Outdoor Pursuits Trips

Outdoor Pursuits offers many trips, classes and clinics each semester to provide individuals with the opportunity to learn new skills or enhance his or her knowledge of the great outdoors. Trips are open to all UNC students, faculty, and staff. Participants need to complete and return a participant health form to the Gear Shop, by the departure of your trip. (Health forms are required for all overnight trips and day trips).

Cancellation Policies

In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, OP trips are often programmed for small groups. Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs.

Refunds will be given for cancellations made up until 1 week prior to the trip leaving for day trips and 2 weeks prior to the trip leaving to extended night trips.
Trips are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. For more information email outdoor.pursuits@unco.edu. To sign-up, visit the Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop.


 Spring 2018 Trips

  • Snowshoe Day Hike -  January 20th, 2018 -  $15 

    Snowshoe Day Hike
    January 20th, 2018
    Fee $15
    Difficulty Beginner
    Duration Full Day
    Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t play outside! Join us for a snowshoe hike fit for beginners and experienced hikers alike. Entrance fees, transportation and equipment are provided.

  • Ski/Board Lessons at Eldora - January 27th, 2018 - $70

    Ski/Board Lessons at Eldora
    January 27th, 2018
    Fee $70
    Difficulty Beginner (lessons included)
    Duration Full day
    Broaden your knowledge of winter sports with this professionally instructed trip. Join Outdoor Pursuits and other beginners as we learn how to conquer the slopes. Transportation, instruction, lift ticket and rentals included.

  • Ice Climbing at CampAlexander-  February 3rd, 2018-  $55

    Ice Climbing at Camp
    Alexander
    February 3rd, 2018
    Fee $55
    Difficulty Beginner 
    Duration Full day
    Conquer the ice on this thrilling trip with Outdoor Pursuits. Experience the difference between climbing on rock and climbing on ice. There will be multiple routes ranging in skill level, making this a great trip for beginner and experienced climbers.

  • Winter Park Cabin Retreat -  February 9th – 11th, 2018 -  $200

    Winter Park Cabin Retreat
    February 9th – 11th, 2018
    Fee $200
    Difficulty Beginner (lessons NOT included)
    Duration 2 days, 2 nights
    Escape Greeley before mid-terms hit with a weekend retreat to a log cabin nestled 10 miles outside Winter Park Resort. We will spend two nights in the cabin and two days on the slopes. Transportation, lodging, ski/snowboard rentals, lift tickets, and meals are all included.

  • New Moon Snowshoe - February 16th, 2018 - Fee $15

    New Moon Snowshoe
    February 16th, 2018
    Fee $15
    Difficulty Beginner
    Duration Full day
    The stars will be shining bright, and the new moon will be hidden from the Earth’s view. Come take a night-time snowshoe hike in the Colorado mountains to experience the brisk winter sky in all its glory!

  • Nordic Skiing - February 17th, 2018  -  Fee $60

    Nordic Skiing
    February 17th, 2018
    Fee $60
    Difficulty Beginner
    Duration Full Day
    Ever wanted to learn how to Nordic ski? Here is your chance at the Nordic center in Breckenridge. We will have a guided adventure where instructors will prepare you for the experience of gliding across a beautiful winter wonderland. Transportation, entrance fee, equipment and guides will be included.

  • Yurt Trip - February 24th- 25th, 2018 - Fee $50

    Yurt Trip
    February 24th- 25th, 2018
    Fee $50
    Difficulty Beginner
    Duration 2 days, 1 night
    Open your door and explore! With views of Mt. Elbert (14,439ft), Mt. Massive (14,429ft), and the collegiate ranges the
    views are spectacular. Join us for a weekend in a backcountry yurt located in Leadville, Colorado.

  • Arapahoe Basin -  February 24th, 2018-  Fee $70

    Arapahoe Basin
    February 24th, 2018
    Fee $70
    Difficulty Intermediate (lessons NOT included)
    Duration Full day
    A-Basin is an alpine ski area in the Rocky Mountains located in the White River National Forest. With 8 lifts and 107 trails you are destined for great day on the slopes. Transportation, lift ticket and rentals included.

  • Keystone Night Skiing -  March 3rd, 2018 - Fee $70

    Keystone Night Skiing
    March 3rd, 2018
    Fee $70
    Difficulty Intermediate (lessons not included)
    Duration Half day
    Enjoy the greatest number of ski-able trails after the sun goes down at Keystone Resort! Whether you’re new to Keystone or a
    seasoned veteran, night skiing means you have the terrain and the atmosphere for a great nighttime ride.

  • Copper Mountain-  March 3rd, 2018 -  Fee $70

    Copper Mountain
    March 3rd, 2018
    Fee $70
    Difficulty Intermediate (lessons not included)
    Duration Full day
    Join Outdoor Pursuits for a fun-filled day on the slopes at Copper Mountain. Previous snowboard or ski experience is a plus. Your fee includes transportation, lift ticket, and equipment.

  • Spring Break - MOAB- March 10th – 17th, 2018 - Fee $275

    Spring Break - MOAB
    March 10th – 17th, 2018
    Fee $275
    Difficulty Beginner
    Duration 8 Days
    This trip is a classic! Spend your Spring Break immersed in adventure with a trip to Moab, Utah! We will spend a week hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, stand up paddle-boarding, and camping along the Colorado River. We will also be sure to introduce you to Arches National Park, and show you where the arch on the Utah license plate resides! Transportation, meals, campsite fees, permits, park entrance
    fees, and equipment included in the cost.

  • Spring Break - Zion and Surfing -  March 10th – 19th, 2018 -  Fee $550

    Spring Break - Zion and Surfing
    March 10th – 19th, 2018
    Fee $550
    Difficulty Beginner
    Duration 10 Days
    Join Outdoor Pursuits as we travel to the west coast for an unforgettable spring break experience! Along the way we will camp, hike, and explore in Zion National Park before arriving to San Diego, CA. Once we reach the coast, we will enjoy four days of surf lessons and beach camping!

  • RMNP Service Project -  April 21st, 2018 -  Fee FREE

    RMNP Service Project
    April 21st, 2018
    Fee FREE
    Difficulty Beginner
    Duration Full day
    This is your chance to give back to the areas you love and enjoy. Our trip leaders will drive you to Rocky Mountain National Park where the projects range from fire reduction to trail mitigation.

  • Sky Diving -  April 28th, 2018 -  Fee $200

    Sky Diving
    April 28th, 2018
    Fee $200
    Difficulty Beginner
    Duration Full day
    Cross sky diving off your bucket list and join Outdoor Pursuits as we travel 18,000ft above sea level to jump out of plane. This adventure is sure to get your heart rate up as you take in a
    birds-eye view of Colorado’s beauty.

  • Advanced Climbing -  April 28th, 2018 -  Fee $25

    Advanced Climbing
    April 28th, 2018
    Fee $25
    Difficulty Advanced
    Duration Full day
    Looking to take the next step in your experience with rock climbing? On this outing, Outdoor Pursuits staff will coach participants in safe outdoor lead-climbing (or cleaning)
    practices, appropriate anchor setting, and lead-belaying technique. This trip is strictly for semi-experienced climbers who are interested in challenging themselves and learning to lead climb. Transportation and equipment are included in the registration cost.