We have already figured out how to maximize your vacation time with tried and true itineraries built from years of experience! 

Howards Waterfall: Cloudland Canyon 2015


Adventure Recreation's Outdoor Pursuit Trips
If you've never been on a trip through Adventure Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits program with UAB Campus Recreation, then you are seriously missing out! The video above is from our most recent 2014 Slot Canyons trip and below is a list of all the trips you can sign up for this summer and up coming semesters. Don't miss out on these amazing adventures throughout the United States! Sign up now!

Adventure Recreation's Custom Trips
UAB Adventure Recreation is now offering custom trip services. What is a custom trip? Our experienced staff will lead your group of ten or more on a fun adventure including: caving, canoeing, climbing & more! Custom trrip prices vary based on location, length and equipment needed. Please see our website for prices and more information.

Download your copy of the following:
*All Pre-Trip meetings are in CRCT 290, Tuesdays 6PM unless noted otherwise.

Adventure Recreation: 2014-2015 Trip Series
(View Past 2013-14 Trips)

We have already figured out how to maximize your vacation time with tried and true itineraries built from years of experience! 

Howards Waterfall: Cloudland Canyon 2015


Adventure Recreation's Outdoor Pursuit Trips
If you've never been on a trip through Adventure Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits program with UAB Campus Recreation, then you are seriously missing out! The video above is from our most recent 2014 Slot Canyons trip and below is a list of all the trips you can sign up for this summer and up coming semesters. Don't miss out on these amazing adventures throughout the United States! Sign up now!

Adventure Recreation's Custom Trips
UAB Adventure Recreation is now offering custom trip services. What is a custom trip? Our experienced staff will lead your group of ten or more on a fun adventure including: caving, canoeing, climbing & more! Custom trrip prices vary based on location, length and equipment needed. Please see our website for prices and more information.

Download your copy of the following:
*All Pre-Trip meetings are in CRCT 290, Tuesdays 6PM unless noted otherwise.

Adventure Recreation: 2014-2015 Trip Series
(View Past 2013-14 Trips)

Crystal River: Kayaking & Snorkeling with Manatee, FL - Feb. 12 - 14


Crystal River 16 copyTired of the winter weather in Birmingham? Join Outdoor Pursuits as we head down to Florida for a weekend of kayaking on the scenic waters of the Crystal River. Enjoy spending time in a place of exceptional natural beauty, undisturbed islands, inlets, backwaters and forests in the Crystal River Preserve. After kayaking we will gear up to go snorkeling with manatees that take refuge in Crystal River from the cold waters of winter. Do not miss this great experience; sign up at Outdoor Pursuits today! 



   

Pre-Trip Meeting: Feb. 9
Departure: 12pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $85
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $95

Climbing Competition: February 13 (Sat.)


Climbing Comp 16Come and join us for the UAB 5th Annual Wall Crawl Climbing Competition. Climbers of all ages and abilities can come and show their skills. The competition will be divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced brackets for both male and female. Competition will feature both bouldering and top-rope climbing. The champions of each division will get to pick from our selection of great prizes. 





     

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A
Departure: N/A
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $40
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $45

Wakulla River: February 19 - 21


Wakulla River 16Looking for a fun weekend to enjoy the outdoors and kick off the spring semester? We will be kayaking amongst the manatees in Wakulla Springs, a beautiful and historic area with lots of diverse wildlife. Come with us as we visit these beautiful creatures in the world’s largest and deepest freshwater spring. Stop by Outdoor Pursuits to reserve your spot on this great adventure! 





     

Pre-Trip Meeting: Feb. 16
Departure: 2pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $75
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $85

Crystal River: Kayaking & Snorkeling with Manatee, FL - Feb 26 - 28


Crystal River 16Tired of the winter weather in Birmingham? Join Outdoor Pursuits as we head down to Florida for a weekend of kayaking on the scenic waters of the Crystal River. Enjoy spending time in a place of exceptional natural beauty, undisturbed islands, inlets, backwaters and forests in the Crystal River Preserve. After kayaking we will gear up to go snorkeling with manatees that take refuge in Crystal River from the cold waters of winter. Do not miss this great experience; sign up at Outdoor Pursuits today! 



