Trips and Skill Classes
Take a look at the skill classes and trips coming up! Descriptions and more information are below.
Check out the slideshow of 4 items below:
- Slide Title: Land
- Slide Title: Rock
- Slide Title: Water
- Slide Title: Snow
Call (406) 243-5172, email or visit us in person for more information. The Outdoor Program is located on the northeast corner of the Fitness and Recreation Center.
Classes are open to the public, while trips are open to the UM community only. All pretrip meetings are held in the Outdoor Program.
Ch-paa-Qn Day Hike (June 16)
Register by: June 13
Enjoy a moderate 8-mile round-trip hike to a beautiful alpine summit west of Missoula. This is a full-day trip. Price includes transportation and instructors.
Glacier National Park Backpacking Trip (July 13-15)
Pre-trip meeting at 5 p.m. on July 11 at the ODP
Register by: July 11
The group departs Friday morning and arrives in GNP to do a day hike and spend that night at a campground in the park. The next day the group sets out backpacking, spending Saturday night camping in the spectacular backcountry of Glacier and Sunday backpacking and then returning to Missoula.
Freshman Wilderness Experience (FWE) Trips (Aug. 17-21)
Four days in the Wilderness of Western Montana's Rocky Mountains either backpacking or on a river. Space is limited, so sign up soon! No prior experience in the outdoors necessary. You'll find all you need to know at www.umt.edu/fwe.
Intro to Rock Climbing Class (July 20 & 21)
Register by: July 18
July 20 (3-5 p.m. at the climbing wall) and July 21 climbing field trip (all day). Learn the basics of rock climbing. All levels welcome.
Lochsa Rafting Trip (June 9 or 16)
Register by: June 6 or 13
Get ready for some of the best class IV whitewater in the country! Cost covers transportation, lunch, equipment and guides. Trips are through Lewis and Clark Trail Adventures.
Blackfoot River Rafting Trip (June 19 or 23)
Register by: June 15 or 20
Spend a day running the beautiful Blackfoot river. Equipment, transportation, guides and lunch provided. Meet at the ODP at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Spots are limited, so sign up early!
Alberton Gorge Rafting Trips (July 14, Aug. 21 or Aug. 25)
Register by: July 11, Aug. 18 or Aug. 22
Spend a day running great class III+ whitewater while enjoying spectacular scenery. Equipment, transportation, guides and lunches provided. Meet at the ODP at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Spots are limited, so sign up early!
Fundamentals of Kayaking Class (July 19, 24, 26, 31, Aug. 2 & 4)
Register by: July 14
July 19, 24, 26 (5-8 p.m. pool days), July 31 & Aug. 2 (Clark Fork River days, 5-8 p.m. eddy and town), August 4 (all day river day on the Blackfoot River). Learn basic strokes, how to read whitewater, and the roll and receive an introduction to moving water and boat safety. Cost includes instruction, equipment, transportation and pool rental.
Blackfoot River Cleanup (July 28)
Register by: July 25
Spend a day with the ODP cleaning up our beautiful Blackfoot River. The trip is free for volunteers that are willing to work. Transportation, shuttles and boats will be provided.