• Trips are postponed during the Spring 2021 semester. Stay tuned for future adventures soon!


    URec Treasure March 1 to April 18

    URec Treasure Hunt

    Tired of sitting at your desk wishing that you were Laura Croft or Indiana Jones and out searching for buried treasure? Well, it is time to throw on your shoes and head out the door on URec's first ever Treasure Hunt!

    URec Outdoor Pursuits will be placing two hidden treasures out in the wild. First will be located within the Moss Rock Preserve park and the second will be located on UAB's campus labeled with a geocaching location. Using the Geocaching app you will use coordinates and clues to find the treasures.

    Once you have found the item you need to take a photo with the treasure, post that photo on Instagram using the #URecTreasure and tag @UABURec. After you have posted both treasures you will receive a FREE 3-day tent rental!

    Geocaching App

    Moss Rock Preserve Map

  • Outdoor Pursuits's Trips Series

    If you've never been on a trip through Outdoor Pursuits with UAB University Recreation, then you are seriously missing out! Our trips range in time and location, including activities such as biking, hiking and boating, just to name a few. Stop by the Outdoor Pursuits Rental Center so you don't miss out on these amazing adventures throughout the United States!

    Where would you like Outdoor Pursuits to go?

    Trip Suggestion Survey

    Trip Difficulty Scale

    Outdoor Pursuits trips are geared toward the beginner and intermediate participant. We will focus on teaching skills through experiential learning and foster a supportive and enjoyable environment. While all skills levels are welcome on any of our trips, this difficulty scale is used to provide an upfront idea of what to expect.

    1 Mountain

    1 Mountain = Beginners welcome! No previous experience needed.

    2 Mountain

    2 Mountains = Some previous experience recommended, but not necessary if you are up for the challenge.

    3 Mountain

    3 Mountains = Previous experience strongly recommended.

    Trip Logistics

    All trips will vary in length. Specific logistical details and trip itineraries will be discussed in the pre-trip meeting. Trip locations and itineraries are subject to change.

    Trips leaving on Friday will leave as soon as possible. A departure time will be agreed upon by the group during the pre-trip meeting to accommodate all participants CLASS schedules.


    Trip Cancellation Policy

    University Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits reserves the right to cancel a trip or program due to inclement weather, natural disasters, or extenuating circumstances. In the event a trip or program must be cancelled, a full refund will be issued to all registered participants.


    Fitness Tests

    Want to get a good gauge of your fitness level before embarking on one of our trips? Sign up with one of our personal trainers today! Bring in your assessment, and we'll give you $10 off your next trip!

  • Trip Registration

    Outdoor Pursuits trips fill up fast, so make sure you reserve your spot today! All of our trips are open to anybody who wants to go. You can register in person at in the Outdoor Pursuits Rental Center or at the Membership Desk, over the phone by calling 205-996-4913, online through our Membership Portal, or on our membership app.

    Registration is only secured after full payment for the trip has been made. Partial deposits can only reserve a spot on the trip until it has completely filled with full-paying participants.


    Trip Forms

    Please complete and submit the below forms for each trip for which you are registering.

    *Submission of these forms does not secure your spot on the trip. The trip registration fee must be paid in order to guarantee your spot.

    • Trip Refund

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      We will contact you using the phone number provided here to process your refund based on your provided preference day and time.

      Refunds can be processed during business hours Monday 9:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday– Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday between 8:00am-12:00pm

      Preference Example: Monday 9am, Tuesday 3:30pm
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    • UAB Outdoor Pursuits Health Questionnaire for Trip Participants

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  • Trip Refund Policy

    75% of payment will be refunded 14 days or more prior to trip departure. 50% of payment will be refunded 13-4 days prior to trip departure. NO refund will be granted less than 3 days prior to the trip departure.

    Trip refund policy may vary on larger trips that require logistics to be secured in full in well in advance of the trip. Check with the Outdoor Pursuits staff if you feel like you may need a refund.

    Trip Refund

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    We will contact you using the phone number provided here to process your refund based on your provided preference day and time.

    Refunds can be processed during business hours Monday 9:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday– Thursday 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday between 8:00am-12:00pm

    Preference Example: Monday 9am, Tuesday 3:30pm
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  • Outdoor Pursuits's Custom Trips

    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 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

    A custom trip request does not guarantee a custom trip. Dates and participant numbers depend on trip leader availability.

    Our Outdoor Pursuits staff is happy to help you plan your next trip! Our staff can help discuss potential trip locations and ideas to help you go on your own adventures.

    Customized Trip Request Form

    Our experienced staff will lead your group on a fun adventure including caving, canoeing, climbing & more! Custom trip prices vary based on location, length and equipment needed. Please complete the information below to help us better understand your group’s needs. Allow at least 2-3 weeks from the date of your request before the requested trip. You will be contacted by an Outdoor Pursuits staff member within 24-48 hours after receipt of this form.

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    Include the mission, vision, goals, or purpose of the group; and anything your group is working towards in the coming months or year.
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    Group size may the pricing of trips based on transportation, equipment, and staffing needs to accommodate.

    Preferred Trip date(s)

    Trips can be accommodated on all days of the week, pending trip leader availability. Please allow at least 2-3 weeks from the date of your request before the requested trip preferences
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  • Disability Accommodations

    For disability accommodation requests, please complete the form below.

    Programming Disability Accommodation Request