    

Pre-Trip Meeting: Feb. 23
Departure: 12pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $85
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $95

Sand Rock: Rock Climbing, AL - February 27 (Sat.)


Sand Rock 16Come and join us for a great climbing trip designed for climbers of all skill levels. This is an opportunity for the beginner to experience outdoor climbing in the top rope environment and for an experienced climber to climb at one of Alabama’s best climbing locations. This sandstone climbing area includes a series of tall boulders strewn along the side of the mountain varying in height from 30 feet to 90 feet. The trip will be run by experienced UAB trip leaders and a certified rock climbing guide. Equipment is included in the cost of the trip. So come and join us on the rocks and have a great experience. 


     

Pre-Trip Meeting: Feb. 23
Departure: 10am
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $45
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $55

Cahaba River Challenge: Adventure Challenge, AL - March 12 (Sat.)


Cahaba River ChallengeDo you think you’ve got what it takes to conquer any outdoor sporting challenge? Join us for 3 hours of boating, trail running and climbing during the Cahaba Adventure Challenge! You will be paddling down the Cahaba River, trail running in the backcountry and climbing a portable climbing wall. Participants can compete solo or can have a partner. 





     

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A
Departure: 8am
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $35
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $45

Cahaba River: Paddling, AL - March 13 (Sun.)


Cahaba River PaddlingSpend the day on the river. This will be an enjoyable run on the river for someone looking for excitement, but it is also gentle enough for a beginner. You’ll paddle through beautiful Alabama forests with scenic islands and rock outcroppings. 








     

Pre-Trip Meeting: March 8
Departure: 1pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $25
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $35

Mulberry River: Kayaking, AL - March 19 (Sat.) (wet pre-trip required)


Mulberry River 16Paddle open kayaks down one of Alabama’s best white water rivers; the Mulberry Fork of the Warrior River. Just one hour from Birmingham you’ll find scenery and fun rapids. Weather permitting we’ll have a chance to watch part of the Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak race. All equipment is included. Come boating with us. This trip is geared towards new paddlers, and has a required boating course included in the cost of the trip. 





    

Pre-Trip Meeting: March 15
Departure: 8am
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $40
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $50

Slot Canyon: Backpacking, UT - March 18 - 27


Slot Canyon 16Join this trip as we will be hiking into some of the most beautiful slot canyons in the world. Slot canyons including Buckskin Gulch, one of the longest in North America with a width of less than 10 feet wide for most of it length and cliffs that reach 500 feet high above you. Also, this trip gives participants an opportunity of a lifetime to admire what is considered one of the natural Wonders of the World, the grandiose Grand Canyon. Spend your spring break exploring through some of the most beautiful terrain that Arizona and Utah have to offer. 



    

Pre-Trip Meeting: March 15
Departure: 5pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $375
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $425

Cumberland Island: Sea Kayaking & Beach Camping, GA - March 24- 27


Cumberland Island 16Kayak across the inter-coastal waterway to Georgia’s largest and most southern barrier island. Spend two nights of backcountry camping on the island, where a park permit affords the group the possibility of our own private beach. Departing Thursday morning allows time to enjoy the island. Enjoy the wildlife, a chance to see sea turtles, porpoises, and many other flora and fauna. This is a great experience for all skill levels!




   

Pre-Trip Meeting: March 15
Departure: 8am
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $180
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $190

Gulf Island: Beach Camping & Kayaking, FL - April 1 - 3


Gulf Island 16Didn’t get enough time at the beach over Spring Break?  Join us as we travel to Johnson’s Beach in Perdido Key, Florida.  Johnson’s Beach is one of the few beaches in the region that allows individuals to camp on the beach!  Spend the weekend in the sun paddling in the Big Lagoon or the Gulf of Mexico to surrounding islands and peninsulas. 





