Water 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 1 week prior to the trip leaving for day trips and 2 weeks prior to the trip leaving for extended trips.

Trips are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. For more information, e-mail outdoor.pursuits@unco.edu. To sign-up, visit the Campus Recreation Gear Shop.


Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Trip Information

This is the most up to date schedule of the Fall Water based trips put on by Outdoor Pursuits. If you have any questions please contact Whitney Dyer.


Whitewater Rafting- Poudre River

When: August 29th 2015 and June 11th 2016
Fee: $65

Get outside for some excitement, natural beauty and adventure. From beginner to experienced rafters, the class III-IV rapids offer something for everyone.


Kayaking- Golden Play Park


When: September 12th 2015 and June 4th 2016
Fee: $15

Develop a variety of kayaking skills including: surfing, hopping, slalom, cartwheels and spins. Golden Play Park has a dozen whitewater features, making it great for all ability levels. Beginners must first enroll in a kayak roll clinic, held in the Butler-Hancock pool, prior to registration.

Canoe Float Trip


When: September 25th-27th
Fee: $50

Unwind on the Gunnison River for a weekend float trip with Outdoor Pursuits. We will camp along the riverside, cast a fishing line, sun bathe and enjoy backcountry cooking at its finest.

Discover Scuba


When: September 27th 2015 and April 17th 2016
Fee: $30

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? Discover Scuba will allow you to learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it take to explore the underwater world.