Adventure Trips

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Ready for some adventure? These trips provide the opportunity to meet new people, learn life skills and have fun in an outdoor setting. Trip cost covers transportation, instruction, use of equipment and most meals. Trips are open to UNT students, faculty, staff, Rec Center members, and their guests. Beginners to advanced outdoor enthusiasts alike are welcome on all trips! To register for a trip stop by the Outdoor Pursuits Center, located behind the climbing wall in the Rec Center, by the registration deadline. Adventure trip spots are limited, so sign up early!

Day Hike

Dinosaur Valley State Park, TX
Dinosaur Valley State Park contains some of the best-preserved dinosaur tracks in the world!  Come explore the Paluxy River and view the tracks of an ancient hunt while hiking the hillside surrounding this National Natural Landmark.

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Saturday Feb. 9 Jan. 21 - Feb. 4 $20

Camping 101

Ray Roberts Lake State Park, TX
Interested in learning more about camping in North Texas?  Join us for an overnight stay at Ray Roberts Lake State Park for a few lessons in basic campcraft that will prepare you for a night out on your own!

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Saturday-Sunday Feb. 23-24 Feb. 4-18 $40

Day Hike

Bonham State Park, TX
Spend the day hiking through Bonham Sate Park and glimpse back in time as to what our native black land prairie ecosystem once looked like. Established in the early 1930’s, this quaint park offers a relaxing get-away for the day.

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Saturday Mar. 2 Feb. 11-25 $15

Spring Break Trip: Texas River Adventure 

Brazos River, TX
Float along the same historic river the conquistadors explored, and the Comanche Native Americans used to hide from US Cavalry. This two-day trip will show you 20 miles of the "Mississippi of Texas."

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Saturday-Sunday Mar. 9-10 Feb. 18 - Mar. 4 $65

Spring Break Trip: Texas Canyon Adventure 

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX
Join us as we travel 800 feet down into the ancient cliffs of the second largest canyon in the country! We’ll hike to the famous Lighthouse formation and see colorful red and yellow slopes called “Spanish Skirts.” Finally, we’ll head out on horseback for a guided tour.

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Wednesday-Friday Mar. 13-15 Feb. 18 - Mar. 4 $170

Day Climb

Lake Mineral Wells State Park, TX
Learn the basics of outdoor climbing at the park's famous "Penitentiary Hollow" climbing area. The area features top rope climbing on conglomerate rock for all skill levels!

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Sunday Mar. 24 Mar. 4-18 $30

Weekend Camping

Wichita National Wildlife Refuge, OK
Being the closest mountain range to DFW, the Wichitas provide the unique experience of seeing what America was like before pioneers settled the Midwest. This preservation was one of the first of its kind to help restore native bison, elk, and turkey populations to what they once were along with conserving nearly 60,000 acres of habitat. Be sure to bring your sense of adventure, because the Wichita Mountains are unlike any other!

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Saturday-Sunday Mar. 30-31 Mar. 4-25 $65

Day Hike & Paddle

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, TX
Explore the Fort Worth Nature Center by foot and canoe as we hike and paddle through this beautiful park. As a land dedicated to wildlife conservation, you are sure to leave with a greater knowledge of native Texas wildlife and perhaps a wildlife sighting of your own!

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Saturday Apr. 6 Mar. 18 - Apr. 1 $20

Day Hike

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, TX
LLELA is a beautiful conservation land that works diligently to preserve the native wildlife of Texas. With beautiful trails and bodies of water, this ecologically rich area is full of birds, mammals, and reptiles awaiting to be spotted!

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Saturday Apr. 13 Mar. 25 - Apr. 8 $10

Day Canoe

Chupacabra Point, Runaway Bay, TX
Paddle with us through the southern end of Lake Bridgeport as we explore the nearby distributaries for three uniquely different ecological experiences!

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Saturday Apr. 20 Apr. 1-15 $10

Weekend Multi-Adventure

Lake Mineral Wells State Park, TX
This multi-adventure trip is a great beginning to your outdoor resume. Come spend two nights out with us while we cover and explore the essentials of camping, canoeing, and climbing. We’ll tour the beautiful trails of the Western Cross-Timbers of Texas, paddle the lake, and top it all off with a day of rock climbing in the park’s famous “Penitentiary Hollow.” This weekend trip offers a variety of outdoor activities for all skill levels!

TRIP DAY(S) TRIP DATE(S) REGISTER COST
Friday-Sunday Apr. 26-28 Apr. 8-22 $120