    

Pre-Trip Meeting: March 29
Departure: 12pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $55
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $65

Fontana, Smoky Mountains: Canoe & Backpacking, NC - April 8 - 10


Fontana 16Canoe across beautiful Fontana Lake to the town of Proctor, a ghost town abandoned when Fontana Lake flooded the road leading to the town. Explore the foundation remains of Proctor then backpack up atrail surrounded by vibrant fall foliage along a cascading mountain stream.






   

Pre-Trip Meeting: April 5
Departure: 5pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $75
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $85

Great Smoky Mountains NP: Backpacking, NC - May 12 - 15


Great Smoky Mtns 16Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short leg-stretchers to treks that require backcountry camping. TheSmokiesoffer a great getaway in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains complete with diverse plant and animal life and beautiful views of waterfalls. Transportation, equipment, skilled leaders, and park fees are included in the cost of the trip.



 

Pre-Trip Meeting: May 10
Departure: 12pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $75
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $85

ACA Level 4 kayak Training Course - May 13- 15


ACA Level 4 KayakDo you want to take your whitewater kayaking to the next level? Then you should come take our Level 4 Whitewater Kayak Training course! Fundamentally, you will gain paddling skills, technical knowledge, rescue ability, teaching ability, group management, and interpersonal skills. Participants are recommended to have had some whitewater kayaking experience. 





 

Pre-Trip Meeting: N/A
Departure: 8am
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $130
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $140

Ocoee River: White Water Rafting, TN - June 4


Ocoee RiverJoin us for an exciting white water rafting adventure down the Ocoee, crossing over the most continuous stretch of Class III-IV Rapids in the country; tumbling through a spectacular scenic gorge in the Cherokee National Forest. Hold on! It’s going to be a wild ride!





  

Pre-Trip Meeting: May 31
Departure: 8am
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $90
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $100

Nantahala: Boating & Moountain Biking, NC - July 8 - 10


Nantahala 16Come spend your weekend biking and boating with us! Join us Friday as we paddle the exciting Nantahala River with its scenic beauty and thrilling whitewater. Eight plus miles of constant waves, swift and clear, make the Nantahala River a delight for almost all ages. Also, mountain bike one of the top single-track trails in the country, Tsali! Bike the scenic trails that meander through mixed pine and hardwoods on a peninsula stretching out over Fontana Lake. Bikes and boats included in the cost of the trip.



Pre-Trip Meeting: July 5
Departure: 5pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $100
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $120

Glacier National Park: Touring & Backpacking, MT - July 15 - 24


Glacier National Park 16Visit Glacier National Park and find yourself immersed in its spectacular beauty, including glaciers, lakes, streams, forests, and alpine meadows.  This beautiful park, known by Native Americans as the “Backbone of the World”, is a designated World Heritage Site.  Ride through the park on the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road, experiencing some of the most awesome glacial valley views in the world, and backpack some of its 700+ miles of trail.  





Pre-Trip Meeting: July 5
Departure: 8am
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $450
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $500

Grand Canyon: Backpacking, AZ - August 5 - 14


Grand Canyon 16Check off one of your lifelong goals and go backpacking in the incredible Grand Canyon; this powerful and inspiring landscape will overwhelm your senses from its immense size. Enjoy a day stop at the rim at Grand Canyon National Park and see breath taking views of the Colorado River and the sheer size of the canyon itself.  Then backpack down into the canyon and enjoy the beautiful colors of the terrain and the magnificent scenery.  The trip includes 5 days in the canyon and an awesome cross-country drive with scenic stops at Petrified Forest National Park and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. 

 


Pre-Trip Meeting: July 26
Departure: 5pm
Prices:
Students/CRCT Members: $390
Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Other: $440