Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation

Trips and Skill Classes

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.

Land

Date: Pre-Trip Meeting at 5pm on September 1st at the Outdoor Program

Backpacking Trip Septemver 4-6 all day

Cost: $145


Enjoy this magnificent loop in the Bitterroot National Forest.  A fabulous way to see Montana backcountry, mountain lakes, stunning scenery, and more. The price includes transportation, guides, and 1/2 price on camping gear if needed. Participants should plan on bringing camping gear, personal clothing for the weather, food, 2 water bottles, backpack, etc. All details will be discussed at the pre-trip meeting.

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Date: September 6

Cost: $40


Enjoy a moderate 8-mile round -rip hike to a beautiful alpine summit west of Missoula. Price includes transportation and trip leaders. If online registration is closed, call the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 to register or join the wait list.

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Date: September 12

Cost: $40

This is a 13-mile hike that is just outside of Missoula! It takes hikers to the top of Carlton Ridge, which makes up part of the cirque that contains Carlton Lake. As you hike you will see the North Summit. It is the magnificent mountain towering above the Missoula Valley to the southwest. It is often mistaken for Lolo Peak, which is behind it but not visible from some parts of the valley. Either of these peaks is a good destination if you want to get into the high country around Missoula. Plan for a strenuous, all-day trip.

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Date: September 14, 16, 21 & 23rd from 6-8pm at the Outdoor Program Workbench

Cost: $50

This is a hands on introduction to bicycle maintenance and mechanics. We start from the basics and move up from there. The price includes instruction, coaching, and tools. Please plan on bringing your bike, a note pad, and pen.

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Dates: Pre-trip meeting at 5pm on September 22nd at the Outdoor Program

Backpacking trip September 24-26

Cost: $185.00

Spend Friday night at a campground in the park, then backpack Saturday and Sunday, camping in the spectacular backcountry of Glacier National Park. Price includes transportation, trip leaders, park entry, permits, and some group gear. If online registration is closed, call the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 to register.

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Date: October 10

Cost: $40

Enjoy a moderate 8-mile round -rip hike to a beautiful alpine summit west of Missoula. Price includes transportation and trip leaders. If online registration is closed, call the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 to register or join the wait list.

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Dates: Pre-trip meeting on October 13th at 5pm at the Outdoor Program

Course runs October 16-17, overnight

Cost: $50

This course is designed for educators, youth leaders, agency employees and others who value the land and want to teach others how to protect and preserve it. Graduates will receive a Leave No Trace Trainer certificate and will be qualified to teach Leave No Trace skills and ethics to a variety of groups. This is a hands-on, participatory course conducted in the outdoors. Prerequisites include being proficient at outdoor living skills and coming prepared with the proper outdoor living equipment and food. The group will leave on this overnight backpacking trip into the Rattlesnake Wilderness at 8 a.m. on Saturday and return at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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4 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 will find everything you need to know by going to www.umt.edu/fwe

Rock

Dates: July 23 (12-4pm) and July 24 (12-4)

Cost: $40

A two-session clinic at the Climbing Wall to teach you how to lead climb. If online registration is closed please call the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 or stop by to register in person.

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Dates: October 22 (12-4pm) and October 23 (12-4pm)

Cost: $40

A two-session clinic at the Climbing Wall to teach you how to lead climb. If online registration is closed please call the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 or stop by to register in person.

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Snow

Date:November 3, 6-7pm

Cost: $15

Hands-on instruction tuning your gear up for the winter season. If online registration is closed please call the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 or stop by to register in person.

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Date:November 17, 6-7pm

Cost: $15

Hands-on instruction tuning your gear up for the winter season. If online registration is closed please call the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 or stop by to register in person.

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Water

Date: August 28 all day

Cost: $65

Spend a day running great class III + whitewater while enjoying spectacular scenery. Equipment, transportation, guides, and lunch provided. Spots are limited sign up early! If online registration is closed, call the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 to register.

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Date: August 29 all day

Cost: $65

Spend a day running great class III + whitewater while enjoying spectacular scenery. Equipment, transportation, guides, and lunch provided. Spots are limited sign up early! If online registration is closed, call the Outdoor Program at (406) 243-5172 to register.

Register here!

Dates: September 9, 14, 16, 8:30-10:30pm at the Grizzly Pool

September 21 & 23, 5-8pm on the Clark Fork River

September 26, 9am-4pm on the Blackfoot River

Cost: $185

Learn the basic strokes, how to read whitewater, the roll, and an introduction to moving water and boat safety. Cost includes instruction, equipment, transportation and pool entry.

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Study Abroad

Take the trip of a lifetime!

Mountaineering in Peru

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.