Hike & Backpack

BACKPACKING & HIKING

From local adventures in Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest to exploring Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, we have something for every skill level and interest. All trips are guided by Outdoor Rec staff and include transportation both to and from Outdoor Rec, equipment, and meals in the field (night hikes do not have a meal but include a light snack)

Only a 25-minute drive from campus lies the beautiful Tucson Mountain Range. Come join Outdoor Rec as we explore all the wonders of the Sonoran Desert at night. Highlights include opportunities to see bats, scorpions, tarantulas, rattle snakes and more! 

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Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social

Prerequisites

  • must be able to navigate uneven terrain.

Where & When

June 14, 2019

Enrollment

Jun 11, 2019 - Jun 11, 2019

Min: 4

Max: 12

Fees

MemberNon-Member
1020

The night time is the best time to explore the Sonoran desert. Come join Outdoor Rec for a beautiful night hike through the historic Tucson Mountain Range. We'll hike through the towering moonlight saguaros with numerous overlooks and vantage points. Along the way we'll be delighted by the occasional coyote howling in the distance, and coming across tarantulas out on the hunt. 

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Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social

Prerequisites

  • Must be able to navigate uneven terrain

International Community Day Hike

*This event is for international students only*

As others have said, hiking is recreational walking outdoors, generally in a scenic area. A day hike is a hike that you can complete in a single day.

The UA International Community and Outdoor Rec team up to provide this exciting day hike on Mount Lemmon.

Transportation, lunch and guides are provided.

 

 

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Wellness dimension: emotional
Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: social

Where & When

September 8, 2019
Sundays
8:00am - 8:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Sep 2, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $55
Non-member - $55

Cooper Center Sunset Hike and Yoga

 

Come join us for a sunset hike and yoga experience out at the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning! A guided hike will start promptly, followed by a yoga session held in our Sonoran desert environment. Bring water!Please Meet at Outdoor Rec as transportation is included. Prefer your own ride? No Problem. Just fill out the Alternative Transportation  Waiver and send it to OutdoorRec@email.arizona.edu. Waiver must be submitted the day before the start of the program.

 

Easy 1 hr guided hike - 1 hour of yoga instruction - yoga mats provided

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Wellness dimension: emotional
Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: spiritual

Where & When

September 21, 2019
Saturdays
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019

Min: 2

Max: 14

Fees

Member - $10
Non-Member - $10

Moonlight Hike

Outdoor Recreation is offering a beautifully lit moonlight hike in Tucson Mountains.  Come de-stress and enjoy Tucson’s glowing nature at its most peaceful! This trip is appropriate for people without previous outdoor hiking experience. The trail is light with minimal hills.  This excursion is an excellent way to relax, hangout with friends, and get outdoors! Instruction will include: guidance on the path.

Provided by Outdoor Rec

  • Transportation
  • Leadership and instruction

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Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social

Where & When

October 11, 2019
Fridays
6:00pm - 11:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Oct 7, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 24

Fees

Member - $10
Non-Member - $20

Day Hike

Getting high on Mt. Lemmon will be a refreshing escape from the valley’s heat. Enjoy the cool breezes, the shade of the trees, and excellent views from several high vantage points, all while getting a good workout hiking along the high mountain ridges.

Exertion: moderate.

PROVIDED BY OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:

  • Transportation (15-Passenger Van)
  • Leadership and instruction
  • Lunch

Trip cost does not include personal clothing or dinner.

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Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: physical
Wellness dimension: social

Where & When

October 12, 2019
Saturdays
8:00am - 6:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Oct 7, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $35
Non-Member - $45

Day Hike: Hutch's Pool

Tucked in the Catalina Mtns is Hutch's Pool. Hutch's Pool day hike is the perfect excursion away with its scenic pools to splash in. Enjoy the cool breezes, the shade of the trees, and excellent views from several high vantage points, all while getting a good workout hiking along desert ridges. We'll start at Sabino Canyon and hike into the Catalina Mtns and put in around 7-8 miles.

Exertion: moderate. 

PROVIDED BY OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:

  • Transportation (15-Passenger Van)
  • Leadership and instruction
  • Lunch

Trip cost does not include personal clothing or dinner.

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Wellness dimension: emotional
Wellness dimension: financial
Wellness dimension: occupational

Where & When

October 27, 2019
Sundays
8:00am - 8:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $35
Non-Member - $45

Grand Canyon Trip

Join Outdoor Recreation for a scenic tour of the Grand Canyon! Venture to the beautiful Southern Rim of Grand Canyon National Park where we will spend the weekend camping in Mather campground, and doing various hikes in the park. We will hike down into the canyon, as well as explore some of the trails to overlooks along the rim of the canyon.

