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.

Study Abroad

Take the trip of a lifetime August 3-18!

Mountaineering in Peru


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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!

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.

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.

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.