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 17)
June 17 (all day), $40. Enjoy a moderate 8-mile round-trip hike to a beautiful alpine summit west of Missoula. Price includes transportation and instructors. Register by June 14.
Intro to Rock Climbing Class (July 21)
July 21 (3-5 p.m. at the climbing wall) and July 22 climbing field trip (all day), $45. Learn the basics of rock climbing. All levels welcome. Register by: July 19.
Bass Creek to SF Lolo Backpack Trip (Sept. 1-4)
Sept. 1-4 (pre-trip meeting Wed., Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.), $95. Enjoy this 22-mile loop in the Bitterroot National Forest. This trip fills up fast, so sign up early. Register by Aug. 30.
Freshman Wilderness Experience (FWE) Trips (Aug. 22-26)
August 22-26. Four days in the Wilderness of Western Montana's Rocky Mountains either backpacking or on a river. Only $200. 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.
Lochsa Rafting Trip (June 10 and 17)
June 10 and 17, $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 6 for the June 10 trip or June 13 for the June 17 trip.
Alberton Gorge Rafting Trips (July 1, July 2, Aug. 27 and Aug. 30
July 1, July 2, August 27 and August 30 (all day – meet at the ODP at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m.), $65. Spend a day running great class III+ whitewater while enjoying spectacular scenery. Equipment, transportation, guides and lunches provided. Spots are limited, so sign up early!
Fundamentals of Kayaking Class (July 20, 25 and 27)
July 20, 25, 27 (5-8 p.m. pool days), Aug 1 & 3 (Clark Fork river days, 5-8 p.m. eddy and town), August 5 (all day river day on the Blackfoot River), $185. Learn basics strokes, how to read whitewater, the roll and an introduction to moving water and boat safety. Cost includes instruction, equipment, transportation and pool rental. Register by July 17.
Blackfoot River Cleanup (July 29)
July 29 This is 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.