break adventure! We will be climbing at one of the best climbing areas east of the Rockies, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, canoeing the beautiful Buffalo National River, and backpacking through the Ozark Mountains. No experience is necessary and equipment is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 3/2 at 5pm.

UH Student
$350
Guest
$400

Sunday, March 29 Biking in Huntsville State Park

Join the outdoor Adventure Program for a day of biking on the beautiful Huntsville State park trails. No experience is necessary and equipment and lunch is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 3/23 at 5pm.

UH Student
$30
Guest
$50

Saturday, April 4 Lake Charlotte Kayaking

Enjoy a day of paddling on Lake Charlotte located just outside of Houston. No experience is necessary and lunch and equipment is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 3/30 at 5pm.

UH Student
$25
Guest
$50

Friday - Sunday, April 10 - April 12 Canoe Village Creek

Come paddle village creek located in Big Thicket National Preserve. Enjoy spending the weekend canoeing on this unique river with other paddling enthusiasts. No experience is necessary and equipment is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 4/6 at 5pm.

UH Student
$100
Guest
$150

Friday - Sunday, April 17 - April 19 Bouldering at Enchanted Rock

Join Outdoor Adventure for a weekend of bouldering at Enchanted Rock State Park on some of the best rock that Texas has to offer. No experience is necessary and equipment is provided. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 4/13 at 5pm.

UH Student
$125
Guest
$175

Friday – Sunday, April 24 – April 26 Backpacking on the Lonestar Hiking Trail

Enjoy the weekend backpacking on a 20 mile section of the 96 mile long Lonestar Hiking Trail, which runs the length of Sam Houston National Forest. No experience is necessary and equipment is provided. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 4/20 at 5pm.

UH Student
$100
Guest
$150

Saturday, May 2 Galveston Beach Trip

On this beach trip participants will learn how to surf and stand up paddle board. Other activities including beach games will also take place. All equipment and lunch is included. No experience is necessary. The deadline to sign up for this trip is 4/27 at 5pm.

UH Student
$25
Guest
$50

Friday - Sunday, May 16 - May 23 Florida Paddling and Hiking Trip

Join Outdoor Adventure for a Florida adventure trip. We will be going to several National forests and State parks as well as beautiful Cape San Blas. No experience is necessary and equipment is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is on 5/4 at 5pm.

UH Student
$500
Guest
$600

Satday - Satday, July 18 - July 25 Colorado Adventure Trip

Join Outdoor Adventure for an epic tour of Colorado highlights. We will be going to several national parks and forests as well as the town of Durango, and participating in hiking, rock climbing and rafting. No experience is necessary and equipment is included. The deadline to sign up for this trip is on 6/29 at 5pm.

UH Student
$600
Guest
$700

  • All Outdoor Adventure trips are alcohol, and illegal substance free.
  • All trips must be paid in full at time of enrollment. To cancel your participation, you must contact (713) 743-0808.
  • 100% refund minus the $25 cancellation fee if contacted more than 28 days out from the trip. .
  • 50% if notified between 27 and 14 days of the trip.
  • 25% if notified between 13 and 7 days of the trip. 0% if notified less than 7 days before the trip.

Videos

The farmers market bike tour is a very popular day trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are Outdoor Adventure (OA) Trips?
    Each semester OA schedules are variety of outdoor adventures.  These trips are geared towards student experimental learning in a safe, outdoor environment.
  • Who can take a trip with OA?
    All current members of the CRWC are eligible to enroll in a trip – This includes students enrolled in classes and individual memberships.
  • What if I am a member of the CRWC, can I bring a guest that is not affiliated with UH?
    Yes, if you are a student currently enrolled in class or have an individual membership and enroll in a trip, you may bring a guest on the trip as well. On outings, the guest fee is listed as “community” and requires a higher cost than members.
  • Is there an age/size requirement participant to enroll?
    Yes, you must be 18 years old or a current UH student.
  • What types of trips are available?
    Each semester varies, but OA strives to offer a variety of options – backpacking, biking, climbing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, biking, and caving.
  • How long are the trips?
    The trips vary in length – from local day trips, to statewide weekend trips, to nationwide week-long trips. The goal of each semester is to incorporate an assortment of day and weekend trips with a culminating multi-day trip during the scheduled school break.
  • How much does it cost?
    The cost varies depending upon several factors – mostly the required travel distance and length of the trip. The cost for guests to enroll is a slightly increased due to the lack of membership.
  • What does the cost cover?
    When applicable, the cost includes: leadership, instruction, transportation, entrance fees, meals, and equipment.
  • Is any experience required?
    For the majority of trips, no experience is necessary.  On some adventures, such as climbing or biking longer distances, some experience would be beneficial, but not mandatory.  Before each trip begins, the OA guides will instruct on technical skills required for the adventure. Also, there will be a pre-trip meeting for every trip. See the Climbing wall staff for more information.
  • How do I sign up?
    To sign up, stop by the Climbing Wall. You will need to sign a Release Form, Trip Sign-Up Form, and pay the fee. All trips must be paid in full at time of enrollment.
  • How many people can enroll in a trip?
    For local bike trips around Houston, we allow up to 15 participants. For off-campus adventures, we are limited to 10 participants due to transportation.
  • Can I reserve spots for my friends/family/guests?
    Spots on the trips are only guaranteed once payment has been received. In order to reserve spots for other individual, you would be required to pay the fee.

For Information contact Outdoor Adventure Office at 713-743-9512 or outdoors@uh.edu