Weekend Trips

Our talented and experienced staff plan short, fun-filled excursions to local areas such as the Des Moines River, Blue Mounds & Sugar Bottom. Try canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking with our staff. These trips give you an opportunity to meet new people, relax and improve your outdoor skills.

Registration for Fall 2017 ORP workshops and trips begin August 21 at 8:00 AM at the ORP office in State Gym. 

Is your group looking for an outdoor adventure? Look no further! ORP can customize a trip for you. Anything from canoeing, camping, hiking, skiing or rock climbing, your imagination is the limit. Contact Jerry Rupert at 515-294-4774 or jrupert@iastate.edu.

The Outdoor Recreation Program is located in State Gym. Phone: 515-294-8200

Date/Trips

TripDateRegistration Ends
Mountain Biking and Camping at Whiterock Conservancy August 23, 2017 - August 24, 2017 September 18, 2017
Rock Climbing Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, AR September 1, 2017 - September 4, 2017 August 30, 2017
Backpacking Superior Trail, Minnesota Group #1 & Group #2 September 2, 2017 - September 4, 2017 August 30, 2017
Hiking Starved Rock State Park, IL September 9, 2017 - September 10, 2017 September 4, 2017
Trail Running and Brunch at McFarland Park September 10, 2017 - September 10, 2017 September 7, 2017
Kayaking Ada Hayden September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017 September 18, 2017
Kayaking the Boone River September 30, 2017 - September 30, 2017 September 25, 2017
Rock Climbing in Minnesota October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017 October 2, 2017
Biking & Camping at Ledges State Park October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017 October 9, 2017
Horseback Riding & BBQ at Riverside Camp October 21, 2017 - October 21, 2017 October 16, 2017
Hiking & Photo Tour October 21, 2017 - October 21, 2017 October 16, 2017
Backpacking the Yellow River State Forest October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017 September 16, 2017
Caving at Maquoketa State Park October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017 October 23, 2017
Full Moon BBQ & Hike November 4, 2017 - November 4, 2017 October 30, 2017