Trips and Skill Classes

Take a look at the skill classes and trips coming up!  Descriptions and more information are below.

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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.

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Classes are open to the public, while trips are open to the UM community only.  All pretrip meetings are held in the Outdoor Program.

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Mountaineering in Peru


Register by: June 13

Cost: $40

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.

Pre-trip meeting at 5 p.m. on July 11 at the ODP

Register by:  July 11

Cost:  $185

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.

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


Register by: July 18

Cost:  $45

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.


Register by: June 6 or 13

Cost:  $95

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.

Register by: June 15 or 20

Cost:  $65

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!

Register by:  July 11, Aug. 18 or Aug. 22

Cost: $65

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!

Register by: July 14

Cost: $185

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.

Register by: July 25

Cost:  Free

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.

Campus Recreation is an equal opportunity service provider that conducts certain activities under special permit with the US Forest Service, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Bureau of Land Management. The University of Montana's Campus Recreation trips are permitted on the Lolo, Bitterroot, and Clearwater National Forests (Clause VII.B.). The UM Outdoor Program is partners with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and a member of the American Canoe Association, Trout Unlimited, The Access Fund and the Professional Ski Instructors of America.