Exertion Level: Moderate  

      Provided by Outdoor Recreation

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meals-Saturday breakfast through Sunday Lunch
  • Permits
  • Leadership and instruction
  • Cooking and camping equipment

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Wellness dimension: financial
Wellness dimension: occupational
Wellness dimension: spiritual

Prerequisites

Be a member of the Faculty Fellows.

Where & When

November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 48

Fees

Member - $175
Non-Member - $175

Moonlight Hike

Outdoor Recreation is offering a beautifully lit moonlight hike in the Tucson Mountains.  Come de-stress and enjoy Tucson’s glowing nature at its most peaceful! This trip is appropriate for people without previous outdoor hiking experience. The trail is light with minimal hills. This Hike is an excellent way to relax, hangout with friends, and get outdoors! Instruction will include: guidance on the path.

Provided by Outdoor Rec

  • Transportation
  • Leadership and instruction

Register

Wellness dimension: emotional
Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: social

Where & When

November 12, 2019
Tuesdays
5:00pm - 11:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Nov 7, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $10
Non-Member - $20

Day Hike

As the others have said, hiking is recreational walking outdoors, generally in a scenic area. A day hike is a hike that you can complete in a single day.

The UA International Community and Outdoor Rec team up to provide this exciting day hike on Mount Lemmon.

Transportation, lunch and guides are provided.

Register

Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: financial
Wellness dimension: physical

Where & When

November 16, 2019
Saturdays
8:00am - 8:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $35
Non-Member - $45

Antelope Canyon Camp and Hike

This fall we are bringing back an old favorite, the 3-day 2-night Antelope Canyon Camp & Hike. We'll explore this timeless canyon and make a day trip to nearby iconic Horseshoe Bend.  This laid-back camping trip is sure to make memories, so don't forget your camera and get ready to be Instagram famous!

 PROVIDED BY OUTDOOR REC:

  • Transportation
  • Leadership and instruction
  • Food
  • Specialty Equipment

Trip cost does not include personal clothing.

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Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: social
Wellness dimension: spiritual

Intro Meeting

Before participating in this activity, you are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting.

Where & When

November 22, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Nov 18, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $185
Non-Member - $210

Cooper Center Sunset Hike and Yoga

Come join us for a sunset hike and yoga experience out at the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning! A guided hike will start promptly, followed by a yoga session held in our Sonoran desert environment. Bring water! Please meet at outdoor Rec as transportation is included. Prefer your own ride? No Problem. Just fill out the Alternate Transportation Waiver and send it back to OutdoorRec@email.arizona.edu Waiver must be submitted the day before the start of the program.

Easy 1 hour guided hike - 1 hour of yoga instruction - yoga mats provided

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Wellness dimension: emotional
Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: spiritual

Where & When

November 23, 2019
Sundays, Saturdays
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 12

Fees

Member - $10
Non-Member - $10

Cooper Center Sunset Hike and Yoga

Come join us for a sunset hike and yoga experience out at the Cooper Center for Environmental Learning! A guided hike will start promptly, followed by a yoga session held in our Sonoran desert environment. Bring water! Please meet at Outdoor Rec as transportation is included. Prefer your own ride? No problem. Just fill out the Alternate Transportation Form and send it to OutdoorRec@email.arizona.edu. Waiver must be submitted the Day before the start of the Program.

Easy 1 hour guided hike - 1 hour of yoga instruction - yoga mats provided

 

Register

Wellness dimension: emotional
Wellness dimension: social
Wellness dimension: spiritual

Where & When

December 7, 2019
Saturdays
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Oct 7, 2019

Min: 2

Max: 24

Fees

Member - $10
Non-member - $10

Tumamoc Sunrise Hike

Join Outdoor Rec for a sunrise jaunt up Tumamoc Hill. A popular hiking spot, natural preserve, and home of the University of Arizona Desert Laboratory, Tumamoc offers the opportunity to explore wildlife without traveling far from Tucson! Managed jointly by the University of Arizona and Pima County, the paved, sloping road gains 800 feet in just 1.5 miles.

Exertion: moderate. 

PROVIDED BY OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:

  • Transportation (15-Passenger Van)
  • Leadership and instruction

Trip cost does not include personal clothing.

Register

Wellness dimension: environmental
Wellness dimension: social
Wellness dimension: spiritual

Where & When

December 12, 2019
Thursdays
5:00am - 10:00am

Enrollment

Jul 25, 2019 - Dec 9, 2019

Min: 6

Max: 24

Fees

Member - $0
Non-Member - $0