Trips

The Outdoor Adventure trip program offers several 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 backspacing at Colorado Bend Park! 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.

*Note: To sign up for OA trips, participants must come into the Outdoor Adventure Office to be registered for the trip and fill out paperwork. Also, trip spots are available on a first come first serve basis and trips fill quickly. If you would like to sign up for a trip, sign up early to ensure a spot is still available.

Fall 2016

Backpacking

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 01/6-12
Week long trip

Enjoy a West Texas and Southern New Mexico backpacking vacation led with amazing recreational opportunities through the Guadalupe Mountain Range! This journey will take from the canyon floor all the way to highest peak of one of the most beautiful views in all of Texas. You must be able to carry 40lbs on your back for 8 to 14 miles per day. Registration deadline 12/16/2016.

Student/Rec Center Member: $295.00
Community Member: $310.00

 

Spring 2017

Bike Riding

Farmer's Market, Houston, 01/28
Day trip

Enjoy a day of biking through Houston, shopping at a farmers market and visiting Discovery Green! Participants must be able to comfortably ride a bike at 10 miles per hour. Equipment is provided. Registration deadline 01/23.

Student/Rec Center Member: $15.00
Community Member: $20.00

Bike Riding

Farmer's Market, Houston, 02/11
Day trip

Enjoy a day of biking through Houston, shopping at a farmers market and visiting Discovery Green! Participants must be able to comfortably ride a bike at 10 miles per hour. Equipment is provided. Registration deadline 02/06.

Student/Rec Center Member: $15.00
Community Member: $20.00

Stargazing/Hiking/Camping

Brazos Bend, 02/18-19
Weekend trip

Enjoy hiking, overnight camping and stargazing at George Observatory in the Beautiful 5,00 acres of bottom-lands and coastal prairie of Brazos Bend State Natural Area. NO Experience is necessary. Registration deadline 02/10.

Student/Rec Center Member: $80.00
Community Member: $95.00

Rock Climbing

Reimer's Ranch, 02/24-26
Weekend trip

Join us for a weekend of rock climbing at Reimer's Ranch, just outside of Austin, TX. NO experience is necessary. Registration deadline 02/17.

Student/Rec Center Member: $110.00
Community Member: $160.00

Horseback Riding

Huntsville state Park , Huntsville, TX 03/04
Day trip

Enjoy an hour long horseback ride in Huntsville State Park and spend the rest of the day swimming, hiking and relaxing at Huntsville State Park. No experience necessary, lunch is included. Registration deadline 02/24.

Student/Rec Center Member: $60.00
Community Member: $80.00

Backpacking

Grand Canyon, TBA
Spring Break Trip

TBA Registration deadline 03/01

Student/Rec Center Member: $400.00
Community Member: $500.00

Texas Independence Relay Race

Austin to Houston, 03/24-26

Registration deadline 02/26.

Student/Rec Center Member: $165.00

Bike Riding

Farmer's Market, Houston, 04/01
Day trip

Enjoy a day of biking through Houston, shopping at a farmers market and visiting Discovery Green! Participants must be able to comfortably ride a bike at 10 miles per hour. Equipment is provided. Registration deadline 03/27.

Student/Rec Center Member: $15.00
Community Member: $20.00

Bike Riding

Farmer's Market, Houston, 04/08
Day trip

Enjoy a day of biking through Houston, shopping at a farmers market and visiting Discovery Green! Participants must be able to comfortably ride a bike at 10 miles per hour. Equipment is provided. Registration deadline 04/03.

Student/Rec Center Member: $15.00
Community Member: $20.00

Backpacking & Caving

Colorado Bend State Park, Texas 04/14-16
Weekend trip

Come explore what lies above and beneath the canyon lands of Colorado Bend with us. We will explore caves where you crawl, slide, and climb through small spaces and into large chambers. Be prepared to get dirty and maybe even soaked. We will also be hiking the trails of Colorado Bend. No experience necessary. Registration deadline 04/07.

Student/Rec Center Member: $115.00
Community Member: $170.00

Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Crystal Beach, 04/22
Day trip

Just want to get away for the day join us the beach, you can soak up the sun and relax, learn to Paddleboard and boogie board. All equipment and lunch is included. Registration deadline 04/14.

Student/Rec Center Member: $25.00
Community Member: $50.00

Canoe River Packing

Village Creek, 04/28-30
Weekend trip

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. Registration deadline 04/21.

Student/Rec Center Member: $100.00
Community Member: $150.00

Paddle & Boogie Boarding

Freeport , 05/06-07
Weekend trip

Have you ever wanted to spend a night on the beach under the stars well here is your chance. Join us for a day full of Stand up Paddleboarding, kayaking, boogie boarding, and just soaking up the sun and relaxing, followed by a night camping on the beach. Equipment provided. Meals included. Registration deadline 04/28.

Student/Rec Center Member: $45.00
Community Member: $60.00

  • 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.

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 for OA trips, participants must come into the Outdoor Adventure Office to be registered for the trip and fill out paperwork. Also, trip spots are available on a first come first serve basis and trips fill quickly. If you would like to sign up for a trip, sign up early to ensure a spot is still available. 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.