Explore Alaska! Fall 2015 Trips Schedule

Sign ups will start on the first day of classes, September 3

   Fall 2015 Trips Faculty, Staff, & Alumni
1Orientation FloatFree 
 What better way to get to know some of your fellow students than on a relaxing float through town! This trip is free of charge to all orientation students. You must bring your name tag as proof. We have 15 spots and it is first come first served.   
5Angel Rocks Hike/Soak$37$44
 This Chena Rec Area hike goes up onto the ridge line above Angel Rocks.  From there the hike goes along the high country before dropping down into Chena Hot Springs.  We can take a soak after the hike to celebrate the completion of the hike. (Pool Pass Not included) 
6Whitewater Rafting$60$72
 Enjoy a day-long whitewater raft trip on the Nenana River in Denali Park with Outdoor Adventures. Raft the Class 3 waters from Grassy Knoll to Glitter Gulch.  
7Chena River Stand Up Paddleboard $28$34
 Explore Fairbanks and check out Stand-Up Paddleboarding on the Chena River.  We will enjoy a day on the water in early Autumn while traveling a couple miles through town on the river.  Paddleboarding is a fun, quiet way to travel on the water.  
13Rock Climbing$40$48
 Come visit some of the most accessible rock in interior Alaska. Grapefruit Rocks offers a great area to learn basic rock climbing skills in a scenic environment. This trip is geared to those who want to learn to climb or the intermediate climber who just wants to get out and play on the rocks.  
19-20Reindeer Hills Overnight Float$126$151
 The Upper Nenana is an excellent Alaskan river trip. This float begins right off the Denali Hwy. Soon after putting in you are cut off from the road by the "Reindeer Hills" giving you a great wilderness experience. We will then spend the weekend enjoying the grand scenery as we navigate the waters of the upper Nenana.  Everyone must be able to swim (Required).     
27Gulkana Glacier$60$72
 The autumn colors are out and termination dust should decorate the high peaks around the Gulkana Glacier.  We will hike up and check out this majestic glacier in the Alaska Range.  
3-4Cabin Overnight Hike$120$144

Don't let the shoulder season get you down.  This hike weaves along a breathtaking ridgeline that rises from the Chena river far below. We will enjoy a night in the cabin up on the ridge before hiking back down.  

10-11White Mountains Winter Backpack$120$144
 Join Outdoor Adventures for an exciting 2 day backpack through the remote White Mountains Recreation Area. Since October typically means snow in the Interior, this would be a great introduction to winter camping in Alaska.   
16Ester Dome Roam $11$19
 This is a nice evening hike with mostly downhill terrain. We will check out one of the great trails in the Fairbanks area before stopping in at the Golden Eagle in Ester. With a little luck, we might experience the first snow of the winter.  
25Jack River Ski$55$66
 We will head down to the Denali Hwy to ski out into the big mountains of the Alaska Range.  The trail into the Jack River rolls through the foothills and brings you into an awesome mountain valley.  A beautiful blue frozen waterfall awaits us if we make it a bit further out the valley.  This is a long day ski but getting out into this area is worth it.    
7-8Hutlinana Hotspring Weekend$125$150






The Sawtooth Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for this wilderness hot springs.  A soak in the hot springs is just what is needed after the six mile ski.  We will camp out so that we can enjoy the night at this great location.  


Avalanche Awareness Workshop

6-9pm for 3 nights. Learn the basics for planning and preparing, safe travel, and companion rescue in avalanche terrain.







14-15Cabin Ski Overnight$130$156
 The Chena State Recreation Area has an amazing collection of wilderness cabins to visit.  Get out with us on an overnight ski to one of these scenic cabins in which you can get warm and dry even if the weather has gotten cold and snowy outside.  
21Ice Climbing$55$66
 Ever wanted to learn how to ice climb? This day trip is a great chance to get out and try this exciting activity.  Come climb a frozen waterfall surrounded the amazing mountains of the Alaska Range  
22Campus ski$10$12
 Haven't tried skiing yet?  Want someone to show you around the beautiful campus ski trails?  Come out for an afternoon of skiing and fun right here on your own backyard ski trails.  Skis are included in the price of this trip.   
21-22Wilderness First Aid$150$180
 This sixteen hour course gives you the ASHA Wilderness First Aid Certification.  This course provides a great base of knowledge and skills for people who get out in the woods here in Alaska.  The course takes you beyond the basic First Aid course and puts the information into a practical backcountry context.  
5Ice Climbing$55$66
 Missed the other chances to get out ice climbing?  Come out and check it out this time.  We will climb a frozen waterfall in the Denali Park Area.  
6Dog mushing$200$240
 Alaska's first major means of transportation was dog sled and it remains a popular activity in Alaska to this day. Join us as we spend three hours mushing on great local trails. There is no better way to try out Alaska’s state sport! Daydream of Iditarod glory as you are whisked through our fantastic Alaskan terrain.  
11Goldstream Valley Night Ski$13$16
 Come out for a fun filled evening ski as we glide our way through the Goldstream winter wonderland to Ivory Jacks for a warm meal and a beverage. Don’t know how to ski? No sweat, learn along the way while admiring  great views of the arctic night sky.  
12Skate Ski$12$14
 Haven’t tried skate skiing yet? Want someone to show you on the beautiful campus ski trails? Come out for an afternoon of skate skiing and fun right here on your own back yard ski trails. Skis are included in the price of this trip.  

Upcoming Climbing Wall Events

Top Rope Throwdown!

Join us for our annual Top Rope Throwdown competition!

  • What:
    • Top rope climbing competition. ​
    • Open to all levels of climbers.
    • Prizes for top climbers and raffle.
  • When:
    • Saturday, November 14th.
    • Youth comp (ages 8-13) from 10am-11:30am
    • Adult comp (ages 14 and up) from 12-2:30pm
  • Where:
    • SRC climbing wall
  • Cost:
    • FREE for SCR members!!
    • Non-SRC members must purchase a day pass to get into the building. $7 for UAF Affiliated (Student, Staff and       Faculty) $10 for Alumni and Public.

Active in the Alumni Association? If you have a current "Active Member" card, you can attend trips at the student rates.

Prices include: transportation, trip leaders, and use of Outdoor Adventures equipment. Prices for overnight trips include food. Contact us for additional information. 

All information subject to change!

Stop by the Outdoor Adventures office to sign up!

Refund Policy:

Payment in full is required to sign up for a trip.   A 100% refund is available if you notify the Outdoor Adventures Office of the cancellation more than two weeks (14 days) before the first day of the trip.   Cancellation one week to 3 days (13 to 3 days) before the trip entitles the participant to a 50% refund. No refund is provided if the participant does not show up or cancels 2 days prior start of a trip.

Contact us at (907)-474-6027

Email: uaf-oa-staff@alaska.edu

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