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.

Adventure Trip Registration
Hiking the Lonestar Trail

Date: December 5, 2015

Register: November 11, 2015

Cost: $10 for Students

Location: Lonestar Trail, TX

Take a hike in our own backyard. Spend the day hiking one section of a much larger trail system and commune with nature before finals.

Winter Break Ski Trip

Dates: January 4-10, 2016

Register: October 7, 2015

Cost: $550 for Students

Location: Sipapu and Santa Fe, NM

Escape to the mountains for a week of fun in the snow. We will be staying at the Lodge at the Sipapu Ski Resort, in beautiful New Mexico. We’ll also be hitting up other popular New Mexico ski resorts such as Santa Fe and Angel Fire. Never skied or snowboarded before, or need a refresher? No problem! First timers get free lessons! There’s no better way to spend the last week of winter break.

Outdoors Overnight on the Lonestar Trail

Date: February 13-14, 2016

Register: January 20, 2016

Cost: $20 for Students

Location: Lonestar Trail

Join us for an intro to the outdoors. A beginner's guide to camping. Learn the basics of fire building, backpacking, water purification, survival, outdoor cooking, and leave no trace principles.

Backpacking the Pedernales State Park

Dates: February 26-28, 2016

Register: February 3, 2016

Cost: $60 for Students

Location: Pedernales State Park

Relax and recharge as we gear up for this overnight backpacking adventure into the glory of the Texas Hill Country.

Enchanted Rock Multi-Adventure

Dates: March 24-27, 2016

Register: March 2, 2016

Cost: $80 for Students

Location: Enchanted Rock

Journey to the land of magical enchantment for backpacking, hiking, climbing and exploring the vast adventures Enchanted Rock Natural Area has to offer.

Climbing Mineral Wells State Park

Date: April 8-10, 2016

Register: March 16, 2016

Cost: $60 for Students

Location: Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Climb to new heights in North Texas as we explore the rocks and trails at Lake Mineral Wells State Park.

Coastal Paddling Trip

Dates: April 22-24, 2016

Register: March 30, 2016

Cost: $60 for Students

Port Aransas, TX

Wakeboarding Adventure

Date: April 30, 2016

Register: April 6, 2016

Cost: $60 for Students

Location: TBD

Join us on this high energy activity as the water cables pull you and your board around the lake. All experience levels welcome!

Backpacking and Whitewater Rafting the Great Smoky Mountains

Dates: May 12-21, 2016

Register: March 2, 2016

Cost: $400 for Students

Location: Great Smoky Mountains, TN

Travel to Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains where we'll backpack a portion of the 2,100 mile long Appalachian Trail. After exploring the mountains, we'll hit the water for a thrilling paddle down one of the many rivers in the area.