Adventure Trips


The trips and workshops offered by the Outdoor Recreation Program at Sam Houston State University are open to anyone who wants a truly unique experience. Trips can vary in difficulty from easy to strenuous and range from an afternoon in a canoe to a week in the backcountry. This is your chance to get outside, try something different, and live the life less ordinary. No experience is necessary to sign up! Trip costs include: transportation, equipment, food (except any meals on the road), permits and fees, lodging or camping, instruction, and guides.

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  • Dates: March 20-22, 2015
    Sign-Ups: February 25, 2015
    Cost: $60 for Students
    Location: Austin, TX

    Chalk up on some real Texas limestone as we journey to the Hill Country for a weekend on the crag. We will get to explore and climb lots of classic lines on the Greenbelt, which is right in the heart of beautiful Austin, TX. First time climber? Not a problem! There are plenty of fun and challenging routes for all skill levels.

  • Dates: April 2-5, 2015
    Sign-Ups: March 4, 2015
    Cost: $85 for Students
    Location: Ouachita National Forest, OK

    This Easter holiday break join the Outdoor Recreation crew as we travel up to Oklahoma for an extended weekend of backpacking through the Ouachita National Forest. You'll see beautiful vistas, sleep beneath the stars, and learn to camp the ultra-light way. This trip could be challenging for beginner backpackers, but we are here to help you get ready for the trails if you are willing to accept the challenge.

  • Dates: April 24-26, 2015
    Sign-Ups: April 1, 2015
    Cost: $60 for Students
    Location: Guadalupe River State Park, TX

    Paddle beneath beautiful, old, cypress trees on a hill country gem: The Guadalupe River. The refreshing cool water and warm campfires at night will make for a weekend you’ll never forget. First time canoe-er? No problem! The Guadalupe is a fun and easy river, with a few exciting rapids along the way.

  • Dates: May 15-25, 2015
    Sign-Ups: March 4, 2015
    Cost: $350 for Students
    Location: Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

    Still looking for the perfect way to celebrate the end of the semester? Well, look no further. This May the Outdoor Recreation crew is headed West to the stunning Grand Canyon National Park. As we hike down into the canyon you'll experience a whole new world. Activities will include backpacking, hiking, waterfall slashing, and the best star gazing of your life. No experience is needed, but could be a challenge for beginner backpackers. However, if you are willing to accept the challenge, we are here to help you get in backpacking shape!


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